Are you a savvy student? Then what you need for scholastic success is now right here in one place. Our three Savvy Student’s Guides and a host of related resources can help you attain your academic goals.
Many students are surprised at how easy it is to choose between the thousands of colleges out there. But once you have a clear understanding of who you are, what you like, and how you best learn, picking a college becomes a pretty easy and fun thing to do. Learning about yourself is something you’ve always done, and that’s the key to a successful ninth grade, where you ramp up and fine tune your self-knowledge by learning to be a good student, participating in clubs and activities, and learning how to help others. You keep building these skills throughout high school …
Online colleges and online education now occupy an increasingly large portion of the academic landscape. Yet just two decades ago, the idea of a virtual classroom was a high-tech novelty. The idea that online education could ever replace the traditional classroom would have seemed exaggerated, even far-fetched. The World Wide Web (as it was cumbersomely known at the time) was in its infancy. We were only beginning to imagine its potential to impact our lives, let alone the transformative effect it would have on our education.
Do you consider yourself to be a savvy student? Your academic career to-date may be impressive — good grades, fair study skills — but when push comes to shove, do you know how to write an effective college essay, to debate ideas with authority, or approach a problem with creativity? How about managing your time effectively while juggling your personal life and hectic school schedule? Learning more about the essential academic and life skills discussed in our Savvy Student’s Guide to Study Skills can be your ticket to success.
Have an iPad or Android tablet and unsure which apps reign supreme for student use? We help you get savvy by sharing our top picks for apps that make your school life easier and your productivity zoomin’. We cover top apps, both paid and free, with common students uses in note-taking, storage, flashcards, and more. Check out our picks on both platforms and get those fingers flying.
Anyone can recommend a notebook or laptop computer for college use. We went one step further and checked with university computer departments and college bookstores to see what the pros there recommend and to check what actually sells. Plus, to help you get even more savvy, we look at the general market for computers, explain tech hardware, and suggest which computer features make the most sense for your major.
Savvy Student’s Resources
- College Application checklist—College Board
- College Application Checklist—NACAC
- Student Rights and Responsibilities
- Ordering ACT Test Scores
- Ordering SAT Test Scores
- College Admissions Glossary
- Early Action and Early Decision Admissions
- Admission Decisions: What Counts
- Top 15 Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing a College
- Colleges and Universities: Choosing the Right Fit