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Preparing for College

Thinking about your high school senior applying to college is a big change and may be difficult to prepare for, Greenwich Library has resources that will keep you calm and organized.

Thinking about your high school senior applying to college is a big change and may be difficult to prepare for and adjust to.  If you have been fearing college admission preparation all summer, lay these fears to rest, Greenwich Library will keep you calm and organized with resources on the College and Career section of our Teen page and rows and rows of books devoted to finding the right college, writing the perfect admissions essay and getting in. 

What many parents don’t know is that constructing a college application is a science.  It is much more than typing a few sentences into the Common App and pressing send.  There are secrets to college admissions that no college or high school tells you that could lead to your child’s acceptance into their #1 school.  These secrets and more are revealed in books like Accepted! 50 Successful College Admission Essays, What High Schools Don’t Tell You : 300+ secrets to make your kid irresistible to colleges by senior year, and The College Hook all of which are located on the first floor of the Library. 

Learn more by joining us in welcoming Alan Gelb author of Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps on Saturday, September 15 at 11 am.  Gelb will provide tips and strategies for crafting a winning personal statement and will share the qualities and techniques necessary to craft a narrative that expresses your unique personality, strengths and goals. 

The College and Career page of our teens site has numerous college related websites so that all of the information you need is at your fingertips.  We feature websites for college advising, financial aid, preparing for your future beyond college and preparing for careers in the military. 

For more information about Teen Services, contact Margaret Walsh at (203) 622-7915 or visit our Teens Page

by Claudia Artandi - Greenwich Library Intern

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Leslie Yager August 21, 2012 at 11:51 AM
great opportunity for college bound students. mark your calendars for 9.15 at the library!

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