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Next Step Magazine
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12, Advanced

This online magazine has a wealth of informative articles to help ease the transition from high school to college.

The site is bright and appealing, with the look of a magazine cover. It makes good use of text and graphics. Age-appropriate advertising appears.

The articles are categorized into ten sections, each available from the main page. There is also a top navigation menu on the internal pages, making navigation easy. An online search tool provides quick access to specific topics.

Planning for college and career can be a frightening and mind-boggling experience for any teenager. Next Step Magazine features articles on all aspects of this important transition period. The articles are updated monthly and archived for continued accessibility. Teens exploring careers will find articles on vocations from biomedical researcher to welder. For those with college preparation on their mind, articles on every topic from acing the SAT to successful study habits to time management and crime on campus are available. If that isn't enough, what could be more convenient than applying for college right online, using the list of universities and colleges that accept online applications. When a little break from all that heavy decision making is needed, users can click On the Light Side for a little mood adjustment.