ACE the ACT
In this article, we discuss the importance of the ACT and how it affects GNHS as a whole. Your score on the ACT is compared to other schools' scores, and it reflects which colleges you may get
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Slide1ACE the ACTYAY! =)
Slide2Is the ACT important?It’s extremely important. Your score affects GNHS as a whole- our scores are compared to other schools’ scores Scores are reflective (if you agree with it or not) on which college(s) you will get into and possibly attend Although you will not be taking the “real” ACT until next year, beginning early and being comfortable with the format and test itself will only make your score better!
Slide3HS and ACT• High schools use ACT results in academic advising and counseling. They also use ACT results in: • evaluating the effectiveness of instruction • identifying students who need assistance with certain subject areas or academic skills • planning changes and improvements in the curriculum
Slide4Colleges and ACT• Admissions into the college itself • Course placement once in the college • Loans and scholarships • You can also opt to take an ACT writing portion which colleges will take into consideration
Slide5Colleges and ACT• It may seem super early for you to even think about college, but, in reality, now is a perfect time to become prepared. • Some of you may have colleges in mind and others may not, but please do not underestimate the importance of college…
Slide6College Importance #1• Every bit of education you get after high school increases the chances you'll earn good pay. Most college graduates earn more money during their working years than people who stop their education at high school earn.
Slide7College Importance #2• The more education you get the more likely it is you will always have a job. According to one estimate, by the year 2028 there will be 19 million more jobs for educated workers than there are qualified people to fill them.
Slide8College Importance #3• Continuing education after high school is much more important for your generation than it was for your parents' generation. Today most good jobs require more than a high school diploma. Businesses want to hire people who know how to think and solve problems.
Slide9College Importance #4• Education beyond high school gives you a lot of other benefits, including meeting new people, taking part in new opportunities to explore your interests, and experiencing success.
Slide10Getting into college…• There are many aspects that affect your admissions into the college you want to get into… • ACT score • High school classes and grades (also, in comparison to other HS in our area) • Extracurricular activities • College is expensive AND important: do not underestimate the importance and availability of loans and scholarships • www.actprep.org –check this out DAILY
Slide11So, is English really THATimportant!? UGH I hate reading and writing…
Slide12Why English proficiencyis so important!! • Sounding educated is a GOOD THING: speaking and writing correctly and clearly will help you throughout your entire life • If you can adequately vocalize and write your thoughts and opinions in a mature and proficient way, you will be taken more seriously throughout school, work place, etc. • Reading comprehension allows us to reflect, similar to how we reflect on life and personal situations.
Slide13Why English proficiencyis so important!! • Because English emphasizes reading and writing, your vocabulary and grasp of English grammar will improve if you take English class seriously. The more words you have at your fingertips, and the more comfortable you are using them accurately in sentences, the easier it will be for you to communicate with others. • Learning to analyze literature effectively not only teaches you how to better enjoy books, music and film, but also how to better understand the causes and effects taking place in your family, neighborhood and the world around you.
Slide14You’re better than this…
Slide15CLIP #1: BUSHhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ej7ZEnjSeA Importance of correct words/subject and verb agreement
Slide16CLIP #2: JESSICA SIMPSON*importance of critical thinking skills and being able to read things “correctly”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ej7ZEnjSeA
Slide17CLIP #3:http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/ame ricans-bad-grammar-costly/6izuc9e
Slide18WHAT’S WRONG HERE?
Slide24Question #1: correctwording • Often, my brother and I, joined our mother on her adventures into tidal lands. • F.NO CHANGE • G.brother, and I, • H.brother, and I • J.brother and I
Slide25#2: apostrophesThe moon is closer to the earth when full, so its gravitational pull is stronger. A. NO CHANGE B. ONE’S C. IT’S D. ITS’
Slide26#3:puntuation• My father was an avid gardener, he still is: and every Saturday morning he would put on his work clothes. • A. NO CHANGE • B. Gardner-he still is- • C. gardener, he still is- • D. Gardener and he still is
Slide27#4: agreement andpuntuation • Every Saturday morning he would put on his work clothes, pick up his shovel and trowel , and would head out the back door. • A. NO CHANGE • B. Picked up his shovel and trowel, and headed • C. Pick up his shovel and trowel, and head • D. Picking up his shovel and trowel, and heading
Slide28#5: Agreement• To me, it was much more fun to reap than sowing. • A. NO CHANGE • B. the most fun to reap than to sow. • C. much more fun to reap than to sow. • D. the most fun reaping than if I’d have to sow.