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Preparing for College - Continues

How to prepare for college outside the classroom.
Interpersonal and leadership skills, interests and goals are all important for college preparation. Independent reading and study, extracurricular activities, and work experience will all help you develop your skills, interests, and goals.

Independent Reading and Study
Independent reading and study will help you prepare academically for college. This is a good way to develop interests, expand knowledge, and improve your vocabulary and reading comprehension skills needed for college and the SAT I or ACT. For more information about Standardized Tests: ACT, SAT, or GRE (for Graduate students), click here.

Creating a Good Place To Study
You needs a quiet and comfortable place to study. Here are a few things that you can do:
1. Find a quiet place with some privacy.
2. Set up a desk or large table with good light and place reference books such as a dictionary on the desk or nearby.
3. Study on a regular basis.

Extracurricular Activities
Many school, community, and religious organizations enable high school students to explore their interests and talents by providing activities outside the classroom. Colleges are often interested in a student's extracurricular activities such as school clubs, the student newspaper, athletics, musical activities, arts, drama, and volunteer work, especially if a student has excelled in one or more of these areas.

Work Experience and Community Service
Work experience -- paid or volunteer -- can teach students discipline, responsibility, reliability, teamwork, and other skills. Some students participate in community service activities such as tutoring elementary school children or volunteering in a local hospital. Such activities make valuable contributions to society and also help students to identify their career interests and goals, gain workplace skills, and apply classroom learning to real-world problem solving. Many colleges view community service as a valuable experience that enhances a student's college application.

Some schools offer academic credit for volunteer work through "service-learning." This is a teaching method that integrates hands-on learning (through service to the community) into the school curriculum. To find out if your school offers "service-learning," talk to your teacher, guidance counselor, or school principal. For information on how to start a "service-learning" program, contact the Learn and Serve America Clearinghouse at 1-800-808-SERVE.

A summer job is also a good way to gain experience and earn money for college as well. If you work during the school year, you should not work so many hours that the job interferes with school work.

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Credit: Preparing Your Child For College: 2000 Edition published by The U.S. Department of Education



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