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1.5.1 Review: Prepare for College in High School
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What is the value of a high school education?
High school graduates are 37 percent less likely to be unemployed than dropouts.
In certain jobs, high school graduates earn about $158 more each week than their colleagues without diplomas.
Many employers prefer to hire a person with at least a high school education.
Colleges and universities will not accept a student without a high school diploma.
It demonstrates determination and a willingness to take advantage of opportunities.
What is the downside of dropping out?
Many negative outcomes and difficult challenges can result from dropping out of high school. A high school dropout is more likely to suffer a higher unemployment rate than a high school graduate, earn a lower annual salary , and become incarcerated.
What are the benefits of going to college?
Higher income, expert knowledge, better decision making, networking, independence
What is the difference between a job and career?
-Provides low wage
-requires minimal training
-Provides little opportunity for growth
-Offers routine tasks and responsibilities
-Allows for professional advancement
-More likely to be personally fulfilling
-More likely to be lifelong
-Provides health benefits
What is self evaluation?
A way to identify personal skills, qualities, interests, and talents.
How can you explore careers?
Explore Virtually- look online
Explore the Experts- job shadows, interns
Explore Careers at School- Elective course, sports
What is Financial Stability?
A situation in which a persons monthly income is greater than his or her monthly costs, making it possible to save for large purchases, emergencies, and retirement.
What is the difference between a selective college and an open college?
A selective college examines your academic record when deciding whether to accept you. An open college admits you when you apply and does not have GPA or test score requirements.
What is a cumulative GPA?
a normal gpa
What is weighed credit?
extra credit provided for advanced courses.
For example an A= 5 points.
What kind of information is on a high school transcript?
demographic information, grade information, academic information, test scores, Medical Immunizations, Behavior and Discipline Record, and Registrar's Signature
What are the different types of rigorous courses?
honors course: A course that is taught in a more rigorous fashion than typical high school courses. Students learning may be assessed in a more comprehensive manner.
AP: An advanced high school course that covers college level material. Colleges may award AP credit for the course depending on scores received on the AP exam.
Dual Enrollment: An enrollment in an institution of higher learning while still in high school. Credits may be used toward a high school degree, college credit, or both.
IB: One of the rigorous, interdisciplinary group of courses that are accepted by colleges worldwide.
What is a service-learning activity?
Opportunities that allow students to give back to their communities. These opportunities always have learning objectives and are often tied to a class in which the students are enrolled.
What are five study tips?
1. Take notes using a graphic organizer.
2. Study the most difficult or important information first.
3. Designate a comfortable and quiet study area.
4. Avoid long study sessions.
5. Quiz yourself or have someone else quiz you.
What are five memory strategies?
Associate new information with something you already know.
Take the time to understand examples.
Review information shortly after you've learned it and right before you need to use it.
Talk about what you've learned.
Draw pictures or diagrams to see the information in a different way.
What are the different types of mnemonics?
music mnemonic: uses music to help you learn and retain information (rap)
name mnemonic: uses the first letter of each word in a list of items to help you remember something. The letters spell a name or concept. (HOMES)
expression mnemonic: uses the first letter of each word to create a phrase to remember information. ( Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally)
Spelling Mnemonic: uses many techniques to help you remember the spelling of words. (You hear with your ear) Sandy Desert
How can you improve your concentration?
Reduce Distractions, Relax, and Discipline Yourself
What is a homework routine?
A schedule designed by you that includes a start time, break time, an end time, a designated space free of distractions, and study materials.
How can you improve your motivation to do homework?
Get Confident- find study buddies
Create A competition- prize with group of friends
Reward Yourself- watch your favorite tv show
Find Support: Teacher, counselor, parents.
Change your perception: think about your future
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