Disclosure: Bluestreak Books sent me a copy of Seventeen: College Goals AND is providing a prize pack for one of my lucky readers! Keep reading to learn how you can enter to win a copy of the book and a $50 gift card for your high school student.
My middle daughter just finished her Sophomore year of high school – in fact her last day of school was Tuesday. I started thinking about how this time next year we are going to be making an appointment to get her Senior pictures done. It really hit me how quickly things are going to start to change for her.
When she starts her Junior year this fall, my daughter’s life is going to be suddenly consumed with college decisions – starting with taking the ACT. As part of the testing process, she will have to pick a couple of colleges that will receive her test scores. So yes, she has two years of high school left, but she is going to have to start making decisions very soon that will affect her future.
Right now, she wants to attend Miami University (like her mom!) and become a teacher. I want to see her achieve all her dreams and have been looking into ways to help her through this process.
So that is why I was so super excited to learn about the Seventeen: College Goals book. It’s part guide, part planner, part journal, and perfectly designed to help your teenage daughter figure out some of the important decisions she needs to be making about college.
I gave it to my daughter yesterday and she has already gained some useful information from it. I imagine she is going to be referring back to it a lot over the course of the next school year.
About Seventeen: College Goals
The only thing standing between you and that college life is figuring out where you might want to go, completing your applications, writing a killer essay, scoring solid test scores, shining in your activities, getting glowing recommendations, and . . . okay, that’s a lot. But even though being accepted into college can seem big and overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be.
That’s where Seventeen’s College Goals comes in. This stress-free guide—part-planner, part-journal—will help walk you through the step-by-step process of applying to colleges. There are pages filled with practical cheat sheets, handy life hacks, thoughtful tips, fun quizzes, inspiring quotes from your favorite celebs and leaders, and prompts that will push you to self-reflect. (After all, that’s what college essays are all about!) This way, you can freak out less about if you’ll get in, and actually start thinking about which school’s offer you’re going to accept.
Our impressions of Seventeen: College Goals
Filled with fun doodle-style graphics, the book intersperses practical advice with journal writing prompts and to-do lists. My daughter loved how the whole thing was written as if a friend was talking to her. It felt like friendly advice, not an adult telling her what to do.
Seventeen: College Goals is divided up into three main sections: Junior Year, Senior Year, and Before You Go. So this book is going to be useful to my daughter right up to the moment that we help her move into her dorm room.
As a parent, I loved how this book got my daughter thinking about some of the decisions and tasks she is going to be facing in her final two years of high school – like college visits, application essays, and applying for financial aid. As I browsed through the book myself, I was impressed with how thorough it is. I couldn’t find a single thing that it left out.
Maybe even more impressive is the way that information is presented in manageable chunks that will totally seem do-able to your teenager. I think this book is going to be a great resource for my daughter as she navigates the last two years of high school.
I remember being completely overwhelmed when I was in high school and making decisions about college. Neither of my parents went to college so I didn’t really have anyone to go to for advice. I would have loved a book like this one to have helped me with all those tough college-related decisions. It would have made the process much less stressful!
Seventeen: College Goals is in stores now. If you have a daughter who is in high school, I highly recommend getting her a copy to help with college planning. Now would be a great time to get a copy so they have the whole summer to read through it.
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