11 Articles for College Access Ambassadors

Below are 11 awesome articles relating to college access and academic success. Remember, read & stay informed because knowledge is power!

  1. How to Get Into Harvard and the Ivy League, by a Harvard Alum In this essay, Harvard Alumn and PrepScholar.com founder Allen Cheng outlines what Ivy League Colleges are looking for in applicants. Specifically, Cheng discusses why these institutions exist (to create value), the importance of “deep achievement” to attracting a top college, and several of the most frequently asked questions that students have about getting into top colleges. Written May 30, 2015 http://blog.prepscholar.com/how-to-get-into-harvard-and-the-ivy-league-by-a-harvard-alum
  2. Top 10 Environmental Issues Affecting Urban America. Highlights environmental justice and the issues impacting communities of color in urban environments, including air pollution, waste dumping, mercury exposure, and food deserts. Written April 22, 2010. vhttp://thegrio.com/2010/04/22/the-top-ten-environmental-issues-affecting-america/#earth-day-at-40-top-ten-environmental-threats-to-black-americajpg
  3. How to Get a 4.0 GPA and Better Grades, By a Harvard Alum. Really effective guide on getting A’s in high school.  http://blog.prepscholar.com/how-to-get-a-4-0-gpa-and-get-better-grades-by-a-harvard-alum
  4. Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League. By William Deresiewicz, published July 21, 2014. The author talks about the stifling culture of elite education and its impacts on the wellbeing of young people. ://newrepublic.com/article/118747/ivy-league-schools-are-overrated-send-your-kids-elsewhere
  5. College Readiness Timeline. Provides a helpful checklist to help students prepare for college, organized by year in high school. https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/get-started/introduction-ca/a/master-timeline-college-admissions
  6. 8 Ways to Take Control of Your Time: Simple and practical guide on time management. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/inside-the-classroom/8-ways-to-take-control-of-your-time
  7. 10 Ways to Motivate Your Child To Do Better In School: A resource for parents to partner with children in goal of doing better in school. https://www.empoweringparents.com/article/10-ways-to-motivate-your-child-to-do-better-in-school/
  8. The Truth About Need Aware Admissions,  Kat Cohen http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kat-cohen/the-truth-about-needaware_b_2758566.html
  9. 20 Bad Habits that Don’t belong in College http://study.com/articles/20_Bad_Habits_That_Dont_Belong_in_College.html
  10. How to prepare for college as a stem student: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2014/06/23/get-a-jump-start-on-college-classes-as-a-stem-major
  11. Teaching Gifted Learners to Manage Stress in High School: http://sengifted.org/teaching-gifted-learners-to-manage-stress-in-high-school/