BetterGrads will be offering four College 101 panels in January 2010 at San Francisco Bay Area High Schools, including Richmond High School and Oakland Technical High School.
With many exciting recent developments to share, including the first (inter)national BetterGrads team meeting, a presentation to the Rotary Club of Pleasanton North, upcoming presentations at Oakland Tech, initial feedback from GHS, it’s time for another update on BetterGrads!
Somewhere within the never-ending piece of literature you might currently know as the Common Application (or any college application for that matter), you are asked to highlight some of your skills. Yes, it’s easy to write that you are proficient in Microsoft® Word®, Excel®, and PowerPoint® (the later will become the bane of your existence as you enter the collegiate world and eventually the working world). But there are two skills I wanted to highlight today, that will help you grow and succeed during your high school years and beyond. 1). Follow-Up or Fail This skill comes to you courtesy of author Keith Ferrazzi from his book Never Eat Alone (NEA). While Ferrazzi spends much of the book explaining the finer points of networking, he spends a significant portion discussing the importance of follow-up. So, what’s the big idea behind follow-up? Following-up shows you care and are thankful for that [...]
Should undergraduate programs in the United Stated be reduced from four years to three? Senator Lamar Alexander makes the case for “yes”; Executive Director Kevin F. Adler offers reasons to be skeptical.
BetterGrads week in review #1: Community Initiatives meeting and Granada High School College 101 Presentations to over 600 students and parents.
Is it even possible to create a college going culture at a high school if one does not exist already? This article highlights three of the barriers that inhibit a school’s ability to promote a college going culture.
Interaction between college students and high school students is desperately needed, especially amidst the billions of dollars in education budget cuts in California.
Duck confit. Crème brûlée. Beef Wellington. There are many tough food dishes to cook. But how easy is it to serve good quality college prep? It can be a lot simpler, we think. BetterGrads’ recipe for success: localized student-to-student peer advising.