viernes, 28 de marzo de 2014
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Hi! Please check out the following information on studying for the SAT and see if you find it useful.
Content Lead at Khan Academy
Exciting news: Khan Academy is partnering with the College Board so that all students who want to go to college can prepare for the SAT at their own pace, at no cost.
The College Board just announced that they’re redesigning the SAT for 2016, and we’re partnering with them to make free, world-class prep materials. Know anyone preparing for the SAT? Let them know:
By spring 2015, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art, interactive learning tools that give you deep practice and help you diagnose your gaps. All of this will be created through a close collaboration with the College Board specifically for the redesigned SAT. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, if you are taking the SAT in 2014/15, you can start practicing today with hundreds of previously unreleased Math, Reading, and Writing questions from real SATs and more than 200 videos that show step-by-step solutions to each question:
Our goal is nothing short of leveling the playing field for every student taking the SAT, so please help us reach as many people as possible.
Let’s do this!
Content Lead at Khan Academy
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viernes, 14 de marzo de 2014
Encouraging your high school student to do their best isn’t as hard as you may think. It does take time and effort, but it should become part of a daily routine that both you and your teen can enjoy more than dread.
- Talk to your teen about school. Know what classes he/she is taking, what does your teen think of the teacher and/or ask if your teen feels he/she is learning anything. This is excellent dinner table conversation if you can keep it light and positive.
- Set the expectations. Teens need a clear map of what you want them to do. You would not do your teen any favors by not telling him/her what grades you will be expecting. Send a clear message to your teen about the grades you expect to see in each class. Set consequences for poor grades as well as rewards for good grades. Keep your expectations in line with what your teen feels he/she can do.
- Help him/her establish goals. While your teen will need to keep his/her goals in line with your expectations, he/she may have a goal that he/she feels is important too. Learning to establish goals teaches independence, one of the things your teen needs to learn to become a successful adult.
- Have what they need at home, or a way to get it. Resources are important for high school students. Your family should have library cards and a way to access the internet for homework. Without these things, your teen could be at a disadvantage. It is also a good idea to set up a mobile homework center.
- Stay involved. Show support for your teen’s school by attending parent’s nights and other activities or functions. Sign up for the school’s online grade reports and/or have a list of teacher’s email addresses. Always be respectful to your teen’s teachers but do not be afraid to ask them tough questions. Learning in a classroom is a two-way street. Please be your teen’s advocate when necessary.
- Set a good example and show him/her your love of learning. Modeling active learning behaviors like reading or taking classes shows your teen that school is just the beginning and gaining knowledge should be enjoyed.
- Praise your teen for a job well done.
Shared from www.http://parentingteens.about.com/