## ACT Math – Plane Geometry Quiz

Students: Take our Plane Geometry Quiz to identify your weaknesses in plane geometry.

Plane geometry problems represent 15 to 20% of the ACT Math score so it is a good idea to try to be well prepared. You learned these concepts in Pre-Algebra and Algebra I classes.

How does it work? The Plane Geometry quiz consists of 15 questions. Answer as many as you feel comfortable doing so and click on Correct my quiz. You will get a page (that you can print) that will show, for each incorrect answer, your answer, the actual answer and the section to review. There is a lot of websites out there explaining math concepts, and the post “ACT Math – Plane Geometry Review” will direct you to online resources for each of the section you should review. You can retake the quiz when you are ready to work on the questions you skipped.

To take another CollegeGuide4Parents’ quiz, check the complete list at the bottom of this post.

Note: Want to the review before finishing the quiz? Go to post ACT Math – Plane Geometry Review.

#### Plane Geometry Quiz

$Question\ 1.\ Which\ of\ these\ answers\ corresponds\\ to\ angle\ \alpha\ ?$

$\angle DAC$
$\angle ABC$
$\overline{AB}$
$\angle BAC$
$\overrightarrow{AB}$

## AP Courses: Should my child enroll in one?

AP classes are gaining in popularity. The College Board reports that twice as many students sit for AP exams today than they did ten years ago.

Your high schooler will soon need to decide on her schedule for next year. If she never took an AP class before, you may wonder whether she should register for one.

In this post, we will look at:

• What are AP classes
• Why advanced classes like APs help build strong college apps
• How to use AP courses to earn college credits in high school
• What are some of the negatives of the AP program
• How to decide whether your child should take an AP class
• Some easier AP classes
• How to study to do well on the AP exam

## College App News – Jan. 2019 – National Merit Scholarship – Choosing a College – Challenging Coursework

This issue of College Guide 4 Parents’ College Application News focuses on how to get a National Merit Scholarship, factors to consider when choosing which college to attend, and why it is important to take challenging classes in high school.

In this newsletter, we focus on:

• how to find out if your junior will be a National Merit semifinalist
• how your child can become a National Merit finalist and obtain a National Merit Scholarship
• helping your child choose which college to attend
• why challenging coursework is important in high school

## College App News – December – Financial Aid, College Decision, High Schools Clubs

This issue of College Guide 4 Parents’ College Application News focuses on financial aid (the FAFSA and the CSS Profile), college decision notifications, and high school clubs.

This month, seniors who applied early are starting to receive college decision notifications.

In this newsletter, we focus on:

• the FAFSA
• the CSS Profile
• High school clubs

## College Application News – November – ACT, letters of recommendation, recording extracurricular activities

College Guide 4 Parents’ College Application News informs parents of high school students about college app topics relevant to this time of the year.

This month, seniors applying to Regular Decision and Rolling Admissions are busy working on their applications and making sure colleges get their best test scores.

In this newsletter, we focus on:

• what is a good ACT score
• how to get good letters of recommendation
• what seniors should be working on this month,

## College Application News – October – ACT Superscore, Sending Scores, College Essays

The October issue of College Guide 4 Parents’ College Application News informs parents of high school students about college app topics relevant for this time of the year.

This month, seniors are busy working on their applications and making sure colleges get their best test scores.

In this newsletter, we focus on:

• what are ACT composite scores, ACT superscores, and test-flexible colleges
• how to send ACT scores
• what seniors should be working on this month,
• what to write about in a college essay (this section is addressed primarily to parents of freshmen, sophomores, and juniors).

## College Essay Advice 2018-19 : 82 Posts by College Prep Experts

Writing a college essay may seem a daunting task. How does one create a personal statement that highlights one’s character and aspirations while being engaging? College prep companies charge to help students with the preparation of their college applications. Some like PrepScholar, CollegeVine, and CollegeXpress also share college essay advice and tips on their blogs.

This article contains links to 82 posts about writing college essays, most of them published this year. The first eight give general advice about how to compose a personal statement. The next three focus on the Common Application, Coalition Application and ApplyTexas essay prompts. The last 71 provide specific insights into how to write the application and supplemental essays for 62 popular colleges.

## PSAT, ACT, Early Decision, Early Action – College Guide 4 Parents’ September Newsletter

A newsletter for the parents of high school students that addresses college preparation news of interest to them for that month.

#### 1. The PSAT Test is on October 10th

• Millions of high school students will take the PSAT on October, 10th
• Taking the PSAT is a good practice for the SAT and for juniors, it is a chance to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship.

## ACT Math – Math Basics Quiz

Parents – Does your high schooler need to take the ACT in the near future?

Or did she/he take it already but did not do well on the Math portion of the test?

Does she/he not know where to start to study for it?

CollegeGuide4Parents created 7 free Math quizzes to help students quickly identify the Math skills they need to work on.

The quiz on this page, the ACT Math Basics Quiz, is the first one and focuses on fundamentals learned before beginning high school.

It is very short. Encourage your child to take it. Don’t hesitate to try it yourself. It is free, and there is no way for us to know who took the test!

Students: Take our Math Basics Quiz to make sure you are ready to study for the ACT. It is only 10-questions long.

CollegeGuide4Parents created a set of 7 quizzes to help you focus on the math concepts you will need to do well on the ACT. However, some students who have difficulty in math may first need to review some basics. To be sure you are ready, take the quiz below.

How does it work? The Math Basics Quiz consists of 10 questions. Answer as many as you feel comfortable doing so and click on Correct my quiz. You will get a page (that you can print) that will show, for each incorrect response, your answer, the correct answer and the section to review. There is a lot of websites out there explaining math concepts, and the post “ACT Math – Math Basics Review” will direct you to online resources for each of the section you should review. You can retake the quiz when you are ready to work on the questions you skipped.

Note: Want to the review before finishing the quiz? Go to post “ACT Math – Math Basics Review.”

#### Math Basics Quiz

$Question\ 1.\ Simplify\ 4^3 - 16 \div 4 + 4$

16
3
4
0
64

## ACT Math – Math Basics Review

The ACT Math – Math Basics Review page focuses on the math basics required prior to studying for the ACT Math test. Students struggling in math should make sure they are comfortable with the basic concepts presented on this page. A quick way to do it is for them, to take the ACT Math – Math Basics Quiz. If they miss some of the questions, no need to worry. The online resources listed below are all the refresher they will need.

Note: Go to the tools to check other review pages or quizzes.

#### Math Basics Review Topics

##### Order of Operations

Purplemath – includes 13 corrected examples

Math Goodies – lesson, corrected examples and interactive exercises

## An ACT Guide for Parents

As a parent, the ACT may seem very enigmatic.

You may know that it is administered on a few Saturdays a year at local high schools or university campuses and that the maximum one can get on the test is 36.

This ACT guide focuses on how to register, how to get and interpret the results, what is on the test, and what goes on during the test.

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