A redesigned SAT test will be released next year.
Where are the neighbors? Where are the schools and community organizations? Who reaches out to see what the problem is? Does anyone see this child/youth desperately in need of help and hope? Who listens or offers a helping hand amidst the violence and despair they face daily?
Bottom line: Subject Tests are usually optional, but sometimes the colleges you’re applying to will request that you take
He is not moo-oved by any of this. 7. Wait, really? 4. Google (or other future employers) won't care about your score. 1
Your grades and who you are as a person makes all the difference; so there's no need to focus and panic about the test portion, just take it as it comes and do your best. I wish all of you who, like myself, are taking tests this year the best of luck.
Kids lose their childhoods to appease the college admissions Gods (and their parents), endure record rates of depression and anxiety, and arrive on campus stripped of curiosity or self-knowledge. They excel at following orders, hence they are "excellent sheep."
He discussed testing students as a measure of college preparedness, the issues of inequality and discrimination in the classroom, and the state of the US public education system.
Standardized testing. Two words. Five syllables. Every single teenager is aware of its infamous reputation. Whether it be the SAT, ACT, OAA (in Ohio) or another assortment of random capitalized letters, these tests are dreadful.
I will be taking the SATs in June and have prepared for months taking numerous practice tests, which still will not guarantee how well I will do. It seems like the questions on both the SAT and ACT get more and more outrageous every year.
There are simply not enough places at these few schools for all the students with perfect grades and perfect scores. Which brings me to Kwasi's essay, what it reveals about him, and what it reveals about what top schools seem to be looking for.
As someone who works with many dozens of hopeful high school seniors every year, yesterday, waiting for the Ivies to make their announcements, was a stressful day.
We believe that the SAT and ACT can serve as highly motivating forces for improvement and bellwethers of dedication. It is simply a matter of perspective.
Put the day and test into perspective. This test will NOT determine the rest of your life.
Helping your teen feel self assured and comfortable for this important part of their high school years is something every parent can do.
Just two of the 14 kids who applied to Dartmouth from Jeff's high school last year were accepted. So why is Dartmouth beckoning him with bi-weekly emails and come-hither glossy fliers?
It might seem a bit early, but if you are in junior high or early high school, this is the perfect time to start to get familiar with the college application process. You do not get do-overs.
So I studied. I wrote practice essays, cleared out my library's SAT prep shelf, and rationed my hours of sleep a little more harshly. I worked my butt off, got the score I wanted, end of story, right? Well... not exactly.
That time in parent's lives when we get to be even more in debt, and our kids will graduate with thousands of dollars in college loans before moving back in with us in our trailer. Oh what joy!
The consensus that high school is always full of fun, friends and forever-in-our-hearts memories exists for a select few. For the rest of us, there are ups and there are downs, mistakes and mishaps. Here are five things I wish I knew before I left the world of cafeterias and pep rallies.