Here’s a timely and updated repeat–my collection of past posts and resources to consider as students head back to school.
For high school students:
How to achieve your goals in school this year.
How to be more impressive by doing less.
Some advice to help you earn better grades.
A past post with back-to-school resolution suggestions.
My favorite study skills book is Cal Newport’s How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less. Don’t let the “college students” reference in the title throw you off, as most of it applies to high school students, too. Includes great advice about how to take notes, how to study, how to take a test, etc.
The Challenge Success folks share their Top Ten Back-to-School Tips to Help your Child Thrive in School This Year.
Here are three books I recommend to just about any parent. None tell you how to raise a teen’s SAT scores, but I promise they will absolutely help you better prepare your student for college, and their life that follows it.
- Teach Your Children Well: Why Values and Coping Skills Matter More Than Grades, Trophies, or “Fat Envelopes”
- How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success
- The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives
For college students:
A past post with resources and advice to help you start college strong and happy.