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The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price by Lynn O’Shaughnessy

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Junior Year

Continue researching and visiting schools and taking challenging classes. Many students and teachers believe this is the hardest year for the college bound.

Study for the SAT. An inexpensive way to prepare for the test is to buy a test prep book, which you can find at just about any bookstore. A wonderful (and free) test prep resource online is www.Number2.com. What I especially like about Number2.com is that it dispatches e-mails to parents that contain a weekly progress report breaking down how many questions the child tackled, how many he got right, and how many minutes or hours he spent on the site.

Another delightful—and unique—site is FreeRice (www.freerice.com). Every time a visitor to this site gets a vocabulary word right, ...

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