Outside Reading Is a Critical College Prep Tool
Relax With A Good Book Or Other Reading While You’re Out Of School For The Holidays
We can’t stress the importance of outside reading enough. Oftentimes it’s hard for students to find the time to read books or other materials for fun, but winter break is the perfect time to catch up on some outside reading you haven’t been able to do this semester.
Use The 4th of July Holiday Break To Catch Up On Outside Reading
For students preparing for the college admissions process, the 4th of July holiday is a great time to relax, recharge, and catch up on some light outside reading.
Use Your Summer Break to Explore an Interest, Learn, And Get a Head Start on College Applications
Summer break is here for many students, but that doesn’t mean all learning has to stop! It’s important for college-bound students to spend their summers wisely, but they don’t have to participate in a fancy college summer program to do it.
Start Your College Prep By Picking Up Your Outside Reading
By Catherine DiMarzo, IvyWise Client Relations Manager
Families often ask what their students can be doing to demonstrate their intellectual horsepower outside of the classroom. One of the first things that our counselors recommend is outside reading. Specifically, reading that is not assigned for homework or as part of a class. There are many books, blogs, and online journals that high school students can read that will help them explore and become experts in their areas of interest.
Outside Reading Helps Students Expand Vocabulary, Explore Interests
One the most important college admissions prep goals for 2014 that students can easily achieve is to expand their outside readings. Not only does reading help foster creativity, it expands students’ vocabularies (which is important for the SAT and ACT!) and helps them learn more about topics that interest them.