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Becoming an “Extraordinaire”
What Is Success?
Freshman Year
Sophomore Year
Junior Year
Senior Year
School Counselors
Parents
Teachers
People in the Community
Fresh Start
Set Goals
Time Management
Study Skills
Test-taking Skills
Find a Mentor
Network
Ask Questions
What’s Your GPA?
What’s on Your Transcript?
What’s on Your Résumé?
What’s in Your Letter of Recommendation?
How Colorful Is Your Essay?
1. Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
2. Always Remain Competitive
3. Take Advantage of Opportunities
4. Get Involved
5. Be a Leader
6. Don’t Waste Time (Especially Summers)
7. Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses
8. First Impressions Are Lasting Impressions
9. No Shortcuts Allowed
10. Work Hard, Play Hard
11. Use Your Success to Help Others
12. Give Back to Your Community
13. Say Thank You … Again, and Again, and Again
Be Competitive
Taking the Big Tests
Taking Advanced Courses
Dual Enrollment
Finding a Career Path
What Are My Options for College?
Making the Big Decision
College Isn’t for Me (Yet)
Get Organized
Going Through the College Admissions Process
Scholarships
The Scholarship Process
What Is a FAFSA?
Ready to Play or Not?
Got Game Off the Field or Court?
What’s Your Backup Plan?
Choosing the School for You
Overcoming Adversity
No Money, No Options
Disabilities Don’t Mean You Can’t Go to College
Negative Energy
Dealing with Drama
The Choice Is Yours to Make
When Things Don’t Go as Planned
Experiencing Rejection
I’m Having Problems—Help Me
Being Extra Prepared for College
Being Extra Is Within Reach
If It Is to Be, It Is Up to You
About the Author
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Moving from Ordinary to Extraordinary

Moving from Ordinary to Extraordinary

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Finally, an educational guide for all students, young and old, that put it all together in a step-by-step process for the real world. Moving from Ordinary to Extraordinary: A Teen's Guide to High School Success is a must read for all middle and high school students as well as their parents. Dr. Artis has uncovered Extraordinary tips that allowed her to receive over $100,000 in scholarships and acceptance to every college she applied to as a high school senior. Being an Extraordinaire is a Four-D undertaking. It requires dedication, discipline, determination, and depending on your family, friends, teachers, and mentors! This book provides proactive "think outside the box" approaches to tackle the Four-Ds and to prepare ordinary students for Extraordinary high school success. The information in this book answers the questions of how to set goals and accomplish them in a competitive society and how to position yourself to be that Extraordinary person that will make you stand out among ordinary students in front of employers, college admissions representatives, and scholarship committees.
Finally, an educational guide for all students, young and old, that put it all together in a step-by-step process for the real world. Moving from Ordinary to Extraordinary: A Teen's Guide to High School Success is a must read for all middle and high school students as well as their parents. Dr. Artis has uncovered Extraordinary tips that allowed her to receive over $100,000 in scholarships and acceptance to every college she applied to as a high school senior. Being an Extraordinaire is a Four-D undertaking. It requires dedication, discipline, determination, and depending on your family, friends, teachers, and mentors! This book provides proactive "think outside the box" approaches to tackle the Four-Ds and to prepare ordinary students for Extraordinary high school success. The information in this book answers the questions of how to set goals and accomplish them in a competitive society and how to position yourself to be that Extraordinary person that will make you stand out among ordinary students in front of employers, college admissions representatives, and scholarship committees.

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