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Four Note-Taking Methods

Feb. 28, 2020

If note-taking isn’t a skill your teen possesses today, it’s critical that he or she develops it before heading off to college. Note-taking helps your teen retain information as he or she learns it and provides a useful reference for studying for tests.

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

Feb. 07, 2020

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?

Types of Writing Your Teen Needs to Learn

Jan. 24, 2020

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.

How to Get Teens to Read

Jan. 17, 2020

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.

Six Tips for Building Your Teen’s Confidence

Dec. 27, 2019

Confident teens have a good attitude about school, are persistent and tend to weather the ups and downs effectively. What can you do to bolster your teen’s confidence? Find out here!

Seven Life Skills Your Teen Needs for College

Dec. 13, 2019

The list of academic aptitudes and skills your child needs for college is long. But there are many other important life skills that teens need to succeed in the real world. Here are seven of them.

How the National Association of Colleges and Employers Defines Career Readiness

Dec. 06, 2019

What exactly is career readiness? Are the skills and aptitudes that students need for college similar to those that are essential for success in the real world? Find out how the National Association of Colleges and Employers defines career readiness and about the eight competencies associated with career readiness.

Five Characteristics That Predict College Success

Nov. 01, 2019

It’s impossible to guarantee that your high schooler will go off to college, excel in all subjects, graduate summa cum laude and embark upon an incredible career. But wouldn’t it be nice to know that your teen is on the right path?

Seven Tips for Writing the Common Application Essay

Oct. 11, 2019

Many colleges require students to submit an essay using one of the Common Application essay prompts. For 2019-2020, there are seven prompts to choose from, one of which is to share an essay on any topic of the student’s choice.

Seven Benefits of Your Teen Getting a Summer Job

Jul. 12, 2019

If there’s one thing every teen wants, it’s a little extra spending money. Without a doubt, a summer job has a big financial advantage for your teen. There are also a wide variety of other benefits they will find come with this experience.

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