College Planning for Gifted Students

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Council for Exceptional Children, Jan 1, 1998 - Education - 135 pages
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This guide offers information on undertaking a comprehensive, well-organized, programmatic approach to college planning. "The College Search: Defining the Problem" provides an overview of college-planning problems and offers solutions. A comprehensive, systematic 6-year timeline is included. "Planning for Gifted Students: What Makes Them Different?" provides a conceptual framework for understanding the intellectual, social, and emotional characteristics of gifted adolescents and offers suggestions for meeting their needs. The framework can be used to develop student profiles and plan specific programs that meet individual needs. "The College Search: A Matter of Matching" provides recommendations and resources for counselors and parents who want to help students be aware of and understand their personal learning styles, values, interests, and needs. "Learning About Colleges: What Have They Got That I Want?" is designed for counselors and parents who want to assist gifted students in researching schools and help students integrate self-understanding with an understanding of college offerings. "The Application Process: What Have I Got that They Want?" explains how credentials are evaluated by colleges and includes specific information on college interviews, writing an effective essay, enhancing applications, and college costs. Appendices include glossaries, resources on gifted students, and a common college application. (CR)

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I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I have a son who is a rising high school Junior, which in other words, means that I am beginning to panic about college admissions. I ... Read full review

Contents

Defining the Problem
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What Makes Them
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Special CollegePlanning Problems Encountered by Gifted
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