GREAT ADVICE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
To stay on top of trends in college admissions, I read a lot of blogs and listen to a variety of podcasts. Rick Clark, Director of Undergraduate Admission at Georgia Tech, is one of my favorites to follow. As so often happens, Clark was recently asked about what colleges are looking for from high school students. His response is perfect:
“… just focus on being a good high school student. Go to class. Learn how to take notes and study efficiently. Listen and ask good questions. Participate in your classroom discussions and do personal research on some of the topics you cover in school on your own, so you can dig deeper and get as big and broad of an understanding on issues and information as possible. Outside the classroom, get involved in the things you enjoy and find fun, interesting, or broadening. Invest in your school and local community and seek to positively impact the people around you.
Ultimately, that is what colleges are looking for. We want to build a community of people who are interested in learning and challenging themselves academically, and who are committed to impacting and influencing people around them-both inside & outside the classroom.”
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