The ACT is similar to the SAT in scope and design. Both of them are very important for those who want to get into college.
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Despite the fact that my most recent post on course-notes.org discussed reasons "why the infamous all-nighter is a terrible idea," I would like to share some advice for those of you that will, without a doubt, pull numerous all-nighters in the coming years.
So you're procrastinator... The good news, so are millions of high school and college students across the country. By all accounts, you're not unique in your inability to get ahead on assignments and more often than not, you'll be "forced" to stay up late either cramming for an exam or attempting to complete a six page paper you were assigned more than a month ago.
While it's been years since I graduated high school back in 2007, my first-hand experience with the college application process remains vivid in my mind. Between the AP courses/tests, taking the SAT/ACT and the pressures to maintain a competitive GPA, the life of an ambitious high schooler is no doubt, stressful.
My name is Daniel Black and I graduated from Claremont McKenna College in May of 2011 as a dual-major in Economics and Government. I was fortunate enough to spend time working as a "Senior Interviewer" for the Admissions Office which provided me with the opportunity to interview a large number of prospective students. I know what colleges look for (and what turns them off), but more importantly, what steps you can take to distinguish yourself from the crowd.
When it comes to back to school shopping for freshman students there's no need to make a list with the obvious items like notebooks, pencils, erasers and pens. You probably have a whole drawer stuffed full of school supplies like those that you can re-use.
Going to college can be expensive, especially after the four or five years it takes you to finish your undergraduate degree. The average American student graduates from college owing $20,000 in debt. However, there are ways to make your college experience less of a financial burden, and applying for scholarships is a fantastic way to do so.
When you prepare for a college interview, it's important to do it early and be ready for anything that you might be asked. Of course, it's impossible to know each and every question that someone might ask you, but you should have a pretty good idea of the kinds of things that the interviewer will want to know.
It's something that a lot of people wonder about. What if they get a two-year degree at a community college and then move up to a four-year college? Whether you should do that depends largely on the colleges.
For all the truth out there about how important the SAT really is, there are also many myths about it, as well. Seven of them are below:
If you aren't sure which college you want to apply to, or if you aren't sure whether that college will accept you, it's time to send out more than one application. There's absolutely nothing wrong with applying to more than one college, and most high school counselors encourage it. However, you shouldn't apply to a hundred different places, either.
If you want to do well on the ACT, you need to make sure that you're ready for it. There are some specific things that you can do to help improve your chances of scoring well.
First, you should read things carefully, and that includes the main instructions, the instructions for each test, and the instructions for each question – as well as the questions themselves.
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