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When I Was Your Age

After Class Life Skills

Although not always easy, the most helpful response may be something such as, “I’m sorry to hear that. I suspect that’s true for other people too. Is there a way I, or someone else, can help?” It can help to listen, not just to the words, but for the message behind the words.

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How to adult: concrete advise for money, mental health, and friendship as high school seniors transition from to college.

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Is Working Too Hard Holding You Back?

Life Skills

Self-Driven Child co-author Ned Johnson offers guidance for parents and teens struggling with homework, performance, and burnout.

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Plan: Think Before You Act

Life Skills Schoolwork & Studying

Now that you're an experienced high schooler, this is a good time to develop and practice the skill of planning. Maureen Delaney and John Jones offer their tips for developing strong skills in the planning department.

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As you look ahead at the jump from sophomore to junior year, how soon should you start test prep? Director of Instruction Aaron Golumbfskie offers his perspective on how best to determine when to test and when to begin test prep.

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How NOT to Take a Practice Test

Life Skills Test Prep

Practice testing is a key part of the process of preparing for any standardized test. John Jones offers his guidance for steps to avoid when taking a practice test in order to get the most out of your diagnostic experience.

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Educational Counselor Katy Dunn offers some helpful Dos and Don'ts for getting the best possible letters of recommendation for your college application.

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The college admission process can be a long, winding road but an experienced IEC can smooth some of the bumps and make the process a bit easier. Think about it and then make the decision that is right for you.

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Using your course registration freedom strategically to build your brain and your college prospects.

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Your Winning Team

Life Skills

Classes suggest teachers, clubs mean friends, and sports usually involve teammates and coaches. So, your school day is full of people – many folks --all playing different roles in your life.