Do you have a high school student? Do you find yourself wondering how to help your student get into college?
Reviewer Cathy Duffy recently stated:
“High School Prep Genius is really a college prep planning guide that encourages students to think and plan ahead as early as middle school. Author Jean Burk spent many years teaching test preparation for college, case and through that process as well as working with her own children, learned that starting early with test prep, academic planning, research, and skill development often pays big dividends. Judah Burk, Jean Burk’s co-author and daughter, shares much from her very recent practical experience in preparing for college.
The book is written for all students whether in a traditional or homeschool settings. It aims to substitute for or enhance the information students might receive from high school guidance counselors, college admissions counselors, or others who might assist students on this journey. Because of that, it includes information for a variety of situations. The reader needs to discern which sections are pertinent to his or her situation. Ideally, parents should read the book along with students and discuss each section. Each chapter concludes with a “Parents’ Homework section where parents are given an assignment that might involve discussion, research, planning, organizing, or some other “companion” work that supports the student at that stage of the process. This is not a book for parents to simply hand to their student to read on their own with no parental input.
While some of the information seems like common sense, there is much in High School Prep Genius that is valuable and not readily known. Homeschool parents and their children are sometimes handicapped by their lack of familiarity with things that guidance counselors know, especially in regard to test-taking scheduling and strategic use of those tests. Parents with students in traditional schools should find the information valuable so they are not dependent upon a guidance counselor who might not be able to closely track the needs of each student.”
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Mrs. Jill Hamilton, CPG Associate