Keys to Preparing for College

Keys to Preparing for College

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For high school juniors and seniors and bridge programs.This text offers honest and direct guidance to students concerned about their futures and making decisions related to college, majors, degrees, and careers. It presents suggestions, study strategies, ideas, and systems that will enable students to make the most of their educational experience. Students and Faculty alike are encouraged to visit the central website for all Keys franchise materials,, where you can correspond with the author team, view their speaking calendar, benefit from current articles, and more!
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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 209.3 x 276.9 x 9.9mm | 482.72g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130308064
  • 9780130308061

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PREPARE FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS EARLY! This book contains everything that a high school student needs to know to get ready for college, career, and life success. From managing time and priorities to learning how to think and analyze, this book will prepare you to excel in the college environment. Taking the time to work through this book and the exercises will give you the inside story on what your professors and your employees will expect from you. Visit our Student Success Super Website at
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Table of contents

I. KEYS TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLLEGE. 1. Setting Goals Toward Success. 2. Thinking Critically About College Decisions. 3. Exploring Careers and Majors. 4. Choosing a College That Fits Your Needs. II. KEYS TO COLLEGE ADMISSION. 5. Building an Academic Portfolio. 6. Getting the Process Started. III. KEYS TO COLLEGE SUCCESS. 7. Reading. 8. Listening and Note Taking. 9. Test Taking. 10. Managing Time. 11. Communicating. 12. Being a Leader.
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"There are an estimated 14 million students in college today, many of whom were not prepared for college when they entered. Keys to Preparing for College offers a comprehensive overview of the information needed to pursue a college career." -- Dr. Stephen Jones, Drexel University "Students and parents need the 'how to' for college admission... Most students are unsure of how to start the whole process and are easily confused by the vast amount of paperwork, organization, and information that will come their way during the high school years as they head toward this transition. They often have misconceptions as to what it 'really takes' to be admitted to a four-year college." -- Ann Russell, Meadowdale High School, Lynwood, WA
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