CCP Final Exam
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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 of high school?
•likely to suffer higher unemployment rate
What is the value of a college degree?
•better decision making
What is the difference between a job and a career?
JOB: position that pays the bills
CAREER: a chosen profession that is personally fulfilling
What is a self evaluation? What are personal skills and personal qualities?
SELF EVAL: a way to identify personal skills, qualities, interests, and talents
PERSONAL S: things your able to do well
PERSONAL Q: your character and qualities
What is financial stability?
A situation in which a person's monthly income is greater than their monthly costs, making it possible to save for large purchases, emergencies, and retirement
How many years of each high school subject are required for someone to graduate from high school?
Social studies (3)
World Lang. (1)
How many years of each high school subject are required for college admission?
Social Studies (3)
World Language (2)
What is a GPA? Cumulative GPA?
GPA: average of all the grade points received that semester
CUM. GPA: average GPA including all semesters up to most recent semester
What kind of information is on a high school transcript?
Grades, test scores, demographics, immunizations, behavior
What are AP, IB, dual enrollment, and honors classes?
All rigorous coursework
AP: need to pass a test to get college credit
IB: 2-year course, automatically recieve credit
Dual-enrollment: automaticall earn credit
Honors: no college credit
What activities are considered extracurricular?
•drama or band
What are the 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 is a mnemonic? What are the four types?
A mnemonic is a way to remember things
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)
What are the five types of homework?
What is a homework routine, and what should it include?
A routine made by YOU with start time, break times, end time, designated study area free of distractions, and study materials
What are five ways to stay motivated about homework?
Get confident, create a competition, reward yourself, find support, change your perception
What are the differences between 2yr and 4yr colleges?
2YR: career and major exploration, flexible, convenient
4YR: in-depth coursework, competence admission, on-campus housing
What are the advantages of attending a 2yr college?
Flexible schedule, costs less, convenience
What are the advantages of attending a 4yr college?
Dynamic campus life, large athletic programs, work on-campus, expert professors
What do vocational schools offer?
Hands-on training, experienced instructors, short duration, specific job knowledge, cost efficiency, flexible schedule
What are the three types of course requirements to pursue a bachelor's degree?
1. General Education (12courses)(36hrs)
2. Major (22)(66)
3. Elective/Minor (6)(18)
What is a major? A minor?
MAJOR: main field of study a student chooses to focus on in college
MINOR: secondary focus of study in a specific subject or career field
What are the advantages of an apprenticeship?
Specific job knowledge, on-the-job training, earn wages
What information do you typically have to provide on a college application?
2YR: personal info, high school transcript
4YR: personal info, courses taken, performance scores, personal statement, letters of recommendation, community service, participation in extracurricular activities, or an interview
What are the benefits of taking the EXPLORE?
•based on curriculum you have already studied
•informs you on your strengths and weaknesses, which can help you plan for your high school course work
•program includes career guidance module that allows you to explore careers in subjects you excelled in
•after exploring careers, you can research what type of degree you need
What subjects are tested on the EXPLORE test?
•English (usage/mechanics, rhetorical skills)
•Math (pre-algebra, elementary algebra, geometry, stats and probability)
•Reading (prose ficition, humanities, social studies)
•Science (earth and space, life sciences, physical sciences)
What are the benefits of taking the PLAN?
•offers a tool that let's you explore potential careers
•provides a tool that allows you to compare your estimated ACT composite score with those of students who attend the type of college you want to attend
•provides map that you can use to discover a field of study that interests you, types of colleges that offer this, and careers you can pursue with a degrees in that field
•shows what subjects you have improved on and what you still need to work on, helps plan last two yrs of high school
What subjects are tested on the PLAN test?
•scale of 1-32
•English (usage/mechanics, rhetorical skills)
•Math (pre-algebra, first-year algebra, plane geometry)
•Reading (prose ficition, humanities, social studies)
•Science (bio, chem, physics, geology, astronomy, meteorology)
What are the benefits of taking the PSAT?
•feedback on strength and weaknesses
•compares your score to other college applicants
•familiarizes you with the format of the SAT
•colleges can send you information
•you can access MyRoad, a college and career planning tool
•can enter the scholarship program in 11th grade
What subjects are tested on the PSAT test?
Max 240 pts
•Critical-reading (sentence completion, passage-based reading questions)
•Math (numbers and operations, algebra and functions, geometry and measurement, data analysis, stats, and probability)
•Writing skills (correct grammar, choose most effective form of sentence, improve logic of paragraph)
What are effective ways to study for a standardized test?
•devote time each week to study, begin this 6 months in advance
•do sample questions
•spend extra time on subjects you aren't confident about
•don't stay up late the night before, cramming
What are some tips for test day?
•place alarm clock on the other side of room or have family member wake you
•dress comfortable and wear layers
•eat a healthy breakfast
•bring 2 pencils, extra eraser, and a calculator
•make sure you have proper I.D
•bring a watch
•arrive ten mins early
•use the bathroom before starting
•take deep breaths
What should you do while taking the test?
•carefully read ALL directions
•preview the questions of each section
•read each question carefully
•answer the easy questions first
•try to answer without looking at the answer choices first
•use process of elimination
What is merit-based aid? What is need-based aid?
MERIT: awards based on excellence in a field
NEED: awards based on family's financial status
What are the three types of students who are considered for scholarships?
•current college students
What can you do now to get ready to apply for scholarships?
1. Get involved in extracurricular activities—organizations look for well-rounded students
2. Consider people u might ask for a letter of recommendation
3. Begin outline of your personal essay—think of experiences who have shaped who you are
4. Research national, regional, and local scholarship database
5. Talk to counselor(s)
6. Create special scholarship file with relevant PDF's and documents
What are the two kinds of grants, and who provides them?
KINDS: student-specific, subject-specific
WHO: federal and state governments, colleges and universities, public and private organizations
What is a work-study program?
Federally funded program that helps students find part-time jobs through their college to lay for college expenses
What types of loans can students take out?
•Direct Stafford (subsidized and unsubsidized)
Why are private loans considered less favorable than federal loans?
•tend to cost more over time
What are some ways to save money while in college?
•save on tuition
•cheap living arrangements
•get around campus economically
•keep out of credit card debt
•keep tech expenses low
•use your ID
•use a Student Advantage card
What is in the cost of attendance?
Tuition and fees, books, room and board
What is a 529 plan, a prepaid tuition plan, and a college savings plan?
529: tax-advantaged savings plan to encourage savings for future college expenses, aka qualified tuition plan, sponsored by state, date agencies, or educational institutions
PREPAID: pay all or most of costs of an in-state public college
COLLEGE-SAVINGS: invest in stock options, value goes up and down based on market performance
What is a Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA)?
An education savings account for K through 12 and college expenses, yearly max. contribution limit, contributions are taxed up front, account not taxed as it grows, withdrawals are tax-free
What is a career cluster, and who developed them?
A career clister is a group of occupations that involve similar knowledge and skills.
Developed by U.S. Department of Education in 1996 so students could have a context in which they could link traditional academic studies with career skills development
What are some effective time-management skills?
•use time-management tools
•avoid procrastination and distractions—accomplish one task at a time and give yourself a time limit for each task
•utilize your time productively
What are some characteristics of each professional behavior?
•always on time, able to prioritize, meets deadlines, calm under pressure
•knowledgable about job and conpany, honest, accountable for actions and work, is a positive role model
•has strong conversation skills, good pronunciation, doesn't not swear or use slang, uses correct grammar
What are examples of teamwork skills?
What basic requirements should a fulfilling career have?
•interesting enough to remain motivating
•provides opportunities to learn and grow
•challenging enough to engage but not overwhelm
(Respectful/cooperative boss, reasonable commute, decent salary with benefits, not too much overtime)
What questions should you ask yourself when choosing a career path?
1. What constitutes a fulfilling career?
2. What do you enjoy?
3. What are you good at?
4. How do you determine what you do well?
5. Where will your skills be valued?
What are three good questions to ask yourself when determining what you do well?
•what abilities come naturally to you?
•what skills do you have that others say you do well?
•what activities or subjects do you learn quickly?
What are the appropriate steps to take to solve a problem?
1. Define the problem
2. Observe your thoughts and emotions
3. Set an immediate goal
4. Create possible solutions
5. Take action