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FREE College and Career Fair
Saturday, January 10,
9am-1pm at FEAST
Plan to be at FEAST on Saturday, January 10, to meet representatives from various colleges, universities, trade schools, and more. Workshops such financial aid, scholarships, and non-traditional options will be offered. This event is FREE to anyone who would like to attend. Watch next month’s MANNA for more details.
Below is the second installment of articles about how to prepare for the SAT test. Jeanine Martin has done a wonderful job at preparing her son for standardized testing. In addition to her great tips and resource list, we want to remind our MANNA readers that the FEAST Bookstore also has resources available to help prepare your children for the SAT.
SAT Test Preparation
By: Jeanine Martin
The mathematics section includes numbers and operations; algebra and functions; geometry and measurement; and data analysis, statistics, and probability. At minimum, students should plan to complete a geometry textbook before taking the test. If a teen uses the Saxon series, I recommend finishing the first half of the Advanced Math textbook in order to ensure coverage of all of the SAT topics. Of course, the more math studied, the better your teen may do.
Once a student has completed the necessary math, the best way to prepare for this section is to practice, practice, practice. This will enable the student to become very familiar with the directions and format of the test. Most importantly, the student will be able to recognize the typical types of questions asked on the test. Be sure to correct any missed questions to further aid understanding.
The best resource for SAT math questions is The Official SAT Study Guide. Other books to consider are Barron’s SAT Math Workbook, McGraw-Hill’s Top 50 Skills for a Top Score: SAT Math, and McGraw-Hill 500 SAT Math Questions to Know by Test Day. Advanced students, who score at least 650 on a SAT practice test, may use Dr. John Chung’s SAT Math.
THE Christian Connector has launched a Christian College Scholarship Resource page on our website. Home school students can take advantage of this great free service which will allow students to search for different types of scholarships of interest offered at the participating Christian colleges. The schools included provided over $150 million in scholarships last year alone!
Find out more information at their website: http://sat.collegeboard.com/home
Find out more information at their website: http://www.actstudent.org/regist/dates.html
Where are you headed with home schooling? The link below lists colleges and universities in the state of Texas, along with basic information about those institutions. Texas Colleges and Universities: http://www.window.state.tx.us/scholars/schools/
Also, the following link will help you consider the curriculum that your young person will receive at various colleges across the country.
After years of thinking carefully about your curriculum choices, doesn’t it make sense to do the same for college? Do your homework on colleges together!
What Will They Learn: A guide to what college rankings won’t tell you (http://whatwilltheylearn.com/)
For EVEN MORE College Info check out these links:
- Test Code Numbers (you must be signed in to view)
- Christianconnector.com a free Christian Higher Education Resource Center
- Everychanceeverytexan a resource for Texas Scholarships!
- ASVAB - Career Exploration Program - offered free at FEAST
Newly Revised Test Best!
Test Best has been Revised and now comes in Stanford Math & Stanford Reading. It is used for both the Stanford and Iowa practice testing. When you need effective test preparation with authentic practice, Test Best on the SAT/10 is the best solution, offering one full book on reading skills and one on math skills. The proven Test Best model - grade-level appropriate instruction, authentic practice, test-taking strategies, comprehensive yet easy-to-use material - gives you everything you need to help your children succeed. This best-selling program is completely updated to align with SAT/10 enhancements. Exercises for students are in Student Edition only, there are no answers. Answers and directions are only in the Teacher's Edition. Grade levels are from third to eighth grade.
Student Book $8.10
Teacher Edition $12.45
LACK OF MONEY is the main reason prospects give for not going to Texas A&M...Well this excuse is no longer valid. If a prospect really wants to be an Aggie in The Corps the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) could be the answer. The SMP is an excellent internship between the Texas National Guard and the Army ROTC, which can provide all the financial assistance required for a student to attend Texas A&M. If a prospect begins in high school, this program can pay up to $131,785 to attend Texas A&M and become a dedicated Texas Army National Guard Officer. If the prospect doesn't want to be tied to the Guard and wants to go on Active Duty, the SMP program will pay $101,785. Remember, total cost to attend Texas A&M over four years is less than $80,000. If you have a high school prospect looking for college funds direct them to look into this program. For details contact Spencer Bulger (866) 759-0737.
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