Get started on the road to success with this unique guide to middle school and beyond—brought to you by FranklinCovey, the company behind the 7 Habits series and The Leader in Me.
Middle school is full of changes—maybe it’s a new, bigger school, maybe it’s friendships starting to get more complicated, or maybe it’s a combination of a lot of things. But these changes don’t have to be bad, in fact they could be the best thing for us—because when things start to change we have the opportunity to grow. That’s why even though middle schoolers have a ton of other things going on, middle school is the perfect time for them to start altering their habits and goals for their future success.
Sure it might sound a little scary, but with a little help it can also be exciting! Framed as twelve conversations to start having, rather than checklists or rules, this unique guide helps students start thinking about what they want their futures to look like and readying themselves to achieve those goals.
In The Middle School Student’s Guide to Academic Success, portions of which were previously published as Beat the Middle, authors Blake and Bo Nemelka offer tried and true advice, opportunities for reflection and action that middle schoolers can tailor to their individual goals and interests, and ways for parents and guardians to help them along the way. Beginning with topics students can get started on now—like setting goals, improving your GPA, working on time management skills, and balancing extracurricular activities—and moving forward to future subjects including college applications, scholarships, and money management—this book is the ultimate guide to helping readers become not only successful middle schoolers, but successful people.
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|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers|
|Sold by:||SIMON & SCHUSTER|
|File size:||8 MB|
|Age Range:||8 - 14 Years|
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The Middle School Student’s Guide to Academic Success
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Table of Contents
A Note to Students 1
A Note to Parents/Mentors 7
Things to do Now
Conversation 1 Goals 13
Conversation 2 Planning & Preparation 27
Conversation 3 Time Management 39
Conversation 4 Grade Point Average (GPA) 51
Conversation 5 Extra- & Co-Curricular Activities 63
Conversation 6 Service 73
Things to Start Thinking About
Conversation 7 College Entrance Exams 85
Conversation 8 Internships & Work Experience 95
Conversation 9 Money Management & Scholarships 107
Conversation 10 College Application Process 119
Conversation 11 Interviewing 129
Conversation 12 Share Your Experience 139
Concluding Thoughts 147