Michael Milone, Ph.D.

Michael Milone, Ph.D.

Dr. Michael Milone is a nationally recognized research psychologist and award-winning educational writer. He earned a Ph.D. in 1978 from The Ohio State University and has served in an adjunct capacity at Ohio State, the University of Arizona, Gallaudet University, and New Mexico State University. He has taught in regular and special education programs at all levels, holds a Master of Arts degree from Gallaudet University, and is fluent in American Sign Language. He served on the board of directors of the Association of Educational Publishers, was a member of the Literacy Assessment Committee of the International Reading Association, and is a past chair of the Technology and Literacy Committee of the International Reading Association. He contributed to both readingonline.org and Technology & Learning magazine on a regular basis. He currently serves on the Research Advisory Board of Renaissance Learning the Education Advisory Team of Bluenose Edutainment, and the Albert J. Harris Award Committee of the International Reading Association. His publications include two novels, several standardized tests, hundreds of articles, and a puzzle called Diminish with both print and app versions. He has completed 33 marathons, two Ironman triathlons, and hundreds of other races, including the Mt. Taylor Winter Quadrathlon.


When should I start thinking about colleges?

How about right now? You don't have to make a choice, but begin thinking about things like what you want to study, where you would like to go, and what would be important about a college.read more

Self-Quizzing: The Key to Learning Better

Have you ever wondered if there's a more effective way to cram for a test than highlighting and rereading every chapter in your textbooks? A recent study says there is.read more

How important is location in my college decision?

As strange as it sounds, it is truly important that you think about the place, the physical area, of where you want to go to college. read more

Who can help me complete my financial aid forms?

Applying for college financial aid can be complicated, but here's a suggestion that is so simple you might actually overlook it. If you and your family need help completing the forms, ask for it.read more

How do I start the financial aid application process?

Going to college is expensive, no matter where you go. While you are in high school, look at all the possibilities for financial aid, and begin your search early. There are countless ways to do this, but your guidance office is a good starting point.read more

How do I multitask in high school and college?

Almost all high school or college students consider themselves to be expert multitaskers. They insist they can talk on the phone, type an assignment, read, and listen to television or radio at the same time. Well, they can do all of these things, but they aren't doing them well. read more

Memorization Tips and Tricks

You will be expected to memorize a lot of information in college. Fortunately, it's not too hard to learn memory tricks. If you practice these tricks in high school, you will be pretty good at it when you reach college. You will also do better in high school.read more

How should I start my college search?

Here are four questions that, if you can honestly answer to yourself, it will help narrow it down. read more

How do college students get through all those reading assignments?

Whenever possible, have something on hand to read. It can be a book, a digital device, an assigned newspaper article, whatever. If you find yourself with a little time on your hands, you can use it productively. It will help power through all those reading assignments, especially the shorter ones.read more

How strict are college professors about tardiness?

Because we are human, we make mistakes. We actually learn better from mistakes than when things go right. The problem comes in when we make too many mistakes or make mistakes that have big-time consequences.read more