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What Colleges Expect from High School Seniors

It’s important for your teen to think not just about what to share with the colleges to which he or she wants to apply, but what those colleges are seeking from the high school seniors in their applicant pool. 

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Big Changes Coming to the ACT in September 2020

Beginning September 2020, the ACT will offer students more choices in not only how they take the exam, will help ensure that their scores more accurately reflect their academic knowledge, effort and future potential. Here are some changes taking place.

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Eight Tips for Building Your High School Student’s Critical Thinking Skills

There are many skills your teen will need in college but one of the most important is critical thinking. As a parent, what can you do to build your teen’s critical thinking skills and help him or her get ready for college?

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Four Important Considerations for Teens When Choosing College Majors

Whether your teen has been planning their career since fourth grade or your high school junior is just beginning to review their options, the college major decision is a big one, and your teen could surely use some guidance.

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Types of Writing Your Teen Needs to Learn

Learning to write well is an essential skill that your teen will use just about every day in high school. As teens prepare themselves for college-level academics, they must be proficient and versatile writers, able to convey their ideas and arguments clearly and coherently.

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How to Get Teens to Read

There are lots of reasons teens stop reading as much as they did at a younger age. How can you encourage your teen to read during middle and high school (and beyond)? Here are a few tips.

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