Foster youth are more likely to be underprepared for college level coursework after high school. Preparedness can significant impact your success in school. College level work is challenging and struggling in the beginning can be discouraging. To ensure that you start strong, come prepared, willing to learn, and ready to overcome challenges. Below is a collection of online resources aimed to help you evaluate your preparedness and take action to improve your skills prior to and during your coursework.
How Prepared Are You?:
- Explore careers, colleges, personality profile testing, job outlook https//www.mynextmove.org
Online College Readiness Courses:
- Learning how to learn https://www.coursera.org/learn/learning-how-to-learn
- Grammar and punctuation https://www.coursera.org/learn/grammar-punctuation
- Creative problem solving https://www.coursera.org/learn/creative-problem-solving
- Financial planning for young adults https://www.coursera.org/learn/financial-planning
- Getting started with essay writing https://www.coursera.org/learn/getting-started-with-essay-writing
- Positive psychology: Resiliance skills https://www.coursera.org/learn/positive-psychology-resilience
- Academic listening and notetaking: https://www.coursera.org/learn/note-taking
- Conflict resolution skills https://www.coursera.org/learn/conflict-resolution-skills
- Introduction to research for essay writing https://www.coursera.org/learn/introduction-to-research-for-essay-writing
- How to write a resume: https://www.coursera.org/learn/how-to-write-a-resume
Additionally we strongly suggest contacting a councilor at your local community college. Many community colleges have dual enrollment programs with the local high schools and offer courses in basic readiness skills.