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Academic Activity Guide A Learning Resource for Mentors and Mentees An excerpt from... 101 Simple Academic ActivitiesLanguage and Writing1. Write a restaurant or movie review. To prepare, you might want to read a few reviews (in a magazineor newspaper) to get a sense of the style, then go to a movie or restaurant and write up your thoughts andimpressions.Math26. Sharpen your probability and math skills through a game of cards. Play card games like “21” todevelop speedy addition skills. Learn about probability through rolling a pair of dice or drawing from adeck of cards. What’s the probability that you’ll roll a six? How about two sixes? What’s the probabilitythat you’ll draw an ace? What’s the chance you’ll win the lottery?SociaL StudieS and hiStory39. Become a pop culture historian. Research a music type (pop, rock, rap, country, jazz) a type offashion, film, television, visual arts, and become an expert in this area. Combine this with a trip to amovie theater, museum, or a local record store.art59. Be an architect. Using a bird’s eye view (view from above), draw a floor plan of your home (or anyother place you know well). Use a ruler to make straight lines and right angles. Include things likewhere doors and windows are located. You can also include furniture, if you like. Next, try drawing yourdream house or clubhouse. Let your imagination wander. You can include a slide from the backdoorthat empties into a pool, an elevator that encircles your house, or a spiral staircase that leads to a rooftopgarden!naturaL ScienceS and heaLth65. Explore the night sky. Learn about constellations together.PerSonaL deveLoPMent92. Have your mentee visit your work place. If this is not possible, arrange a job shadowing opportunityfor your mentee. MENTORING INSTITUTE