What a fabulous group of students!  I’m really enjoying this group.  Hope you all were able to glean some good tips from today’s lesson.  The “break” definitely helped to keep the brain cells moving!  Thank you to the parents who donated the candy today.  I believe we collected 3 bags.  We’ll gladly accept more! 

NOTE!!!

There are only 10 days left to sign up for the October 6th SAT test.  See link to register on web-site & dates below. 

Special note – this year, the College Board is requiring a photo on the printed ticket.  After ordering your test – they will ask you to download a picture of yourself – must be bright & from the shoulders up.  Make sure to print out your ticket at the end of the process.

There are 5 locations to choose from: 

Sarasota High

Booker High

Riverview High

Sarasota Military Academy

Out of Door Academy

 We have taken the test at Out of Door Academy and been pleased with how they handled the test.  I’ve heard Riverview is also a good place. 

Page 58 of the CPG textbook gives advice of how much & what to study each year – Look under “Plan for Test Success”

Pages 52 – 58 Gives good information about the actual testing locations, etc. 

 

 

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WOW – and you thought you had it rough – having to take the SAT!  Check out this article!  This is for real!!!!  

From New York Times – Upfront:

 Taking the SAT or ACT is a nerve-wracking experience for anyone. But in South Korea, things practically come to a halt for that nation’s nine-hour college entrance test, given each November in Seoul, the capital, and other cities. Jets are forbidden from flying during parts of the test, and workers are told to go in an hour later on exam day to free up roads for test takers–and the crowds that come to cheer them on. There’s good reason for the anxiety: Test scores determine the type of universities students get into and, to a much greater extent than in the U.S., the lives they’ll lead as adults. “If a student hits a home run … he is set for life,” South Korean professor Jasper Kim told The Los Angeles Times. But in South Korea’s highly regimented society, those who end up at second-rate schools can look forward to fewer job opportunities and dimmed prospects for marriage.

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LESSON 2 HOMEWORK:

-Review all links!

-SUGGESTED HOMEWORK FROM COLLEGE PREP GENIUS (Note:  in parentheses from Mrs. M.):

1.  Start memorizing the prefixes, rood words, and suffixes, in Appendix A of the College Prep Genius big book – pages 262-274  (you may substitute with Quizlet or Word Dynamo drill)

2.  Read College Prep Genius Textbook Pages 65 -80 (Everyone needs to do this)

3.  Memorize the acronyms (Please read over the acronyms.  I would like everyone to memorize the actual Acronyms that have one or two words following each letter –  We’ll have a completion with those –  I’ve shortened some:

Pg. 10 of your workbook:

U-nquestionably

S-ubstitute

E-ach answer

 

C – ompletely irrelevant

O – bscure

A – dditional

T – otally contradictory

 

Avoid Answers that are:

S-trong

O-pinionated

N-egative (about a person or group of people)

4.  If you took the OSSG home – suggested practice areas:  Pg. 962 – 64   &   Pg. 978-74   &   975-76

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LINKS TO CHECK OUT FOR DRILL & INFO.!!

1.  Rock the SAT – Vocabulary Quizlet

2.  College Board – Top 100 SAT/ACT Vocab. Words Quizlet

3. – Quizlet – SAT – There are literally 5000 Quizlets for SAT prep.  Link to main page 1 of 100

4.  Word Dynamo SAT main page – If you want to try something different from Quizlet – Try Word Dynamo – there are several choices  of fun drills for the SAT on this site.

(Check out “The Ugliest SAT Words” – these lists are set up in groups of 25 – very do-able and fun)

5.  Sign up for the “College Prep Genius” Newsletter.

6. – News Shows with Jean Burk.

7.  Register for the SAT – You get to choose your location

Test dates for the SAT this school year (mark your calendars) :

SAT Date

SAT Subject
Tests Available
(Find Dates)

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline 

Deadline for Changes 

Status

Mail

Phone/
Online

Oct
6  

Sep
7
Send Reminder

Sep
21

Sep
21

Sep
21

Register Now

10 days left

Nov
3  

Oct
4
Send Reminder

Oct
19

Oct
19

Oct
19

Register Now

37 days left

Dec
1  

Nov
1
Send Reminder

Nov
16

Nov
16

Nov
16

Register Now

65 days left

Jan
26  

Dec
28
Send Reminder

Jan
11

Jan
11

Jan
11

Register Now

122 days left

Mar
9  

Feb
8
Send Reminder

Feb
22

Feb
22

Feb
22

Register Now

164 days left

May
4  

Apr
5
Send Reminder

Apr
19

Apr
19

Apr
19

Register Now

220 days left

Jun
1  

May
2
Send Reminder

May
17

May
17

May
17

Register Now

247 days left

Additional fees apply if you register late or make changes to your test type, center or date after registering.

Sunday administrations usually occur the day after each Saturday test date for students who cannot test on Saturday due to religious observance.

When’s the Best Time to Take the SAT?

The SAT and other College Board tests are offered several times a year. Most students take the SAT for the first time during the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year.

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