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Regardless of whether you’re pursuing a career in STEM, social sciences, or the arts it is important to continue your growth in literacy. In previous book club posts, we’ve talked about how reading can act as a calm space in the craziness of college preparation, as well as develop your writing and creative thinking skills. In addition to these outstanding literacy benefits, reading regularly can provide you with new experiences, perspectives, and life lessons that will help you become a more well-rounded student and individual. With that said, here are few reads to add to your spring reading list:
We already know that community service is an amazing way to show a commitment to giving back and making the world a better and brighter place. What you may be unsure of is how to integrate your interests with your volunteer work, so Empowerly is here to help.
In the midst of college applications, extracurricular activities, and school assignments it is important to allow yourself to come to a quiet place and wind down. One thing that can help you destress after an insane day or a never-ending week is immersing yourself in a book.
Every single college advisor will tell you that you need to do your research before applying to a college. But many students do not exercise due diligence when researching schools. Make sure that you are really delving into the school and understanding how it will impact you and vice versa before you apply.
Perhaps you’ve dedicated time in high school to playing the cello with your youth orchestra, or you’ve played a handful of lead roles in your school’s drama productions. Showing colleges your artistic accomplishments can be hard to do on a written application, but did you know that you can submit supplemental materials to show off your command of the stage?
Enjoy your summer, but don’t forget to make the best of it! One of the best and easiest ways to occupy your time is to read. Reading is so great because not only are you enjoying, but you’re also learning. Becoming well-read opens a lot of opportunities — new hobbies, conversations, etc. can all be born out of reading more.
Students like you want to stand out on their college applications. When every student applying to top colleges has great grades, great test scores, and numerous extracurriculars though, it’s hard to know how to set yourself apart. Supplemental materials for college applications may seem like a way to do just that, but not all supplemental materials are the same. Know what good supplemental materials for college applications are before you decide to send any in.