College Planner Unit 3 Test Notes

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Explain the difference between the SAT® Reasoning test and the SAT® Subject tests.
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The SAT Subject test test on many subjects. These subjects include mathematics, social studies and foreign language. The SAT Reasoning test tests on writing, mathematics and reading.
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The standardized college entrance exams allow colleges to compare you with other prospective students.
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True
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Which is the \”standard\” SAT® test?
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SAT® Reasoning test
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As a general rule, entrance exam scores are more important at a ____.
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large state university
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What are the purposes of the PSAT? (Check all that apply.)
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– It is a practice test for the SAT®. – Students may qualify for a National Merit® Scholarship.
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The major difference between the ACT® and the SAT® is the fact that a Science section is included on the:
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ACT
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The four skill areas tested on the ACT are _______.
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– Science – Reading – Writing – Mathematics
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Smaller schools usually place more emphasis on: (Check all that apply. )
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– Transcripts – Letters of Reference
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A large percentage of the Critical reading section on the SAT® is ____ .
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vocabulary
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In the ACT® English test, you __________ tested over memorization of grammar rules.
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are not
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Points are not deducted for incorrect answers on the:
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ACT
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Why are students encouraged to take the PSAT in their sophomore year rather than their junior year?
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Students are encouraged to take the PSAT in their sophomore year rather than their junior year because they can spend time during their sophomore year learning and studying what they didn’t know on the PSAT. Then is allows them to be prepared to take the SAT in their Junior year.
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The highest possible total combined score on the SAT® I is:
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2400
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Critical reading skills, mathematics, and writing skills are all tested by the:
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PSAT
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The three skill areas tested on the SAT are ______.
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– Mathematics – Writing – Critical Thinking
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Why are students encouraged to take both the ACT® and the SAT®?
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Students are encouraged to take both the ACT and the SAT because most students will do better on one test then the other. It also depends on the school the student wants to go to because some schools only take one test and not the other.
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The highest possible ACT® Composite score is:
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36
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Applications for Christian colleges are often less detailed than for other schools.
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False
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Homeschoolers should expect to provide a /an ____ to prospective colleges.
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curriculum sequence
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Good sources for references are _________.
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– Teacher – Employer – Guidance Counselor
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Which of the following answers the question, \”What is my one main idea for this paper?\”
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Thesis Statement
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Students who are accepted as NCAA Division I or Division II qualifiers, must still apply for and ____ by a college or university.
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be accepted
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As a general rule, the following would be good people to get recommendations from: (Check all that apply.)
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– Teacher – Adult neighbor – Employers – Principal
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Essays are often a part of the admissions packet of many _____ colleges.
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smaller
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In your writing, which of the following is the most obvious sign of professionalism?
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Mechanics
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An effective college essay must include a/an ________.
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Thesis Statement
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Sending in an application is usually free.
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False
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It is unlikely that the college application will require academic information such as your GPA.
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False
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Admissions officers look at your essay through a number of different \”lenses.\” Match the statement with the correct lens. The student can write an intelligent essay using correct grammar and structure. _____ The student can synthesize different viewpoints and come to his own conclusions. ____ The student presents a neat and clean essay with no errors. ____
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– composition – clear thought – professionalism
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Which of the following provides structure and support for the entire paper?
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Outline
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As a general rule, the NAIA serves the ____ colleges, while the NCAA serves the ____ universities.
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