Created by the Simply Soft Skills Team
Applying to college isn’t a process of locking yourself in your room as you fill out forms and crunch out college essay after essay. It’s a process that involves effective communication. In each step of your college applications, your ability to communicate effectively becomes the compass for navigating interactions with parents, counselors, teachers, colleges, peers, and yourself. In this guide, we’ll delve into the intricacies of each interaction. Welcome to Crucial Communication for College Applications.
By Allison Xu
Despite our best intention to avoid it, conflict may still occur somewhere in our life, whether it is a school club, a sports team, or a study group. The reality is conflict is simply a part of life, so we need to face the conflict and know how to deal with it effectively. Here are some tips for you to address these conflicts when they rise.
By Akshita Kannan
In our school curriculum, we learn about specific subjects, facts, and data, but don’t really learn about necessary life skills such as effectively communicating our ideas. As students and as workers in the future, we will spend our day communicating through writing emails, speaking in meetings, debating with colleagues and peers, and creating presentations. The 7 C’s of communication ensures effective communication of our thoughts by being: clear, concise, concrete, correct, coherent, complete, and courteous.
By Amelia Lenz
As college application deadlines draw near, recommendation letters are on many high school seniors’ minds. But how do you ask for a letter of recommendation?
By Sara Karbowski and Ananya Gondesi
Summer is coming to an end, and many students are heading back to school. Things can feel a bit overwhelming, so here is a checklist of supplies to get and habits to implement to have a successful year in high school!
By Daisy Wong
It might be your worst nightmare, but eventually, everyone is going to have to give an impromptu speech sometime in their life. Although the gut instinct is to start panicking, the biggest enemy in giving impromptu speeches is you. An easy way to overcome your fear and give a good impromptu speech is to use the PREP method. PREP stands for point, reason, evidence, and point.