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Peterson’s® New Teens’ Guide Designed to Help Teens Prepare for Life after High School

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Author Justin Muchnick suggests students start early when it comes to making plans beyond
high school

Encouraging teenagers to think about their future may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to. There are a
variety of options available to teens after high school, including furthering their education and training, getting
a job, or entering the military—to name a few. Learning about these choices early and creating a plan will help
put teenagers on the path to success. Peterson’s latest title, Teens’ Guide to College & Career Planning, assists
teens with these tasks.

Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning is intended for use by students at any stage of middle or high
school, but it has the most relevance for high school sophomores and juniors who are starting to get serious
about the decisions they will need to make after graduation. Whether they're planning to head to a two- or fouryear
college, attend a technical school, complete an apprenticeship, join the military, jump directly into the
workforce, or are still undecided, Teens’ Guide is there to help. The book not only supplies information on the
various options available, but also assists teens in determining which ones best suit their skills, needs, and
wants. This fully updated and redesigned 12th edition, written by teen author Justin Muchnick, uses an
accessible voice and is packed with useful information that is relevant and applicable to high school students
with an eye on planning their futures.

Muchnick advises teens to explore academic and career options, plan a career path, and find the colleges or
career/technical schools that will help them reach their goals. In addition, Teens’ Guide offers alternatives to
traditional four-year colleges, facts about many of the required standardized tests, study skills and time
management advice, and information about financing education or training.

“This book serves as a helpful resource guide to support teens in their high school journey. It asks questions of
teens, encouraging them to think about high school as more than a classroom and social experience, but also as
a pathway to their next chapter in life. Teens should feel empowered not to just show up for school, but to more
actively craft and navigate their academic and extracurricular experiences in preparation for their own futures,”
says Muchnick.

Justin Muchnick is a senior at Phillips Academy Andover. He is a two-time captain of the varsity wrestling
team, works as a tour guide, and is a member of the chess club. Author of The Boarding School Survival Guide,
co-author of Straight-A Study Skills, and a journalist for TheBootleg.com (Stanford University’s sports fan
website), Justin is also an avid fan of Star Wars and Rocky, and is addicted to the P90X workout DVDs.
Connect with Justin on Twitter: @BoardingSchl; his website: JustinMuchnick.com; or Facebook: Teens’ Guide
to College and Career Planning.

Teens’ Guide to College & Career Planning, published by Peterson’s, is now on sale at


and everywhere books are sold.

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