COLLEGIATE MIDTERM STUDY TIPS
It's that time of year. You've officially made it to the halfway point of the semester (*insert round of applause*). While you've made it this far, you're likely wondering how to juggle completing all of the piling papers, tests and presentations (oh my!). Here are a few tips to staying on top of and succeeding on your midterms: 1) Create a study plan - plan ahead the days (and times) that you will devote to working on that paper, presentation or studying for that test. Use your planner and/or calendar! 2) Talk to your professor - or teacher's aide. If you have any questions about the midterm it is best to get them answered and out of the way at the beginning. 3) Change the scene - staying in your room can become redundant. Sometimes a change of scenery is what's needed to get you back in the game mentally. Reserve one of AU Library's study rooms here. 4) Adjust your study routine - if you're preparing for a test, ask a friend to quiz you on the material. Make it fun! 5) Take care of yourself - because if you don't, you won't bring your best. Get lots of rest, drink lots of water and eat some brain food on the day of. For more tips, check out Princeton Review's list of study tips.
On Saturday, September 28th, students in Live, Learn, Grow 1 participated in their first Signature Student Experience, the Georgian Experience! Students visited Georgetown, George Mason, and the George Washington Universities, where they attended information sessions, met with admissions staff and received tours from ACDC affiliated staff and alumni! Students reported enjoying the opportunity to "learn the atmosphere of the schools" and were happy that the experience showed them that there were "other students like them" wanting to attend these schools or schools like them. Have something to share about this semester's Georgian Experience? Be sure to fill out our "Georgian Experience Assessment Survey" at the end of the newsletter so that we can know your thoughts!
By: Zhiqi (Selena) Lyu Professor Faith Pirlo started her teaching career in 2012 and has been with the American Collegiate program since Fall 2018. Her teaching method incorporate a variety other technique which results in her own unique style, as her goal is to help students find their voice in language and establish a point of view. Prof. Pirloâ€™s love of teaching and the diverse cultures that each student represents makes for an enjoyable teaching experience in American Collegiate. Her in class activities includes watching clips from modern TV shows and movies (my personal favorite) in order for students to get engage with each other. Some advice that Prof. Pirlo gives to ESL students is to consume media, talk to a native speaker, and donâ€™t be afraid to engage with people that do not hold your viewpoints.
By: Ana Camargo Dear Peer Orientation Leader, Why should I take a standardized test and which one - the SAT or ACT? Thank you! -Sincerely, Tested Student Dear Tested Student, Standardized tests allow schools to evaluate all of its applicants with the same measurement. As a students it can be stressful to go through this process. During my application process, I took serval standardized tests such as the SAT, TOEFL, and IELTS. After this experience, I realized that we all feel comfortable with different techniques for evaluation, so it is your responsibility to find a test that will allow you to demonstrate your knowledge on a subject or your proficiency in a language in a way that will reflect positively in your application. One way is to take practice tests for both SAT and ACT. For more information on how to choose, check out this US News article.
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Additional Events and Dates: October 14 - Univ. of So. Cal Transfer Session October 15Â - Fall Fun Day at ACDC October 19 - Fall Frolic Trip to Summer Farms October 26 - ACDC/NYU Day of Service October 27 - NACAC College Fair
Don't forget to complete the Georgian Experience survey here!
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