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8 Summer Reading Suggestions for High School Students

By IvyWise on Fri, Jun 30, 2017 @ 11:12 AM

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.

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Fight Summer Brain Drain: How to Learn and Continue College Prep Over the Summer

By IvyWise on Thu, Jun 02, 2016 @ 10:05 AM

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.

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College Prep Tips: The Benefits of Outside Reading

By Catherine DiMarzo on Thu, Mar 24, 2016 @ 11:41 AM

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.

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Recommended Reading for High School Students

By IvyWise on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 @ 05:22 PM

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.  

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