This is a guest blog post from Hannah who writes for Alleyoop's Skipping Breakfast and Skipping Dinner blogs. Hannah is a graduate of Emerson College. Alleyoop.com is a new resource for high school students to improve at math and prepare for college. Plan For College readers get an opportunity to register for free with the code at the bottom. Try it out!
Getting ready for college is more than just getting in. You might only care about surviving math class and school stress now, but you’re going to have to plan for your future at some point. Alleyoop can help you with all of that, starting with math.
1. Math is hard
We get it, math is tough. But it doesn’t have to be boring. That’s why we’ve created a math game where you can win points, watch videos and complete challenges until you get better in math class. If you really need help now, we even have one-on-one tutoring with a real live math tutor.
2. School is stressful
Colleges might be looking for involvement, but nobody wants an applicant who’s already burned out. Try our guidance activities or schedule a call with a college counselor to find out how to balance school and all that other stuff you’re trying to put on your college apps.
3. College Is super expensive
In case you haven’t heard, most college students graduate with tens of thousands of dollars of debt. Our college counselors can answer your questions about paying for college so you can avoid living in a cardboard box after college graduation.
4. Flipping burgers isn't (that) fun
You don’t have to know what you’re going to be yet, but it doesn’t hurt to take a look around. Watch our video interviews with career professionals to see how fun work can be, and decide for yourself what jobs you would like someday.
5. Excuses are running low
If you’re still using the line “My dog ate my homework,” you might need a new story. Instead of thinking up another crazy excuse, just go to Alleyoop and get help finishing your homework for real this time. Trust me, it will take a lot less effort than convincing your teacher you were abducted by aliens.