Great Choices Series: Inside Guides

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Choosing High School Courses

This step-by-step guide assists the early high school student in creating a complete high school course plan. The Inside Guide to Choosing High School Courses presents an overview of commonly offered programs, teaches principles of good planning, and walks students through the process of choosing high school courses. Students complete the workbook by creating their high school course plan, keeping their goals in focus and allowing for well-reasoned changes as they progress through high school. Especially important for 8th and 9th graders, this guide can be used anytime during high school to help a student understand the need for a challenging program and a personal commitment to achievement.

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Choosing Winning Activities

Beyond the classroom, a world of opportunity awaits as students choose their extracurricular activities. The Inside Guide to Choosing Winning Activities helps students consider personal goals, interests, and resources as they evaluate and choose to pursue great activities. Throughout the guide, students will be encouraged to look beyond the surface and recognize some of the qualities of character, leadership, discipline, and responsibility that their activities will cultivate. This guide is an invaluable tool for any college bound student, with complete instructions for all evaluation tools and record keeping forms, which will be highly prized when college application time arrives. This guide is recommended for grades eight through ten.

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Developing Strong Study Skills

Achievement in high school takes more than a good mind and good effort; it takes good studskills. This simple and direct guide will help students master study skills in several areas, including note taking, test taking, memorization, organization, research, and time managementWith instructions for a proven note taking system, a variety of study techniques, tips for memorization of facts a step-by-step research guide, and reliable test taking strategies, our Inside Guide to Strong Study Skills is an invaluable tool chest for any student. Beyond great study skills, this guide will help student maximize their efforts with guidance in evaluating their use of time, setting priorities, and organizing all of their study areas: home, locker, backpack, and notebook. Beneficial for all students wanting to improve their study skills, this guide is recommended for middle school, high school, and even college students.

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Setting and Achieving Goals

A desire for great things comes naturally to most of us; transforming those great expectations into reality is a bit more challenging. The Inside Guide to Setting and Achieving Goals gives students the hidden key to that transformation: a practical plan for achievement. As students learn how short terms goals lead to achievement of long term goals, they will begin to use their most basic hopes and dreams as stepping stones to reaching event larger dreams. Recognizing that students are multi-dimensional, this guide encourages goal setting in a variety of areas including academic, physical, social, financial, and spiritual. Recommended for any student desiring to define a path and achieve a goal.

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Standardized Testing

Each student is unique, but the school, the state, prospective colleges, and potential emploall want to see students compared to a standard. Standardized testing is a fact of life today, from mandatory state and local testing, to the PSAT, PLAN, SAT, ACT and vocational exams, testing is part of ths some of the stress out of those tests by addressing common questions about the testing process, exploring tools for improved test scores, and explaining the role of testing in your college application process. Guidance is also provided to helpclarity to the wotwo years of high students understand their test red of testing and will be useful to school.

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Choosing College

Each student is unique, but the school, the state, prospective colleges, and potential emploall want to see students compared to a standard. Standardized testing is a fact of life today, from mandatory state and local testing, to the PSAT, PLAN, SAT, ACT and vocational exams, testing is part of ths some of the stress out of those tests by addressing common questions about the testing process, exploring tools for improved test scores, and explaining the role of testing in your college application process. Guidance is also provided to helpclarity to the wotwo years of high students understand their test red of testing and will be useful to school.

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Completing the College Application (A bonus section in Choosing a College)

Presenting all you are, all you have done and all you hope to be within a few pages of a college application is no small feat. Amid a stack of thousands of look-alike pages, your application must bring you to life; your courses, your grades, your test scores, your activities, and the unique qualities that make you a good fit for the admission officer’s school must cry out for attention. Our Completing the College Application supplement will help you bring life to your application through your essays, short answers, resumes and interviews, and help you avoid the pitfalls of a poorly prepared application. As you are guided through the elements of the admissions process, you will begin to understand how to make the process work for you; with practical advice, effective checklists, and record-keeping suggestions, this guide is an invaluable tool for any student beginning the college application process.

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Career Perspectives

The Inside Guide to Career Perspectives guides students as they build an effective career and technology plan. Career Perspectives first gives students the tools to identify skills, interests, career options, and education and training oppportunities, and goes on to guide them through a search for the schools or programs that are best suited to their interests, needs and goals. Career Perspectives is an essential resource for students exploring a career and technology pathway.

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Life Transitions

The Inside Guide to Life Transitions provides students with support in acquiring the practical skills and personal development necessary for a successful transition into independent living. Focusing on the job seach skills, including interviewing, resume writing and applying, as well as budgeting and personal development, Life Transitions is an ideal support resource for any student preparting to leave high school, leave home, and enter into life as a young adult.

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