Book Club: February Reading List

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/26/19 8:17 AM / by Empowerly Team

As promised, we are back with our book recommendations for February! If you missed our first post in January, we talked about the positive impact a love for reading can have on college readiness.

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Goal Setting: 3 Simple Tips

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/9/19 10:17 AM / by Empowerly Team

 

There’s always an end goal, whether it’s getting into your dream school or achieving a certain score on the SAT. But these are very large-scale goals to achieve and when they seem to be unattainable, they may only cause more stress and frustration. That’s not to say you can’t achieve them, because you CAN, but to help you achieve that end goal, set benchmarks along the way.
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How Can I Help My Child Manage the Stress of College Application Season?

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/13/18 7:25 AM / by Heather Gupton

This is a question that so many parents find themselves asking when their child is starting the application process. How involved in the process should I be? How often should I check on their progress without seeming pushy? How can I support them so they feel they have the resources to succeed?

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4 Ways To Get Good Grades While Cutting Down on the Stress

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/31/18 11:50 AM / by Gwen Hornaday

High School is hard. A typical day might begin at 6:00 am, getting ready, finishing up last minute homework, commuting to school. Then going from class to class for 8 hours, followed by extracurriculars, club meetings, SAT prep, and sports practices for another 2-4 hours. By now it is 7:00 pm and a student might still have 3 hours worth of homework ahead of them before they can finally take a break and either fall right asleep or stay up until the early morning watching tv, scrolling through social media, or playing video games, doing any activity in an attempt to regain some downtime.

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Guides: Tips to Improve Study Habits

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/8/18 12:00 PM / by Christina Le

Studying can be a pain, especially if you don’t know the right way to do it! Maintaining your grades throughout high school can be difficult if your study habits aren’t effective. And without good grades, it can be hard to maximize your chances of going to your chosen college.

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Underclassmen Update: 7 Tips to Master Time Management Early in High School

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/16/18 12:00 PM / by Emma B.

I recently offered to help my procrastination-prone younger brother edit his college applications. He brought his essays to me the night they were due, giving me his analysis of his own study skills: “I always do my assignments last-minute, and I’m doing fine,” which is ostensibly true—he’s a stellar high school student with impressive extracurriculars. 

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Guides: 10 Smartphone Apps for College-Bound Students

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/14/18 12:00 PM / by Natalie Thompson

As you prepare for college, you might want to check out some of the great apps available to make your life easier. I’ve pulled together apps to improve note taking, studying, scheduling, personal safety, and getting around your college town. Most of these are great for high schoolers as well. What are my picks?

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Guides: How to Take Effective Study Breaks in 5 Steps

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/22/18 4:00 PM / by Melanie Falconer

Study breaks can be a rabbit hole. Sometimes, you take a break and the online labyrinth takes you to the unknown (you start by Googling which Xbox games are coming out next month and end up on 

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Junior Journey: 3 Small, Surefire Ways to Practice for the SAT

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/28/17 5:01 PM / by Melanie Falconer

I hated the SAT. I still hate it. It doesn't really measure your intelligence, which is made up of so many different qualities. Intelligence isn't just a number--it's about how curious you are, how you progress, your ability to shift perspectives and take on problems. 

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Underclassmen Updates: 3 Brain Hijacks to Stop Procrastinating

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/27/17 5:45 PM / by Melanie Falconer

You've checked your phone so many times that your wrist is sore. So, you take a break, staring at the ceiling. Maybe it's time for a snack? 

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