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Transcript of "Junior assembly -_sept_7,_2011"
Junior Assembly:<br />What You Need to Know Now!<br />Class of 2013<br />
PSAT Testing – Oct. 12<br />Why Should You Take the PSAT?<br /><ul><li>Preparation for the SAT
Scholarship and Recognition opportunities: only grade 11 is eligible for the National Merit Scholarship
Admissions and Financial Aid Information from colleges
Feedback on academic skills</li></li></ul><li>PSAT Testing – Oct. 12<br />What is the Format of the Test?<br />Critical Reading Questions<br />13 sentence completions<br />35 passage-based reading questions<br />Math Questions<br />28 multiple choice questions<br />10 student-produced response questions (grid-ins)<br />Writing Skills Questions<br />20 improving sentences questions<br />14 identifying sentence error questions<br />5 improving paragraph questions<br />
PSAT Testing – Oct. 12 <br />How Does the PSAT Compare to the SAT?<br />Question Types<br />The same, except the PSAT/NMSQT does not have an essay component<br />Length<br />The PSAT/NMSQT is 2 hours, 10 minutes.<br /> The SAT is 3 hours, 45 minutes.<br />Level of Difficulty<br />The PSAT/NMSQT does not have 11th<br />grade-level math questions.<br />
PSAT Testing – Oct. 12<br />How Do You Register?<br />Sign up: Pay $20 to the cashier (Plaza Level) before deadline<br />Deadline to register: Monday, Oct. 3, at 4 p.m.<br />Test Day/Date: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011<br />
PSAT Testing – Oct. 12<br />How Do You Register? Continued…..<br />Testing Time: 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. (approximately)<br /> Arrive to Testing Location: by 7:15 a.m.<br /> Location: The Lofthouse(new space near HSMC)<br /> Bring: Two #2 pencils and a calculator<br /> Student ID – REQUIRED!!<br />(new this year)<br />
Family Connection<br />You should already have your<br />log-in<br /><ul><li>If you do not have or do not know your log-in, see Gigi Azarcon in the Counseling Center</li></ul>You should have already completed:<br /><ul><li>Four Year Plan
Do What You Are</li></li></ul><li>Family Connection<br />You need to complete now:<br /><ul><li>Junior College Survey
List of Universities You are Interested In</li></li></ul><li>Family connection<br />
Facebook/Twitter</li></ul>**Most visits, whenever possible,<br />are during lunch in the VSH<br />Counseling Center.<br />
College visits at ism<br />If you have a school identified in Family Connection, you will receive an e-mail notification when that school is visiting ISM<br /> What could be easier? <br />
SAT registration<br />Recommend:<br /><ul><li>January, May and June</li></ul>Register through College Board website:<br /><ul><li>www.collegeboard.org</li></ul>Create your student College Board account (My Organizer):<br /><ul><li>Register for SAT I and II
Send scores to universities</li></li></ul><li>Advanced Placement Exams<br />Recommend: If AP test content is similar to what you are already studying in class:<br />AP Calculus AB or BC – if in Math HL<br />AP Micro economics – if in Economics HL<br />In general, it is not essential for ISM students to take additional AP exams as universities do not expect IB students to submit AP scores. See your counselor for more information.<br />
College Planning Meeting with your counselor<br />Beginning in November – make appointment<br />Complete Junior College Survey by November 1<br />Plan on several meetings throughout the year so your counselor gets to know you!<br />
And Now………<br />After assembly – go to lunch<br />After lunch (E block) – go to FCD assembly in the FAT<br />
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