So, you’re a high school sophomore (or freshman). You’ve acclimated to your high school, and you know that you want to go to college in a few years. You might have heard chatter among your older classmates or siblings about the college admissions process, and you know that the SAT or ACT is usually an important part of it.
But you don’t need to take either test this year. You might start prepping over the summer for the October PSAT. You may even leverage that prep into feeling ready for one of the official SAT or ACT test dates in the fall.
But it’s January. Certainly you don’t need to start prepping for the October PSAT in January.
What’s an ambitious, motivated tenth grader to do?
This week, I’m following up with some insights into a few of the thoughts that may have impeded your progress in Step Three.
It’s a lot.
And it’s totally natural if you feel overwhelmed as you consider the new school year. But today I want to talk you through an exercise that will help you face and process your fear.
The other day I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Lori Walsh on South Dakota Public Broadcasting's In the Moment radio show.
Listen to the interview here...
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...and have a great day!
I've written an article introducing what it means to take a mindful approach to test prep for the blog at Matlack Educational Consulting. You can read the article here.
See you soon with a new post!
Rather than forgoing the New Year’s resolution practice altogether, I encourage you to enter into a version of self-inquiry that will lead you to making resolution(s) that will work for you so that you feel like you are making progress in the year to come.
Here are seven steps to making the New Year’s resolution process work for you:
I've written a piece for the website Grown and Flown, a wonderful blog for moms of teens, on how parents can help their children create and implement a summer plan.
Students, you can apply the article, too. Just follow the steps on your own or with a parent or other adult.
Click here to read "Summer Plan: How to Light a Fire Under Your Kid."
If you want me to personally guide you through the process, contact me for a complimentary consultation.
Last night, I participated in a Twitter Q&A with Jodi Okun, founder of College Financial Aid Advisors, as a part of her #CollegeCash Chat series.
I've included the conversation below to make it easy for you to follow.
Feel free to follow up with any questions in the comments section, through the Contact page of my website, or on Twitter.
Hope you enjoy!
PS: Twitter conversations are great, but by their very nature they require concise responses. I elaborate on some of the topics we touch on here in the following blog posts:
Get Your Z's
Decisions, Decisions... and Distractions
The Most Important Thing You Can Do for Your SAT/ACT Prep if You're in the 10th Grade
Boost Your Reading Comprehension in As Little As Two Weeks
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