Your Roadmap to Educational Success

From a very young age it is so important to have a goal in mind whether it is athletically, academically, or socially. Goals are what you get places in life. Without goals, we would not have motivation.

Here are a few ways to draw your  personal, educational  roadmap:

1. Select an ultimate destination. For example, Harvard Business School.

2. Learn everything you can about the destination like:

  • Where is it?
  • How long does it take to get there?
  • How do I get there?
  • How long can I stay?
  • What does it have to offer me?
  • What do I have to offer it?

3. Using step two, find directions.

  •  Seek out a great high school: public or private. If you know you want to study business, research schools that specialize in business tracks. For example, each high school in my district specializes in one area of study like Global Studies, ROTC, Humanities, Business, Law, Communications, etc.
  • When you arrive at your respective layover (high school), take as many additional specialized classes as you can to further your knowledge base. For example, don’t stop at Microeconomics…take a Marketing elective or a Website Design class.
  • Once your reach that crucial junior year in high school: BE PREPARED for the SAT/ACT. By that time, TestSoup will have its’ SAT/ACT flashcard system up and running!
  • After you dominate the college admissions tests, you begin the search.

4. Repeat step 1-3 but this time as it applies to College. Extra Tips:

  • Research alumni networks; measure the strength
  • Research job placement rates
  • Research graduate schools alumni attended
  • Read Extra! Extra! Be all about it: The First Year College Experience

5. Arrive at your destination and share your experience with others!

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