Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | August 25, 2008

Junior Action Plan: Fall

Junior Action Plan:  Fall

 

Now is the time to think about college choices.  You need to understand the different kinds of colleges (e.g., liberal arts or technical, oriented towards research or instruction, large or small, etc.) and your own potential to get into college.  Standardized tests—the SAT and the ACT –are an important part of your junior year.  Also, this is the last full academic year that colleges will use to evaluate your credentials.  So, keep your GPA up!

 

Use this Action Plan for the Fall Semester:

1.    Buy a study guide for the SAT or ACT and dedicate at least three hours per week to exam preparation. Be aware of test dates and sign up early for the exams.  Plan on taking them at least three times by January of your senor year.

2.    Dedicate at least three hours each day to your school studies.  If you live near a college, try using that college’s library as a study venue.  It will get you into the ‘library habit’, which you will need when you are a college student.

3.    Continue to maintain an independent reading program.  You should always have a book you are reading in addition to school assigned reading.

 

RECOMMENDED READING

Start your fall reading with these great books—

 

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, by James Weldon Johnson

Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller

Flatland:  A Romance in Many Dimensions, by Edwin A. Abbott

The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde

Pedro Paramo, by Juan Rulfo 

 


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