10 Things I Wish I Knew in High School

Things I Wish I Knew in High School Colleges and employers continue to grapple with the fact that students in the United States are not prepared for the demands of higher education and the workforce Students scramble to figure out where

  • Title: 10 Things I Wish I Knew in High School
  • Author: Sarah E. Galimore
  • ISBN: 9780991046201
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Paperback
  • Colleges and employers continue to grapple with the fact that students in the United States are not prepared for the demands of higher education and the workforce Students scramble to figure out where to go to school, how to get in, what to study, and how to pay for their education, one of the most important investments of their life Education is a complex but highly valColleges and employers continue to grapple with the fact that students in the United States are not prepared for the demands of higher education and the workforce Students scramble to figure out where to go to school, how to get in, what to study, and how to pay for their education, one of the most important investments of their life Education is a complex but highly valued system It s a pathway to opportunities in life and a cornerstone of economic prosperity, but far too many students get lost along the way What can students do to make sure they get the most out of their education In this unfiltered, non academic, and straight to the point personal essay, students are challenged to ask tough questions about their education and personal goals They are provided insights based on the experiences of a young professional who has been where they are, and has a few thoughts on how to get them where they want to be.

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    1. 10 Things I Wish I Knew in High School is an earnest and insightful book, one that combines the author’s advice, gained from experience as a student and young, successful professional, and data pertaining to educational and professional success. Galimore uses data on a wide range of topics that concern modern high school and college students, including peer and social pressure, testing, college or professional preparedness to create a big picture look at what will have a profound effect on the [...]

    2. I really kind of expected the author to end this book with "But trust me about the sunscreen." The advice given to students preparing to enter high school (although some of it is great advice for just about anyone) greatly reminded me of Baz Luhrmans "Everybody's Free (to wear Sunscreen)" and it's still great advice. The ideas were portrayed in a clear, easy to understand manner, laced with personal experience and examples so there is less doubt in the readers mind that the author doesn't know w [...]

    3. I received this book through First Readsr me it's a little to late for this advice book, i wish i could have had someone to tell me those things and maybe now i would have been graduated at college. It's just 10 basic rules that when you are young you don't think are really important and then growing up they become your biggest regrets. Putting the statistics helps a lot realize the problem you put yourself into if you take some wrong turns along the road. Yeah having fun it's good but school n [...]

    4. I won a copy of this book from . The author makes some important recommendations for high school students. I highly recommend giving this book to all high school students. I believe Galimore provides some substantial insights. She recommends that high school students behave cautiously and choose their peer group wisely. I agree with this sentiment, and it is important that high school students recognize that their present behavior has long-term consequences. I wish that teachers and schools disc [...]

    5. I won this book on I found this to be an excellent little guide for upcoming high school students. I wish I had prepared more for college (and life in general while I was in high school than what I did. Though it is geared towards a high school crowd, a lot of the advice given in the book could be useful for college students as well. The little quips at the beginning of each chapter provide a summary of what topic each chapter deals with. My favorite was Chapter 10. I couldn't agree more. Ah, i [...]

    6. This was a book I won through .I felt the book gave some good hints to help students better cope with high school. I have worked in a poor rural district for two decades and found that many of the points made in the book are the same ones I have been repeating to my own students every year. I am sure I will use some of the research in this book to help reinforce the concepts.I think this is a good book for students looking to get the most out of high school with aspirations to continue their edu [...]

    7. I won this off first read , and as a mother of four teenagers I found it to be a great book for them. It listed a lot of my wants for them as well as my worries. Children don't seem to acknowledge that their friends influence them as this book indicates. So it made it hard to convey this book to them. I'm sure once my children enter a level of maturity maybe they can understand what this book has to offer. Thank first win for this book.

    8. 10 Things I Wish I knew in High School was a really informative book that not only covered academics but also the social lives of students ranging on topics from college to friend choices. This book was really helpful for myself, especially being a High school junior beginning to start to focus more on topics found in this book. It's great for helping survive high school and college. Overall, 5 out of 5 stars.

    9. I received this as a copy from GoodReads First Reads program.I thought this was a very insightful book. I have recently graduated college, but wanted this to give to a friend's daughter who is in high school. As I read through it though, I found that many of the points still apply to people even in the business world. Great advice.

    10. This was pretty good. It held a very nice easy-to-follow thought pattern and it was easily relatable. I'm a few years out of high school, but some of the information pertains to college and life as well. I'd highly recommend this as a book that should be at least glanced at by those newly entering high school. I think it could be a helpful little reminder of the easiest pitfalls.

    11. I received a copy from a GiveawayIt is a short but detailed book full of advice that I feel that should be read by anyone in high school or lost in your post-school life. I am in college and I wish I had this book when I could of put its advice to work for me before graduating.

    12. I received this book as part of a First Reads giveaway.Short read, but very reflective. Lots of good tools for recent high school gradsd those of us WAY past high school but looking to re-evaluate our path.

    13. This was a very well written and meaningful book. With clear and concise writing, it spelled out an organized all kinda of advice which was provoking of thought, and very true. I would recommend this book to anyone in middle or high school.

    14. This book is a valuable resource for high schoolers, and parents as well! It's a great reminder to both parents and kids on what to expect out of life, and where you are able to step in and create your own changes/future. I definitely wish I had this back when I was in high school.

    15. I found this book insightful because I am about to start high school myself. I wish that it went into a more relatable level or had more information. Overall, I really enjoyed this book.

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