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Getting from College (or Not College) to Career
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Getting from College (or Not College) to Career

Read up on the link between college and the world of work.

Getting Tips on Getting Into College
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Getting Tips on Getting Into College

On July 22, over 40 area high school students and their parents attended a seminar at the Westover Branch Library on how to write a compelling and original college entrance essay. The seminar was conducted by former HB principal, Ray Anderson.   Write Out Loud by Carol Barash, PhD 12 Tools for Telling Your Story […]

Summer: The Perfect Time to Start Your College Essays (Seriously)
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Summer: The Perfect Time to Start Your College Essays (Seriously)

Too Hot Outside? Cool Down with Some Big Thinking! Outstanding essays give college applicants a real advantage in the admission process, and educator Ray Anderson says that summer is the perfect time to start crafting them. This month we have several writing programs to help – and of course we have great books all year round:   The […]

5 Books to Help You Achieve the Dream
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5 Books to Help You Achieve the Dream

Applying to College? “And yet not a dream, but a mighty reality- a glimpse of the higher life, the broader possibilities of humanity, which is granted to the man who, amid the rush and roar of living, pauses four short years to learn what living means.” –  W.E.B. Du Bois on Education These books can […]

Overwhelmed by "What Should I Do With the Rest of My Life?"
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Overwhelmed by “What Should I Do With the Rest of My Life?”

High school students and their parents get a lot of advice. Relatives, friends, teachers, counselors, spiritual advisers – and even strangers – can give so much college and career advice that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. These stories and guides offer reassurance that you don’t have to decide everything right now, and entertainment while you […]

Trying to Predict the Cost of College?
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Trying to Predict the Cost of College?

Waiting for college acceptances, and wondering how you’re going to pay once you’re in? Last week on the Teen Blog, our librarians highlighted some of the Library’s best resources to help teens (and their parents) with the financial aid process. The Teen Blog post also includes links to: Arlington Public School’s College Corner Arlington-specific scholarships […]

Searching for the Right College? We Can Help!
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Searching for the Right College? We Can Help!

  When it comes to deciding where to apply for college, there are so many options and variables that it’s easy for students (and parents) to feel overwhelmed. We’re here to help! Check out this week’s Teen Blog post on Searching for the Perfect College. You’ll find it full of useful resources and book recommendations. […]