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American College Teacher Day Time Branch TA Class Resources needed: Three essays on college, copies for all students Printout of the common app, just one copy to pass around Aim: Students will discuss American college life; college life in general. Stage: Page: Time: Method: Introduction: Thoughts about college life? What do students think? Is it what they expected? What’s good about it? What’s bad? What would they change? What’s the process of getting into college like in China? What do they think it’s like in America? (5 minutes) Being An American High School Student. Have Ss first skim the article, then read it aloud, CCQing after each paragraph. Stress that they don’t need to understand every single word, just the general point. After completion, CCQ whole article and discuss. What is different in China? What is the same? Which would you prefer? Why? (20 minutes) College Admissions. Have Ss first skim the article, then read it aloud, CCQing after each paragraph. Stress that they don’t need to understand every single word, just the general point. After completion, CCQ whole article and discuss. What is different in China? What is the same? Which would you prefer? Why? (20 minutes) The Common App. Explain the typical application requirements, proccess, pass around a copy of the Common App for students to look at. Ask Ss what’s the same/different in China? (5 minutes) Being An American College Student. Have Ss first skim the article, then read it aloud, CCQing after each paragraph. Stress that they don’t need to understand every single word, just the general point. After completion, CCQ whole article and discuss. What is different in China? What is the same? Which would you prefer? Why? (20 minutes) Wrap-up discussion, conclusions (10 minutes) Comments
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BEING AN AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT By Ben Custer Being an American high school student trying to get into college can be a bit of a rough process. First there is the testing. Every high school student that wants to go to college has to take the SAT. The SAT is a 5 and ½ hour standardized test that is based on math and English skills. Before taking the SAT, many students take the PSAT (which I have taken twice now) which is a 3 hour practice version of the test. Most students will take the SAT twice (some just once if they are lucky, and many take it more than twice to improve their scores) over their high school career. With the extreme length of the SAT, it has become almost a test of endurance over intellect . Then, of course, there are midterm and final exams for each class. While these are shorter and far less strenuous than the SAT, they are a major factor in the final grade of each course, so it is critical to do well on them. However, you should keep in mind that academics alone are not good enough to get you into a good college these days. You can have “outstanding” grades and still get rejected by the college of your choice if you aren’t an active person. Schools look for people who are different than other people in their
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