EDUCATION BOOKS 2018
5 Best ACT Study Tips According to the 3 Guiding Principles Of Test Prepping
By Winnie Custodio
One of your most crucial undertaking as a high school student is taking the ACT test. It can be rigorous, especially if you go in on it unprepared. To get a high ACT score, you have to adhere to an effective test prep program for at least 3 months. There are several options for an ACT test prep that truly works. So how do you choose the best path that can bring you smart and effectual ACT study tips?
3 Primary Guiding Principles Of Test Prepping
Studying effectively for the ACT test needs you to abide by 3 guiding principles, and they are the following:
• Individualize and personalize your study plan. No two test-takers are exactly alike which means that there is no one-size-fits-all study plan for students. Choose a study plan or a combination of them that will address your needs as an individual. You know yourself better than anyone else, so you should devise a study program that will work best for you. For instance, you can stick to 2-hour long study sessions if you have the stamina, or you might be comfortable with studying in 30-minute increments. Make sure that your ACT study plan is flexible.
• Start early on your ACT test prep program. You should provide yourself with sufficient time to study for your test. Rendering 3 months for your review may be enough, but if you want to get a higher score, you may have to increase it to 6 months. From the beginning, you should learn how to pay attention to your ACT test prep plan and the time it involves for it to become successful.
• Optimize your study plan. That means you have to do something regardless of the time that is at your disposal to allocate for your ACT test prep. It's your best option, and it's much better than doing nothing. What if you don't have 6 or 3 months to prepare for the ACT? Don't lose hope or panic, but instead optimize the time that is available to you. If you have several hours to go, you can spend four of them to take practice tests. Even if you only have 15 minutes a day to study, go for it! You're bound to learn something at any rate. Remember that a little preparation beats no preparation at all.
5 Valuable ACT Test Prep Tips
• Read as much information as you can about the ACT. Learn about the format and structure of the test and what its implications are in your college goals. Familiarize yourself with it, which in turn will make you more comfortable of your upcoming undertaking. It'll make you more relaxed and confident about taking the ACT test.
• Take ample amounts of ACT practice tests. Do your best as you take your first practice test so that you'll obtain reliable knowledge about your score and your capability. See to it that you are taking an official ACT practice test so that you'll gain a more realistic experience and result. Follow the instructions carefully and adhere to the designated time limit for each section.
• Obtain your score from your practice tests. Analyze your wrong answers and decipher why you missed them. This should help you discover your weak areas. Refer to the answer explanations that go with your practice tests and learn from them. If you're struggling with this particular task, ask for help from a teacher, tutor or mentor or a test prep buddy.
• Work on a reasonable goal. Now you know what your knowledge and skill levels are pertaining to the ACT test. At this point, you should gauge how much improvement you're up to work for. You may have to stretch your efforts a bit, but ensure that you're setting a viable goal. If you scored lower than 20 in your practice test, it may be too much to expect yourself to get a 30's number. Otherwise, if you garnered a score that is mid to high 20's, it is possible to aim for a 30-something score. The improvements that you want to achieve depend on how committed you are to your ACT test prep.
• Decide on what tools you are going to utilize for your test prep. The resources that you ought to use should be of good quality and are official ACT test prep materials. If you want to do self-study, look for credible and updated websites, apps or books. You might also want to enroll in an online ACT test prep program which is known to be a happy medium. Other than working on your own, you can receive external guidance at the same time. Consider if you are interested in joining a group course where you can exchange ideas with your peers and instructor. Or if you think that individual tutoring will work well for you, then go for it.
These are 5 of the most effective ACT study tips that can assist you in your test prep so that you can pass with flying colors and achieve your post-secondary education and career goals.
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Non-Profit Supporting Historically Black University Introduces New Branding, Website
The Central State University Foundation (CSUF), the official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of the university, has launched a new rebrand, highlighted by a new logo, website, and refreshed campaign slogan.
Along with the logo and slogan, the rebrand includes a new and improved website for the Foundation. Aside from providing a simpler, more streamlined experience for donors, the updated website, accessible via www.centralstateuniversityfoundation.com and www.csufdayton.com, makes it easier for students to find information about available scholarships and applications. The website also contains informative articles, stories, and profiles of the Foundation's many benefactors.
CSUF is charged with soliciting current and deferred gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations to secure the future growth and mission of Central State University. The Foundation operates under written policies and guidelines that govern the acceptance of gifts, management of invested funds, and spending of funds received.
In addition, CSUF complies with accounting and gift crediting guidelines as stated by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and the National Association of University and University Business Officers with CSUF reporting gifts and grants in accordance with the generally accepted accounting standards of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.
CSUF urges all prospective donors to seek the assistance of personal legal and financial advisors in matters relating to their gifts and resulting tax and estate planning consequences. The Central State University Foundation complies with the Model Standards of Practice for the Charitable Gift Planner promulgated by the National Committee on Planned Giving.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The Central State University Foundation, officially activated in October 1989, with the initial meeting of its Board of Trustees, is formed exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes, within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, to assist in and promote the research, teaching, and public service functions of Central State University. As the legal fundraising entity for the University, the Foundation is authorized to receive, invest, manage, and dispose of gifts, bequests, art, cash and securities, and other contributions in accordance with the educational objectives of the University and the expressed wishes and desires of the donors.
Three Reasons to Shift to Online Tutoring
By Aaron Matthew Ang
The Internet changed education. Although traditional teaching methods are still the most effective for schooling, the Internet has paved the way for us to learn through different means. The online world is rich with academic content, instructional videos, written tutorials, and webinars. But despite all these options, there is one format for learning that sits on top of the list as far as convenience and cost are concerned: online tutoring.
Nothing beats a one-on-one tutoring activity. The sessions between the instructor and the student are fruitful. They are focused. And both parties spend time focused on one thing: student development.
Today, many people still question whether online tutoring is worth the money. How does it differ from traditional, physical tutoring and is it effective? In this article, we will explore its benefits and let you decide.
You Have More Flexibility
Since the whole world is your marketplace, you can select online tutoring services that fit your most convenient time. Logistics should be the least of your concerns.
Whether you are a student or a parent, schedule should never be an issue anymore. A lot of tutors are available 24/7 and all you have to do is to find a suitable and convenient time for you or your children. This flexibility allows you to perform all of your duties in the office or at home with no detriment to your children's education.
You Have More Tutor Options
You have a whole world of instructors at your fingertips. With traditional tutoring, you are limited to what your city can offer. If you live far enough, you also get lesser options. You are tied up with the quality of instructors available in your area, let alone choose high quality services in different academic domains. In addition, many tutors will not travel that far going to your home due to the costs of transportation. This leaves you with a smaller pool of tutors to choose from if home service is what you need.
Online, you can choose tutors who live on the other side of the world. You have feedback mechanisms to review and validate the effectiveness of the instructor. You can select tutors on the basis of their specialization. You can choose based on their language, too.
You Have Access to a Ton of Learning Materials
In the brick and mortar world, you are limited to the books available within your academic environment. Though it is true that you can browse online after your tutoring session, the materials you find are not designed for your specific needs. You will waste your time sifting through all these information before you find the right one for the subject you are studying for.
With online tutoring, your instructors have already prepared course work and instructional materials specific for you. These materials are tailor-fit for each subject at each grade level. This also means that these materials are proprietary and you can only access this if you are a registered member.
If you need a refresher course, just tell your instructor to give you one; if you need quiz materials to test out your new skills, tell your instructor and he can do the same. Some services even offer a library of materials online, accessible 24/7 for paying members.
All in all, online tutoring has a lot more to offer than traditional ones. And we did not mention that space is never an issue since you can conduct the sessions anywhere. All you need to have is your laptop or tablet and a strong Internet connection. Traditional tutoring does not have the versatility of online tutoring. In fact, most tutors are now shifting to online tutoring because of the mutual benefit it offers to both the instructor and the student.
Visit this online tutoring website for more details about the services available for your online education.
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Studies Readiness and Career Choice Mentorship
By Sam Tsima
As a practitioner of holistic human capital development, I believe on being occupied with the study readiness and career choice topic early in any person's life. However, it is surprising that people only engage on this topic at the high school level of the learners. It is as if readiness for studies and career choice becomes only relevant during the transition from high school to the college and university. It is for this reason that we find many learners not ready to choose the line of study that is informed by the ultimate careers they would like to follow.
My objective is to encourage all the parents, guardians and scholars to engage in this topic early in their schooling journey. Secondly, I would like to highlight the themes that should form the engagement. It is more complex than it looks, and always an emotional topic to handle. Scholars become victims of many fault lines not previously obvious to them.
Timing in handling this transitional topic is a challenge to all the scholars. They do not always have insights and necessary information to base their consideration on. Access to information is costly for some, and in most cases their school vocational guidance officers are not exposed to the latest trends. As a result they wake up very late and end up taking studies and career directions that are not well researched.
The schools and parents are encouraged to invest in mentorship program to support the scholars in their studies and career choices. However, such programs alone are not sufficient. The schools must work together with the various mentors in conceptualizing and designing educational tours to the institutions of higher learning (universities and colleges), attending studies and career fairs, exhibitions, etc.
The interaction between the schools and the industry should be effected in early years of the scholars development. The schools must employ career counselors, guidance teachers, and industry liaison officers. Companies must be encouraged to adopt schools under their Corporate Social Responsibility programs and see the scholars through to the universities. Such scholars could become scholarship recipients of these companies. Ultimately they would graduate to become their employees. However, the idea here is not for the companies to support schools for their own benefit. This is done for the benefit of the society with the hope that the economy will benefit from an educated people.
We cannot ignore the commercialization of the student information activities, like privately organised career fairs and exhibitions. They occupy the space left by the schools and education authorities. As a result such initiatives are perceived to be for the children of the middle class and the wealthy parents. There is a need for collaboration between private and public organizers. The main objective must be to assist the scholars in their studies and career readiness irrespective of their status in the society.
As the 4th industrial revolution becomes a reality, we need to be mindful of the role that technology is already playing in delivering education and the new careers emerging in the industry. The scholars must be preoccupied with the kind of careers that are going to be in existence by the time they graduate from the college/university.
It is a matter of concern to have the school career guidance offices that are poorly equipped with technology. We need digital libraries that are interactive and a place of global connectivity for the learners. They must be more than libraries but be digital information centres. The parents cannot be disengaged from their children's studies and career ambitions. They must be observant of their children's potential and harness it. The schools cannot be left with the responsibility of guiding these children alone. Their holistic development is a partnership.
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EDUCATIONAL MAGAZINES 2018
College Scholarship Search for the Frustrated Student
By Stephen Jones Sr
It may seem like the fall of a student's junior year it too soon to search for scholarships but it is not. In fact, I often tell parents to start searching for scholarship the moment that your student enters high school. It is an unusual time to talk about money for college. Most parents and students are thinking that there are four years until graduation. While life is going on college acceptances are just over the horizon. It is true that the early bird gets the scholarship. The key to having a scholarship strategy that works is staring early. There are some parents who have a formula for success. They have a binder where they are already collecting scholarship information. They attend every scholarship and grant training session that they can. Each parent and student should consider finding scholarships a team effort. Start by meeting with someone at your local library. There are a lot of college scholarship resources in the library and there is always someone who is willing to help.
Did you know that there are billions of dollars in scholarships that go unused every year? Some students say it is too hard to apply for scholarships. That is why I tell all students to get started on their scholarship search early. Starting early is the best way to prevent each student and parent from getting overwhelmed. You should have different types of scholarships in each section of your scholarship binder. You can also have your own library of scholarship books and articles that you are picking and reviewing. There are thousands of scholarships on Google. You can search by college major and interests. Ask your student to talk to their high school counselor about scholarships that are available. The school counselor should have information that they are receiving throughout the year. Let them know that you are interested in receiving information and that you will apply
There are a lot of scholarships that are based on a student's performance in high school. Each student should work to obtain the highest grades possible. Get a tutor right away or make arrangements for the teacher to meet with your student. The critical issue for each parent is deciding how to use each year as leverage against the rising cost of college. Look for small and large opportunities to find scholarships in newspapers and in magazines. Call local college's financial aid office to find out more about their scholarships and deadlines. Call your bank or credit union to see how you can start saving and if they have scholarships.
If you are the parent of a 11th grade student it's time to get ready for senior year by asking your student to obtain scholarship recommendation letters from their teachers. Create a calendar with scholarship deadlines and ensure that your applications are submitted on time. Don't allow yourself to get behind. It's easy to miss out on a scholarship because your application was not submitted on time. Use the summer to get ahead of the game. Ask your son/daughter to write answers to several scholarship questions. Some of the questions to expect: How will you use our scholarship to complete your undergraduate degree? Why do you deserve this scholarship? How will you make a difference in the world after receiving your degree? Remember grammar and spelling count, if a student wants to have their scholarship application considered.
Investing in your son/daughter's education is one of the best decisions a parent and student can make. Start your scholarship search early so that your student has the flexibility to pay for the college of their choice. Position yourself to reap the financial rewards of saving pursuing scholarships. You will not regret your investment of time and you can have money to pay for tuition, room and board and other expenses.
Dr. Stephen Jones is an education advocate, workshop presenter and speaker. Dr. Jones has over a 100 scholarship websites listed in his book the Ultimate Scholarship Guide. His other books are the Seven Secrets of How to Study and the Parent's Ultimate Education Guide. Order his book at Http://www.DrStephenJones.net.
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