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    SAT PREP---READING and WRITING & LANGUAGE

        

    WEEK 1: Tuesday, Jan. 21 through Friday, January 24th

         TASK 1:  View this Google Slideshow opener--CLICK Details on the SAT TEST

         TASK 2: AT the end of the slide show--after completing and submitting your notecard, create a personalized  "Learner-Student" account on the KhanAcademy site, so you can complete the FOUR provided diagnostic tests to                      evaluate areas  of strength and weakness within the Reading and Language & Writing sections of the SAT test.

               LINK to KhanAcademy: https://www.khanacademy.org/signup?continue=%2F


          TASK 3: Begin taking the four diagnostic assessments. (**Should be finished with all 4 diagnotic quizzes by end of class Monday, Nov. 4th)

          TASK 4:  Be sure you've reviewed all explanations for incorrect answers. If needed, go back to the "Review" tab above the diagnostic test listings--click review and select the completed items for review. Understanding                              metacognition--thinking about the way you think--is critical to developing your critical reading and thinking skills, which serve you far beyond a score on a test. :)

         

           TASK 5--do two practice tests on Khan Academy--click under "Your Recommendations" where specific content quizzes are recommended based on your diagnostic quizzes. **Be sure to read explanations for incorrect                               answers--this helps you to think about the way you think and better preps you for thinking the way the test-makers think and improving your SAT score.

         

    WEEK 2:  Monday, Jan. 27th through Jan. 31st

    LINK to Khan Academy--   https://www.khanacademy.org/signup?continue=%2F

    **Be sure to make up any missed work from last week's task list.**

         

          TASK 1--Search colleges/universities and potential majors via the collegeboard website--**Remember DO NOT create a collegeboard account right now--you will in 11th grade create an account with direction from the                             guidance office, simply go to https://www.collegeboard.org/ and click on search links of interest without setting up a personal student account. 

     

          TASK 2: You will receive a printed copy of the article to read and annotate with several notes during class

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-truth-about-the-sat-and-act-1520521861  

           TASK 3: Thursday & Friday--Jan. 30th & Jan. 31st ---take simulated SAT test (reading section)

            

    WEEK 3: Feb. 3rd through Feb. 7th

    LINK to Khan Academy--   https://www.khanacademy.org/signup?continue=%2F

    **Be sure to make up any missed work from last week's task list.**

     

    TASK 1--Monday, Feb. 3rd--Complete simulated SAT Practice Test--writing & language portion

     

     TASK 2--

    Visit these online charitable "Free Rice" SAT QUESTION Review Games: 

              Vocab in context: https://freerice.com/ 

              Sentence grammar: https://freerice.com

     

    TASK 3--(Or SKIP to task 4) Search colleges/universities and potential majors via the collegeboard website--**Remember DO NOT create a collegeboard account right now--you will in 11th grade create an account with direction from the guidance office, simply go to https://www.collegeboard.org/ and click on search links of interest without setting up a personal student account. 

     

     TASK 4--Complete TWO practice tests on Khan Academy UNDER "YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS"

     TASK 4--THIS WILL BE ON Friday, Feb. 7th 

    ---Read together as a class--The Conversation article: "How to Overcome Test Anxiety"

    ---one-moment meditation video:  CLICK HERE

    ---progressive muscle relaxation video: CLICK HERE

     

     

    WEEK 3: February 10th through Feb. 14th

    TASK 1--Review simulated SAT practice test results

    As part of engaging as an effective reader, skim all 4 linked articles below and think about the response-prompt requiring agreement/disagreement with the articles' content. THEN, select 2 of the 4 articles to read in full and set up typed responses on a Googledoc according to the specific steps below. Prepare and submit a printout of your responses by end of class Wednesday, Nov. 20th. Remember--you must repeat the below set up for the TWO selected articles of the four options and be sure to type the article title above your typed responses. Follow these steps:

    Create a Googledoc and determine the two articles for which you will respond  and type the article title you're responding

    --Type COMMENT 1 as follows: copy and paste a sentence from the article, and then next to/below it, react with a typed comment that agrees and offers further insight OR commentary on the point (beyond what the article offers)

    --Type COMMENT 2 as follows: copy and paste a sentence from the article, and then next to/below it, react with a typed comment that disagrees and offers an example or point as proof against what the article offers

    --Type COMMENT 3 as follows: copy and paste a sentence from the article, then next to/below it, react with a typed question that stems from the specific article point you've copied

    1--"Time Versus Debt"

    2--"The Perks of a Private College"

    3--"The Quintessential College Experience"

     

    TASK 2--Complete TWO practice tests on Khan Academy under "Your Recommendations"

    LINK to Khan Academy--   https://www.khanacademy.org/signup?continue=%2F

     

    TASK 3--

    --Reacquaint yourself with Naviance (the system you will use for all college applications and recommendations)

    Open this document for login directions: Naviance Login Info  **let me know if you're having trouble with login**

    **Go to "ABout Me"--"My Stuff"--"Resume" and update your resume as much as possible: summer work, new activities/accomplishments, service work, etc.

     

     

    WEEK 4: Feb. 17th through Feb. 21st 

     

     

    TASK 1--Tues, Wed, Thurs

    Simulated practice test #2

     

    TASK 2

    --Review results of simulated practice test #2

     

     

     

     

     

     Sophomore Tip List for college preparations: 

                     Fall

    • Look for leadership roles in clubs and activities.
    • Start thinking about majors and careers that will help you build out a list of potential college choices.
    • Make an appointment to talk with your guidance counselor.
    • Strengthen relationships with teachers, counselors and activity advisors. This will help you obtain recommendations for your college application later.
    • Become familiar with the standardized tests you need to take as well as practice tests.
    • Attend college fairs, meet with college representatives that visit your school, and use online tools to search career/college options
    • Attend financial aid seminars--hosted at Camp Hill or at another local high school
    • Research summer programs--camps, workshops, etc.-- for college preparation
    • Explore internship opportunities **be ready to apply on time**

                Spring

    • Begin to discuss college costs with parents/guardians
    • Meet with your school’s guidance counselor to discuss plans for summer and next fall.
    • Apply for summer jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities – if you can’t find any of these, consider a job shadow. See your guidance counselors for ideas!