LSU tweaks admissions policy, to lessen test score emphasis

From Link Private Tutoring: ACT scores are an important part of your complete college application package, but they do not define you. LSU now recognizes that. They Are now going to put more emphasis on letters of recommendation and personal essays instead of rejecting those who score below or 22 out of hand.

From the article: Louisiana State University is relaxing a longstanding policy of automatically rejecting applicants who score too low on standardized college entrance exams like the ACT and SAT.
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101 ACT Science Vocabulary Words You Should Know | Albert.io

Note from Link Private Tutoring. I really like this list of ACT science terms as well as the advice on using flash cards and learning 10-20 words at a time. That means start studying these words today! Key concepts to know: direct and inverse relationship, control, control group, experimental group, independent variable, dependent variable, controlled variable. Need 1-1 help? I offer private tutoring in Mandeville and Covington, La. as well as via Skype. 985-260-2620.

101 ACT Science Vocabulary Words You Should Know | Albert.io
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NACAC National College Fairs- Preparing for College: Senior Checklist

My nephew will be a senior in a few weeks. He asked me today what he needs to be doing to prepare for college applications. His goal is to get his entire 5-year Architect degree paid for. I found this article in a quest to find him a complete to-do list. This is an excellent list of everything the rising high school senior must be doing now. There are links within the article that help you learn about college applications and how to write an essay.

Applying to college? Follow these steps.
— Read on www.nacacfairs.org/learn/apply/preparing-for-college-senior-checklist/

Best Foot Forward 2018 Scholarship – Scholarships.com

Best Foot Forward 2018 Scholarship Scholarship – Maximum Amount: $1,000 – Application Deadline: August 15, 2018 – This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate college students with a 3.0 or higher GPA who are bettering themselves through education. The application includes an essay section to tell us about your academic goals and how those goals will help you leave your mark on the world; the introduction is to be 100-200 words, and the essay is to be 500-1000 words. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.
— Read on www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarship-directory/deadline/deadline-in-august/best-foot-forward-2018-scholarship

Denny’s Hungry for Education Foundation Scholarship – Scholarships.com

Denny’s Hungry for Education Foundation Scholarship Scholarship – HFE’s Mission is to recognize students by awarding deserving students with scholarships for their ideas to help Denny’s efforts to fight childhood hunger.
— Read on www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarship-directory/special-attributes/social-action/dennys-hungry-for-education-foundation-scholarship

ACT and SAT scores not only predictor of college success

For admissions offices that are strapped for time, test scores can provide a place to start to identify whether or not a student will be successful, but da Silva also said there has to be a commitment to reviewing each application and reading the students’ stories as well. “At the end of the day, that’s what it’s about: Whether or not the student will be successful within my curriculum, and keeping in mind that you don’t want to shut the door,” she said. 

www.educationdive.com/news/are-satact-scores-good-predictors-of-student-success/524914/