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Dec. 27, 2021

Navigating the High School to College Transition with Dr. Rudy Jackson Jr

Navigating the High School to College Transition with Dr. Rudy Jackson Jr

As parents and caregivers, we put so much energy into helping our children become academically successful. We push for the right teachers, the right schools, and the right classes. What kind of skills do you find to be critical for us to instill in our c...


As parents and caregivers, we put so much energy into helping our children become academically successful. We push for the right teachers, the right schools, and the right classes. What kind of skills do you find to be critical for us to instill in our children, regardless of their post-high school plans?

Making sure our kids are prepared to succeed in school and beyond isn’t just about academics, but also about preparing them to navigate the transition from high school to college successfully. Here, we’ll talk about what constitutes the college gap and how you can help your kids bridge it with college prep activities that improve study skills, time management, and memory recall. Here are some things to consider as you listen to this episode: 

 

Setting Them Up For Success - Boost Your Kid’s Study Skills. The foundation of college success is built upon good study skills and is something we can be teaching our kids at an early age. Whether it’s learning how to manage their time effectively, memorizing their class notes, or mastering test-taking techniques and exam preparation—the earlier we begin teaching these essential skills, the easier and smoother their transition will be from high school into college life.

 

Getting Them Ready For Adolescence: Start Early, Build a Strong Foundation and Encourage Creative Thinking. Some parents put off giving their children study skills until they reach high school – by then it’s often too late. The longer you wait, the harder it is for kids to change entrenched habits of procrastination and disorganization. It’s important to begin developing habits of good study behavior early so that these skills become second nature during high school.

 

Helping Them Manage Their Time: Parents often forget that their kids have a life outside of school and extracurricular activities. It’s important that your child understands how to manage time effectively if they want their workloads, schoolwork, extracurricular activities, family time, and social life to balance properly. One way you can do that is by helping them develop study skills.  The following are some tips and tricks students should learn in order to maximize their learning potential throughout high school. Research Papers Are Often Too Long/Too Wordy: Teachers should specify page length; but more importantly, students need to understand that research papers aren’t supposed to be a wiki-type experience where hundreds of sources are quoted verbatim with no analysis or commentary.

 

Providing Support on the Home Front: Tips on how to keep supporting your child even after you've given them all of your advice. Provide some tips on what parents can do to help their children through tough times, even when they’re not there with them. Be sure that everything you say is positive and encouraging.

 

At SouthernSoulPodcast.com - Livestream Podcast & Music Hangout we cover a variety of topics, this show we’re hosting a session for parents, high-school students, and families. 

 

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Recommended by Dr. Rudy Jackson, Panel Moderator

College Prep Professionals help parents navigate the college admission and scholarship process by helping students develop personal Success Traits that win competitions for college admission and scholarships. CPP simplifies the planning/application process and shows parents where to focus their time and energy through 1-on-1 coaching and parent workshops. https://www.yourcollegepro.com/

 

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