ACT vs SAT Which is Best For You? ALL COLLEGES ACCEPT BOTH THE ACT AND THE SAT! SAT (3 hours plus 50 min essay) Reading 52 Q/ 65 Min – 5 Passages Writing & Language 44 Q / 35 Min – 4 Passages Math (no calculator) 20 Q / 25 Min – 5 grid-ins Math (calculator) 38 Q /55 Min Essay (optional) 1 prompt / 50 Min – Analyze an argument Breaks – 10 mins after Reading; 5 mins after Math (no calc); 2 mins before Essay ACT (2 hours 55 min plus 40 min [...]
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SUMMER LEARNING LOSS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEMOur children are sponges full of information and summer does a really great job of wringing them out and pouring all of that information they soaked up down the drain! In the fall, they come to school rested, sun-tanned and…well…clueless! Getting back all of that lost information that they learned the previous year is a struggle.TAKE A LOOK AT THESE STATISTICS:The average child loses about two full years’ worth of information by the time he/she graduates from high school…if she’s not involved in academic summer camps and summer programs for kids.Summer learning loss starts as [...]
Not surprisingly, the number one thing you can do to ace your next exam is - Study! But here are some other tips to help you: Test yourself with a practice test Discover your weak areas from the practice test Study again Test yourself again That is the simplified version. For really great results on your finals: Start Early Gather together all the material you have received during the term. You probably have handouts, notes, old assignments, and old tests. Do not leave anything out. Read through your class notes twice. Some things will sound familiar and some things will sound [...]
Your homework habits might be affecting your grades. Are you staying on track with your assignments? Feeling tired, achy, or bored when it comes to homework time? Are you arguing with parents about your grades? 1. USE A PLANNER Did you know that poor organization skills can reduce your final scores by a whole letter grade? That's why you should learn to use a day planner the right way. Who can afford to score a big fat "0" on a paper, just because we got lazy and didn't pay attention to the due date? Nobody wants to get an "F" because [...]
SUMMER LEARNING LOSS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM Our children are sponges full of information and summer does a really great job of wringing them out and pouring all of that information they soaked up down the drain! In the fall, they come to school rested, sun-tanned and…well…clueless! Getting back all of that lost information that they learned the previous year is a struggle. TAKE A LOOK AT THESE STATISTICS: The average child loses about two full years’ worth of information by the time he/she graduates from high school…if she’s not involved in academic summer camps and summer programs for kids. Summer [...]
How can you learn to read and write better? More to the point here: How can you learn to read and write better by reading web pages such as these? First of all: Reading is primary. One can write only as well as one reads. Consider: Not all readers are writers. Many people read newspapers and novels and never write an original word themselves. They can decipher words and sentences on the page, but do not have a sufficient grasp of spelling and grammar to construct their own sentences. But all writers must be readers! You cannot write without reading as [...]
If your first (or second) ACT score isn't quite what you were hoping for, you probably plan to take the test again. Here are some simple ways to boost your score and improve your college acceptance and scholarship odds. Julie: We recently went through the nail-biting experience of waiting for my son's first ACT score to arrive. When it finally did, his reaction was almost exactly like our daughter's had been four years earlier: happy, relieved, but hoping to do a bit better next time. Lindsey was able to improve her ACT score by three points when it was all said [...]
If you have a son or daughter entering middle or high school this coming fall, you may be feeling apprehensive about the increased workload, the increasing difficulty of the curriculum, and the impending expectation that your student will be able to apply proper study habits. Being able to take good notes, engage in active reading, develop study and memorization techniques, and prepare adequately for upcoming tests and quizzes are all essential skills that students need in order to do well in school. And even though good study habits and proper study and organizational skills are crucial for student success, these important [...]
Whether school comes easy to your child or not, whether he's a straight C student or she's been on the honor roll her entire life, all kids can benefit from proper study habits. Here are 5 easy tips to help improve your child's grades this semester It is never too early or too late to start! Start with the homework that is hardest for your student. If you start with the hardest subject, your brain will be fresh. Develop effective memorization techniques. You can use lists when having to memorize several things e.g. (formulae). Flash cards are good for memorizing large [...]
Four-year colleges may face a loss of up to 20 percent in fall enrollment for 2020 according to SimpsonScarborough, a higher education research and marketing company who has predicted this on the basis of multiple student surveys it has conducted. Students are uncertain that campuses will reopen, and now are reluctant to commit for the fall. Evidence of this is based on surveys of more than 2,000 college-bound high school seniors and current college students in March, just after the coronavirus began spreading in the United States, and in April, after three weeks of record unemployment claims. For schools, enrollment drops [...]