Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | August 28, 2008

Senior Action Plan: Fall

Senior Action Plan:  Fall


Senior year is both laid-back and frantic.  High school is mostly behind you and there is little doubt you will graduate.  However, deadlines for college applications, the last chance to take the SAT and anxiety about college-life loom large.  You will need to prioritize and budget your time if you wish to be successful and keep your sanity.


Use this Action Plan for the Fall Semester:

1.                Continue to practice for standardized tests.  Specifically, identify your weaknesses and focus your practice on those areas. Be aware of test dates and sign up early for the exams. 

2.                Dedicate time, every day, towards your college applications.  This includes finalizing your decision about the schools to which you will apply, paying attention to deadlines, asking teachers for good recommendations (they will need about a month’s notice), and making sure your essays are well-written.

3.                Get yourself ready for college.  Practice your note-taking skills and make sure you have a routine of effectively using them for exam study.

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



Start your fall reading with these great books


The Awakening, by Kate Chopin

Candide, by Voltaire

Chronicle of a Death Foretold, by Marguez Gabriel Garcia

Ficciones, by Jorge Luis Borges

Murder in the Cathedral, by T.S. Eliot






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