Synopses & Reviews
Its no secret that college doesnt prepare students for the real world. Student loan debt recently eclipsed credit card debt for the first time in history and now tops one trillion dollars. And the throngs of unemployed graduates chasing the same jobs makes us wonder whether theres a better way to make it” in todays marketplace.
There isand Dale Stephens is proof of that. In Hacking Your Education, Stephens speaks to a new culture of hackademics” who think college diplomas are antiquated. Stephens shows how he and dozens of others have hacked their education, and how you can, too. You dont need to be a genius or especially motivated to succeed outside school. The real requirements are much simpler: curiosity, confidence, and grit.
Hacking Your Education offers valuable advice to current students as well as those who decided to skip college. Stephens teaches you to create opportunities for yourself and design your curriculuminside or outside the classroom. Whether your dream is to travel the world, build a startup, or climb the corporate ladder, Stephens proves you can do it now, rather than waiting for life to start after graduation” day.
"A sympathetic, practical self-help guide for teens facing the end of high school and unable to decide what to do next….A helpful guide full of good, sensible advice to teens feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of major life transitions." -Kirkus Reviews
"This is an intelligent, surprising addition to any parent or high school advisors collection" —ForeWord Reviews
"Some students know exactly what they want to do after graduating from high school, whether continuing their education or starting careers. Others arent as sure. Morgans book targets these readers, taking them through the many options available today—both traditional and nontraditional….Morgan gives substantial advice and suggestions on how to make the right choice and how to succeed once that choice has been made." —School Library Journal
For high school students all over the country, figuring out what to do after graduation is a major question. For many, the logical answer is continuing their education, whether in a training program, a community college, or a four-year university. But no matter what the path, the preparation can be overwhelming, and it's hard to know where to start. That's where Undecided
comes in! This comprehensive handbook outlines the different options available to teens after high school and provides suggestions on how to follow each path efficiently and successfully. It covers everything from SAT preparation and personal statements to trade school pros and cons and advice on how to prepare for life in the military. Full of checklists, anecdotes, brainstorming activities, and journal exercises, Undecided
leaves no stone unturned and no option unconsidered. So settle in, keep an open mind, and find the future that really works for you!
About the Author
Genevieve Morgan is a writer, producer, and editor living in Portland, Maine. She is the author of several illustrated nonfiction works and cofounder of a book packaging company that has produced a variety of work, including Saints: A Visual Almanac of the Virtuous, Pure, Praiseworthy and Good and The Devil. She recently published The Core Balance Diet and is currently working on an adventure trilogy for middle readers entitled The Five Stones.