Undecided (2nd Edition)
Published October 6, 2020
For high school students all over the country, figuring out what to do after graduation is a major question. For many, the logical answer is continuing their education, whether in a training program, a community college, or a four-year university. But no matter what the path, the preparation can be overwhelming, and it’s hard to know where to start.
That’s where “Undecided” comes in! This comprehensive handbook outlines the different options available to teens after high school and provides suggestions on how to follow each path efficiently and successfully. It covers everything from SAT preparation and personal statements to trade school pros and cons and advice on how to prepare for life in the military.
Full of checklists, anecdotes, brainstorming activities, and journal exercises, UNDECIDED leaves no stone unturned and no option unconsidered. So settle in, keep an open mind, and find the future that really works for you!
I’m so impressed with this book. I want to go back through it and highlight so much stuff. I really wish I’d had a book like this as a high school student.
Though a large chunk of the book focuses on college– including how to figure out which schools are right for you, how to apply, and how to pay for it– there is a LOT more that’s covered here. There’s a lot of information on trade programs, joining the military, internships, and travel opportunities. I learned about programs I had no idea existed. I read about volunteer opportunities that sounded incredibly life-changing.
UNDECIDED is an incredible resource not only for students looking at going to college, but anyone who’s not sure college is right for them, but isn’t sure what all the other options even are.
I also love how practical the advice and information is. There are some personality tests aimed at helping you consider the type of personality you have and how your needs fit with different types of careers. The author gives some great information on how student debt works and things to consider before taking out a loan.
This is a must-have for any school library or guidance office or any family with kids reaching the high school level, especially if they’re not sure what they want to do. I wholeheartedly recommend this book.
Genevieve Morgan’s TedTalk on Undecided
I noticed in her author biography, that Genevieve Morgan gave a TedTalk on her book, Undecided. If you’re on the fence about whether the book would be helpful for you, check out the TedTalk and see what you think.
Recommended for Ages 14 up.
The book contains profiles with information about a diverse group of Americans.
Profanity/Crude Language Content
Mild profanity used very infrequently.
The author cautions readers that certain careers, like the military, do random drug testing, so basically don’t join if you’re using recreational drugs.
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