What High Schools Don't Tell You (And Other Parents Don't Want You toKnow): Create a Long-Term Plan for Your 7th to 10th Grader for Getting into the Top Colleges (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jul 19, 2007 - Education - 320 pages
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From the author of What Colleges Don’t Tell You, a plan to help parents of middle and early high school students prepare their kids for the best colleges

In order to succeed in the fiercely competitive college admissions game, you need a game plan—and you have to start young. In this empowering guide, Elizabeth Wissner- Gross, a nationally sought-after college “packager,” helps parents of seventh to tenth graders create a long-term plan that, come senior year, will allow their kids to virtually write their own ticket into their choice of schools.

Parents should start by helping their kids identify their academic passions, then design a four-year strategy based on those interests. The book details hundreds of opportunities available to make kids stand out that most high school guidance counselors and teachers simply don’t know about or don’t think to share. This indispensable guide should be required reading for any parent whose child dreams of attending one of the country’s top colleges.
  

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Review: What High Schools Don't Tell You: 300+ Secrets to Make Your Kid Irresistible to Colleges by Senior Year

User Review  - Gjscollins - Goodreads

Great ideas but I think most of the book is geared towards highly gifted kids to stand out. I enjoyed reading about finding your child's dreams and funneling their energies in the summers towards them. I got some great tips though for my above average child! Read full review

Review: What High Schools Don't Tell You: 300+ Secrets to Make Your Kid Irresistible to Colleges by Senior Year

User Review  - Wendy - Goodreads

I think this book is directed for really motivated, highly qualified kids. But it did motivate me to get them ready for SAT's, ACT's, and volunteering...things like that. Read full review

Contents

WHAT HIGH SCHOOLS DONT TELL YOU BUT THIS BOOK WILL
PART I
CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
PART II
Note to the Reader
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 12
A FINAL NOTE
APPENDIX
INDEX

CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Elizabeth Wissner-Gross, trained as a journalist, has for ten years succeeded in helping students, including her own children, gain admission offers to Harvard, Princeton, Yale, MIT, and other competitive colleges.

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