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What College Readiness Looks Like

Nov. 20, 2020

There’s a term you’ve probably heard a lot before as a parent: college readiness. What does it mean? And how do you know if your child is on track for “college readiness” in school?

Study Skills Your Teen Will Need in College

Nov. 06, 2020

Knowing how to study effectively is important in high school, but it’s even more crucial in college, where students are expected to manage multiple demanding classes and regularly prove their understanding of class material on quizzes and exams. 

Dos and Don’ts for the College Admission Essay

Sep. 11, 2020

ou’ve heard before that the admission essay can give your teen’s college application a boost, and it’s true. How can your teen make the admission essay the best it can be? Here are a few dos and don’ts.

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.

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