STAFF REPORT • mycentraljersey.com, a Gannett publication
High school can be tough — from the anxiety of social situations to the pressures of college applications, many students find themselves overwhelmed by stress.
Joseph Adegboyega-Edun is a high school counselor who is determined to help students succeed — both emotionally and academically — in the four most important and challenging years of their K-12 education… This guide also lets parents know how to advocate for their teen’s education and how to keep track of their teen’s progress. For those who are college bound, Succeeding in High School uses a step-by-step approach to mastering the college application process, from organizing the search, finding the right college, filling out the applications and obtaining financial aid. -Staff Report, myCentralJersey.com, A GANNETT COMPANY
-September 4, 2009
Midwest Book Review
High School is where it really starts to matter. “Succeeding in High School: A Handbook for Teens and Parents plus a College Admissions Primer” is a guide for young adults who want to make the most out of their college educations and better prepare themselves for college and the rest of their lives. From making the most out of the first year to the importance of extracurriculars, there is no shortage of wisdom and advice within. “Succeeding in High School” is a solid and recommended read for any who want to use high school as a launch pad for life.
By MotherLodeBeth “MotherLodeBeth” — Amazon.com Top 100 Reviewer
This is an excellent book, but I think it should be for pre teen and even younger students’ parents because waiting until high school to get serious about your education can often be too late for many. In the book the author discusses laying a strong academic foundation in ninth grade, developing good organizational skills, study habits, selecting courses that fit college bound plans, how to handle stress, extracurricular activities, knowing what the graduation requirements are, early graduation, some myths about homework, challenging yourself, diversify your college or university search. And much more.
By J. Cameron-Smith “Expect the Unexpected” — Amazon.com Top 500 Reviewer
I found this book easy to read and while it is specifically written in relation to the American education system, much of the advice provided and suggestions made would be useful to students (and their parents) in other countries. While the book is aimed at primarily high school students I think it would be useful (at least for parents) of younger children. Mr. Adegboyega-Edun is an educator who clearly has drawn on his experience(of over twenty years) in preparing and presenting this book. Each chapter begins with a student quote, and ends with “Questions for Students”, “Things to Do” and “For Parents”. This serves to both reinforce the points made as well as to make it clear that effective learning requires action by both students and their parents or carers.