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  • Junior assembly -_sept_7,_2011

    1. 1. Junior Assembly:<br />What You Need to Know Now!<br />Class of 2013<br />
    2. 2. PSAT Testing – Oct. 12<br />Why Should You Take the PSAT?<br /><ul><li>Preparation for the SAT
    3. 3. Scholarship and Recognition opportunities: only grade 11 is eligible for the National Merit Scholarship
    4. 4. College and Career Planning Tools
    5. 5. Admissions and Financial Aid Information from colleges
    6. 6. 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 />
    7. 7. 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 />
    8. 8. 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 />
    9. 9. 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 />
    10. 10. 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
    11. 11. Do What You Are</li></li></ul><li>Family Connection<br />You need to complete now:<br /><ul><li>Junior College Survey
    12. 12. List of Universities You are Interested In</li></li></ul><li>Family connection<br />
    13. 13. Family connection<br />
    14. 14. Family connection<br />
    15. 15. Family connection<br />
    16. 16. College visits at ism<br />Come!<br /><ul><li>Opportunity to ask questions
    17. 17. Opportunity to learn about schools and programs
    18. 18. Opportunity to meet admissions officers and alumni</li></li></ul><li>College visits at ism<br />Information on dates and times for visits can be found:<br /><ul><li>Family Connection
    19. 19. Friday Bulletin
    20. 20. ISM Website
    21. 21. Posted in Counseling Center
    22. 22. Facebook/Twitter</li></ul>**Most visits, whenever possible,<br />are during lunch in the VSH<br />Counseling Center.<br />
    23. 23. 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 />
    24. 24. 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
    25. 25. 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 />
    26. 26. 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 />
    27. 27. And Now………<br />After assembly – go to lunch<br />After lunch (E block) – go to FCD assembly in the FAT<br />