We had the opportunity to review High School Prep Genius offered by College Prep Genius. This 440 page book is jam-packed FULL of helpful information for students mainly in High School (but can be used as early as 7th Grade).
The purpose of this 7″ x 10″ book (taken directly from the text) is:
to help shape students’ personal and academic development by giving each student the tools needed to succeed.
The book is broken down into three sections: Personal Success, Academic Success and Future Success. Each section is six chapters. It is suggested that a “College and Career Notebook” be made in which sample charts and tables are provided in the text (although I would personally need to make my own based off of what is in the text as they are not large enough to simply copy, in my opinion). The charts are wonderful items to get parents and students alike thinking about the importance of each action and each event that is going to be taking place. What role does the student need to play? Leader, or follower (as both skills are important to learn)? Summer jobs and learning to be dependable. Test preparation. The list goes on and on.
The “Introduction” actually is where a breakdown BY MONTH is suggested for ninth graders thru seniors. EXCELLENT handy tool!!
Each chapter is written directly to the student, but then also has a parent section. LOVE this! Suggestions are also offered…NICE help for brainstorming when one isn’t even sure which direction to start or go. LOVE this too! Each chapter has a “Think About It” area that causes the student to STOP AND THINK about what they just read, and to then think about applying it to THEMSELVES particularly. LOVE this! For example:
Think about what you have to learn and what you want to learn in high school. Decide what goals you want to accomplish in the next four years and what subjects you really want to focus on. Honestly evaluate whether you can handle all, some, or none of the advanced classes. Research the policies of colleges you are considering toward advanced courses.
I think the only thing I don’t love about this review is that we didn’t find out about this until the end of our 10th Grade year! *wink* What an amazing tool for students. Seriously.
This book is for those planning on attending college – however – I believe it has VERY USEFUL information for those who do not plan on attending college…it is just an overall “adult development” tool.
It sells for $29.95 and can be purchased HERE.
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Here’s praying you have fun learning!