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**10 Reasons to go to College**
What is college?
SAT & ACT
Career & Jobs
Helpful College Tips
Here are a few helpful tips about preparing for college
1) Study. Study. Study.
of your education. Keep track of your own grades and assignments.
Approach your instructors
for your make-up work or extra tutoring.
4) It is good to
build a mentor relationship
with at least one teacher you trust and like at your school. Your teacher(s) will not only provide you with support but they will also be a great person to write you an excellent and genuine recommendation letter for colleges and future jobs.
Make sure you are doing something proactive after school: sports, organizations, jobs and/or helping out your family. If you have to baby-sit family members at home, you should still make an effort to get involved in extracurricular activities at school, too.
Start researching colleges
you find interesting. If possible, go visit them--even if you are a freshman in high school! The "College Search" tab has excellent websites you can use to start researching schools.
Start studying your freshman year for the SAT
. Focus on vocabulary words. Take the PSAT in 10th grade and register to take the SAT the summer before your junior year. The "SAT and ACT" tab has the websites you need to (1) find out more information about the tests, (2) register for the tests, and (3) sign-up for free study questions.
Create a new professional-sounding email address
that you will use to communicate with colleges, teachers, and use in your college applications. We suggest creating an email with
. Make sure your email is simple; preferably use your first and last name or just initials. For exmaple, if your name is
your email could be:
create a "teeny-bopper" email with words such as,
cutie, xoxo, death, skulls, love, princess, king,
etc. You should also not use your birthyear as part of your email.
9) Find out what you should be doing every school year by visiting
College Board's Action Plans
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