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Testing and Preparing

Lesson Plans
  1. College Preparation Course (Oklahoma State University - Millis)
      CollegePrep 101 is "a course to help students prepare for college."

Materials
  1. Educational Testing Service
      Provides testing information. 10-09

  2. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Online (ETS)
  3. SAT College Entrance Test Preparation
  4. SAT Preparation (Number2.com)
      Provides exercises to improve your score on SAT or GRE. Also provides vocabulary building practice, the foundation for good college entry test scores. 2-01

  5. SAT Test Preparation Online (Princeton Review Online)
      Provides free practice testing. Requires you to register to use the test, however.

Papers
  1. Admissions, Scholarships and Financial Aid Offices of Colleges (American Educational Guidance Center)
      Provides email addresses and Web pages for colleges by state. Includes information on scholarships, financial aid, and admissions.

  2. Best and Worst College Majors in Terms of Pay (Time.com)
      "A new report shows some undergraduate degrees pay off more than others — literally." 05-11

  3. Boarding Schools Review (BoardingSchoolReview.com)
      Reviews college-preparatory and junior boarding schools. 3-05

  4. Cracking the College Waitlist (Time.com)
      "It's past Memorial Day, and while some high school seniors are sporting new college sweatshirts, others are still in purgatory on a waitlist. The bad news? The more time passes, the lower the odds of getting off the list. But the good news is, if a student is on a waitlist, he or she is still in the game. Here are five things to know about this particularly mysterious aspect of college admissions." 05-11

  5. Making Tests Less Important to Perform Better (Time.com)
      "If the Supreme Court strikes down the individual health insurance mandate, but leaves most or all of the rest of the Affordable Care Act intact, Congress will have some work to do. Without some way to push uninsured healthy Americans into the marketplace, insurance prices could creep upward until they become unaffordable for everyone."

      "There’s no guarantee such a specter would motivate a divided Congress to work together to find a solution, of course. But if Congress was able to operate effectively, there are a number of ways the Affordable Care Act could be patched to function without an individual mandate."

      "One is to change the tax code. The individual mandate as it now exists in health reform would be enforced by fining Americans who choose not to have health insurance. This would happen through their income tax returns. The same goal could be accomplished by levying a new health insurance tax on everyone and giving an equally sized credit to those who purchase coverage." 03-12

  6. Preparing for College and Getting In (National Association of College Students)
      Provides a checklist for preparing for college, suggestions on what do to on trial visits to colleges, and more.

  7. Preparing for Medical School (U.S. News)
      "What qualities do medical schools seek in applicants? Of course, they want excellent students with a demonstrated ability in science who have made efforts to learn about the healthcare field and who have demonstrated a commitment to helping others. And as if that weren't enough, med schools also seek students who are mature, stable, honest, responsible, trustworthy, enthusiastic, intellectually curious, and capable of leadership."

      "This week, visiting blogger David Verrier, director of pre-professional advising at Johns Hopkins University, shares his 10 best tips...." 04-09

  8. Princeton Review Online
      Provides articles related to college preparaton free practice testing on the SAT and GRE.

  9. Public Schools Review (BoardingSchoolReview.com)
      "Public School Review lets you find free, detailed profiles of public schools and their surrounding communities...." 3-05

  10. SAT Announces Changes in the College Board Tests (New York Times)
      "Saying its college admission exams do not focus enough on the important academic skills, the College Board announced on Wednesday a fundamental rethinking of the SAT, eliminating obligatory essays, ending the longstanding penalty for guessing wrong and cutting obscure vocabulary words."

      "In addition, Mr. Coleman announced new programs to help low-income students, who will now be given fee waivers allowing them to apply to four colleges at no charge. And even before the new exam starts, the College Board, in partnership with Khan Academy, will offer free online practice problems from old tests and instructional videos showing how to solve them." 03-14

  11. SAT II (Kaplan)
      Provides dates for the SAT II tests, suggestions for improving scores, and more. 6-99

Projects
  1. SAT Test Preparation (TestPrep.Com)
      Provides practice tests and reasons for wrong answers.

   
   


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