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.

 

November college application news for parents of high schoolers: what is a good ACT score, obtaining good letters of recommendation, documenting your child's extracurricular activities

 

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,
  • what to record about your child’s extracurricular activities

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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.

College application news for parents of high schoolers: ACT superscore, test-flexible colleges, sending ACT scores, what to write about in a college essay.

 

 

 

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).

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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!

 

ACT Math Basics QUIZ

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


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ACT Math – Math Basics Review

ACT Math Review - Math Basics

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

Khan Academy – video (4:26)

Purplemath – includes 13 corrected examples

Math Goodies – lesson, corrected examples and interactive exercises

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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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ACT Math – Coordinate Geometry Review

The ACT Math – Coordinate Geometry Review page focuses on the math concepts required to do well on the coordinate geometry problems encountered in the ACT Math test. If a student answered incorrectly some of the questions in the Coordinate Geometry Quiz, no need to worry. He/she will find on this page online resources to review or practice the topics he/she has trouble with.

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

 

Coordinate Geometry Review Topics

 

Inequalities and graphs

Sparknotes

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ACT Math – Intermediate Algebra Review

The ACT Math – Intermediate Algebra Review page focuses on the math concepts required to do well on the intermediate algebra problems encountered in the ACT Math test. If a student answered incorrectly some of the questions in the Intermediate Algebra Quiz, no need to worry. He/she will find on this page online resources to review or practice the topics he/she has trouble with.

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

 

Intermediate Algebra Review Topics

 

Solving quadratic equationsIntermediate Algebra Review - Factoring polynomials

Math is Fun

Khan Academy – Video (6:21)

Purplemath
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ACT Math – Elementary Algebra Review

The ACT Math – Elementary Algebra Review page focuses on the math concepts required to do well on the elementary algebra problems encountered in the ACT Math test. If a student answered incorrectly some of the questions in the Elementary Algebra Quiz, no need to worry. He/she will find on this page online resources to review or practice the topics he/she has trouble with.

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

 

Elementary Algebra Review Topics

 

Substitution

Coolmath.com

 
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ACT Math – Plane Geometry Review

The ACT Math – Plane Geometry Review page focuses on the math concepts required to do well on the plane geometry problems encountered in the ACT Math test. If a student answered incorrectly some of the questions in the Plane Geometry Quiz, no need to worry. He/she will find on this page online resources to review or practice the topics he/she has trouble with.

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

Plane Geometry Review Topics

Complete introduction of angles

Khan Academy
MBA CrystalBall
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