SEMESTER EXAM:

4A will test on Tuesday Dec.13th
3B will test on Wednesday Dec. 14th.

The semester exam will be a mini-ACT test featuring a Writing section and 10 to 15 questions for each additional section (Reading, English, Science, and Math).

The best way to prepare for the final is to revisit websites we’ve already covered in the curriculum. I will re-post the links here.

ACT READING STRATEGIES

ACT ENGLISH STRATEGIES

ACT MATH STRATEGIES

ACT SCIENCE STRATEGIES

ACT WRITING STRATEGIES

 

ASSIGNMENTS: 12/5- 12/9

DATE CLASSWORK ABSENT?
12/5/16 (A Day) MON Review ACT Science and Writing results. Read these ACT blogs:

ACT Writing Strategies

ACT Science tips

12/6/16 (B Day) TUE Review ACT Science and Writing results. Read these ACT blogs:

ACT Writing Strategies

ACT Science tips

12/7/16 (A Day) WED  Prepare for ACT Reading  Read: Prepare for ACT Reading
12/8/16 (B Day) THU  Prepare for ACT Reading  Read: Prepare for ACT Reading
12/9/16 (A Day) FRI Take ACT Reading Test Take ACT Reading Test upon returning to class.

ASSIGNMENTS: 11/28 – 12/2

DATE CLASSWORK ABSENT?
11/28/16 (B Day) MON

ACT Science

ACT Science Test

11/29/16 (A Day) TUE ACT Science ACT Science Test
11/30/16 (B Day) WED

ACT Science

ACT Science Test

12/1/16 (A Day) THU

Top 5 Challenges for College Students

Top 5 Challenges for College Students

12/2/16 (B Day) FRI Top 5 Challenges for College Students

Top 5 Challenges for College Students

 

ASSIGNMENTS: 11/21 – 11/25

DATE CLASSWORK ABSENT?
11/21/16 (B Day) MON

ACT ENHANCED WRITING

ACT ENHANCED WRITING: Prompt

11/22/16 (A Day) TUE ACT ENHANCED WRITING ACT ENHANCED WRITING: Prompt
11/23/16 (B Day) WED

Thanksgiving Holiday
No School

Thanksgiving Holiday
No School

11/24/16 (A Day) THU

Thanksgiving Holiday
No School

Thanksgiving Holiday
No School

11/25/16 (B Day) FRI Thanksgiving Holiday
No School

Thanksgiving Holiday
No School

 

ASSIGNMENTS: 11/14 – 11/18

DATE CLASSWORK ABSENT?
11/14/16 (A Day) MON
  1. ACT Enhanced Writing Test.
  2. Prompt: Attending Year-Round School
  3. Understanding the ACT Enhanced Writing Test and how it differs from other compositional writing.
  1. ACT Enhanced Writing Test.
  2. Prompt: Attending Year-Round School
  3. Understanding the ACT Enhanced Writing Test and how it differs from other compositional writing.
11/15/16 (B Day) TUE
  1. ACT Enhanced Writing Test.
  2. Prompt: Attending Year-Round School
  3. Understanding the ACT Enhanced Writing Test and how it differs from other compositional writing.
  4. Begin Introduction
  1. ACT Enhanced Writing Test.
  2. Prompt: Attending Year-Round School
  3. Understanding the ACT Enhanced Writing Test and how it differs from other compositional writing.
  4. Begin Introduction
11/16/16 (A Day) WED
  1. ACT Enhanced Writing Test.
  2. Prompt: Attending Year-Round School
  3. Understanding the ACT Enhanced Writing Test and how it differs from other compositional writing.
  4. Begin Introduction
  1. ACT Enhanced Writing Test.
  2. Prompt: Attending Year-Round School
  3. Understanding the ACT Enhanced Writing Test and how it differs from other compositional writing.
  4. Begin Introduction
11/17/16 (B Day) THU
  1. ACT Enhanced Writing Test.
  2. Prompt: Attending Year-Round School
  3. Understanding the ACT Enhanced Writing Test and how it differs from other compositional writing.
  4. Complete Essay
  1. ACT Enhanced Writing Test.
  2. Prompt: Attending Year-Round School
  3. Understanding the ACT Enhanced Writing Test and how it differs from other compositional writing.
  4. Complete Essay
11/18/16 (A Day) FRI
  1. ACT Enhanced Writing Test.
  2. Prompt: Attending Year-Round School
  3. Understanding the ACT Enhanced Writing Test and how it differs from other compositional writing.
  4. Complete Essay
  1. ACT Enhanced Writing Test.
  2. Prompt: Attending Year-Round School
  3. Understanding the ACT Enhanced Writing Test and how it differs from other compositional writing.
  4. Complete Essay

 

 

ASSIGNMENTS: Week of 11/7 – 11/11

DATE CLASSWORK ABSENT?
11/7/16 (A Day) MON PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES 

1) Take Practice ACT Writing portion.
2) Assess Strengths & Weaknesses
3) Scholarships: Choosing the right one and how to start.

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES 

1) Take WRITING ACT portion. ACT Practice Test 2016-17
2) Bring your results to class.
3) Scholarships: Choosing the right one and how to start.

11/8/16 TUE PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

No School for students

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

No School for students

11/9/16 (B Day) WED 1) Continue ACT Writing portion.
2) ACT Writing Rubric: Understanding how your essay is scored
3) Scholarships: Choosing the right one and how to start using: fastweb.com4) Using Microsoft Office online.
1) Continue ACT Writing portion.
2) ACT Writing Rubric: Understanding how your essay is scored
3) Scholarships: Choosing the right one and how to start using: fastweb.com4) Using Microsoft Office online.5) Additional Writing Prompts. Choose one as an alternative.
11/10/16 (A Day) THU 1) Continue ACT Writing portion.
2) ACT Writing Rubric: Understanding how your essay is scored
3) Scholarships: Choosing the right one and how to start.
1) Continue ACT Writing portion.
2) ACT Writing Rubric: Understanding how your essay is scored
3) Scholarships: Choosing the right one and how to start.
11/11/16 (B Day) FRI 1) Continue ACT Writing portion.
2) ACT Writing Rubric: Understanding how your essay is scored
3) Scholarships: Choosing the right one and how to start.
1) Continue ACT Writing portion.
2) ACT Writing Rubric: Understanding how your essay is scored
3) Scholarships: Choosing the right one and how to start.

 

ASSIGNMENTS: Week of 10/30 – 11/4

DATE CLASSWORK ABSENT?
10/30/16 (B Day) MON 1) Take Practice ACT Math #32-46.
2) Assess Strengths & Weaknesses
3) Choosing your college major.
4)Fastweb.com
1) Take MATH ACT #32-46. ACT Practice Test 2016-17
2) Bring your results to class.
3) Choosing your college major.
4) Create a FastWeb.com profile.
11/1/16 (A Day) TUE 1) Take Practice ACT Math #32-46.
2) Assess Strengths & Weaknesses
3) Choosing your college major.
4)Fastweb.com
1) Take MATH ACT #32-46. ACT Practice Test 2016-17
2) Bring your results to class.
3) Choosing your college major.
4) Create a FastWeb.com profile.
11/2/16 (B Day) WED 1) Take Practice ACT Math #47-60.
2) Assess Strengths & Weaknesses
3) Choosing your college major.
4)Fastweb.com
1) Take MATH ACT #47-60. ACT Practice Test 2016-17
2) Bring your results to class.
3) Choosing your college major.
4) Create a FastWeb.com profile.
11/3/16 (A Day) THU 1) Take Practice ACT Math #47-60.
2) Assess Strengths & Weaknesses
3) Choosing your college major.
4)Fastweb.com
1) Take MATH ACT #47-60. ACT Practice Test 2016-17
2) Bring your results to class.
3) Choosing your college major.
4) Create a FastWeb.com profile.
11/4/16 (B Day) FRI 1) Take Practice ACT Writing portion.
2) Assess Strengths & Weaknesses
1) Take WRITING ACT portion. ACT Practice Test 2016-17
2) Bring your results to class.

 

ASSIGNMENTS: Week of 10/24 – 10/28

DATE CLASSWORK ABSENT?
10/24/16 (A Day) MON 1) Practice ACT Math #1-14.
2) Assess Strengths & Weaknesses
3) 6 ways College is different from High School.
1) Take MATH ACT #1-14, pp.24-25. ACT Practice Test 2016-17
2) Bring your results to class.
3) Google “How college differs from high school”
10/25/16 (B Day) TUE 1) Practice ACT Math #1-14.
2) Assess Strengths & Weaknesses
3)6 ways College is different from High School.
1) Take MATH ACT #1-14, pp.24-25. ACT Practice Test 2016-17
2) Bring your results to class.
3)Google “How college differs from high school”
10/26/16 (A Day) WED 1) Practice Math.
2) Review college ACT requirements.
1) Math worksheets
2) Bring completed worksheets to class.
3) Research the ACT requirements for at least two colleges.
10/27/16 (B Day) THU 1) Practice Math.
2) Review college ACT requirements.
1) Math worksheets
2) Bring completed worksheets to class.
3) Research the ACT requirements for at least two colleges.
10/28/16 (A Day) FRI 1) Practice ACT Math #15-32.
2) Assess Strengths & Weaknesses
1) Take MATH ACT #15-32, pp.26-27. ACT Practice Test 2016-17
2) Bring your results to class.

CLASS RESOURCES

ACT Practice Test 2016-17
This is the Practice Test we will be using in class for the first few weeks. If you have already this entire practice test, please bring in your results. We will be using this to analyze your strengths and weaknesses in class. If you are ever absent this version will be the test to take. Once we exhaust this test, we will move on to a different version.

 

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MORE RESOURCES
The following is a list of extremely helpful resources for preparing for the ACT, adapting to college life, and finding scholarships. Check back weekly, as the list will grow and broaden.

PREPSCHOLAR.COM
This website should be an essential part of your ACT pursuit.

ACT.ORG
Here’s the official ACT website. Research, sign up, succeed.

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THE OFFICIAL ACT PREP GUIDE 2016-17
Here it is, the “Red Book”. Taking the ACT? Get this book.

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COLLEGE RULES! 4th Ed.
Going to college? Getting there is half the battle–the other half is surviving! Get this book.

 

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FASTWEB.COM
Scholarship finder. Yeah, you need to sign up.

 

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FAFSA.ED.GOV
Looking for money for college? Start here for government loans.

 

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CSS/FINANCIAL AID PROFILE
Looking for money for college? Start here for NON-government loans.