CCP Ch. 1
Terms in this set (21)
What is the value of a high school education?
•able to support family
•37% less likely to be unemployed
•earn about $158 more each week
•are the preferred employees
•need a diploma in order to go to college
•shows determination and willingness to take advantage of opportunities
What is the downside of dropping out?
•likely to suffer a higher unemployment rate
•become incarcerated (in jail)
What are the benefits of going to college?
•better decision making
•networking (making more friends)
What is the difference between a job and career?
JOB: a position that pays the bills
CAREER: a chosen profession that is personally fulfilling
What is a self-evaluation?
A way to identify personal skills, qualities, interests, and talents
How can you explore careers?
•at school in extracurricular activities
What is financial stability?
A situation in which a person's 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?
SELECTIVE: has a set of requirements in order to be accepted
OPEN: does not have a set of requirements and admits anyone
What is cumulative GPA?
The average GPA including all semesters up to the most recent semester
What is weighted credit?
Credit provided for advanced or honors courses—A=5.0, ect.
What kind of information is on a high school transcript?
Grades, test scores, demographics (personal info, full name, ID number, ect.), immunizations, behavior
What are the different types of rigorous courses?
Honors, AP (pass a test to get the college credit), IB (two-year course, automatically receive credit), dual-enrollment (automatically earn credit)
What is a service-learning activity?
Opportunities that allow students to give back to their communities, 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 info 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 the five memory strategies?
1. Associate new information with something you already know
2. Take time to understand examples
3. Review info shortly after you've learned it and right before you need it
4. Talk about what you've learned
5. Draw pictures or diagrams to see info in a different way
What are the different types of mnemonics?
1. Music: put info into a song
2. Name: take the first letter of each word and spell something with them (HOMES)
3. Word/Expression: use the first letter of each word in a phrase (please excuse my dear aunt Sally)
4. Spelling: use of different techniques as reminder of how to spell a word (I before E except after C)
How can you improve your concentration?
Reduce distractions, relax, discipline yourself (use a reward system)
What is a homework routine?
A schedule designed by YOU that includes start time, break times, end time, designated study space free of distractions, and study materials
How can you improve your motivation to do homework?
Get confident, create a competition, reward yourself, find support, and change your perception
A credential awarded by a college or university to recognize the completion of a curriculum that does not lead to a degree or diploma
Placed in a correctional facility because of a wrongdoing