Do you want to help your high schooler get into a good college, yet would prefer not to be arrested by the FBI or be publicly disgraced? The Denver Public Library can help.
Our teen webpage, Evolver, offers:
- Homework blogs, such as Need Help with Your National History Day Project? and College Admission Essay: Make Them Fall in Love with You.
- Information on how to sign up for a student research appointment, which can take place either in person or through our chat service, Ask Us. Reference librarians meet with students of any age to help find authoritative information for projects, while teaching them research skills to succeed academically.
- Links to videos, credible online resources, and library databases for many topics, including language arts, biography, social studies, math and science.
- National History Day research guides, which include books, articles and primary sources.
- Links to local resources for college-bound kids, such as the Colorado Department of Education's College In Colorado, which has information on financial aid, scholarships, test prep and applying for and preparing for college.
Learning Express has additional resources, including preparation for college placement tests and reviews for math, grammar, and science.
The college application process is competitive these days, and a good essay can make all the difference. LyndaLibrary (available with your DPL card) has a free, two-hour online course, College Prep: Writing a Strong Essay, that will help your student, plan, draft, edit and polish a memorable college essay. There are also classes on public speaking, writing a research paper or video script, Microsoft Word, and test-taking strategies.
Questions? Ask Reference Services or call 720-865-1363 today!