Week 4 Part II: SAT and ACT Overview

Week 4 Part II: SAT and ACT Overview

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The SAT and ACT are critical tests that can help shape your college future. Join Fiveable SAT/ACT Teacher Maria Guerra on an overview of the SATs and ACTs: which test to take, creating a timeline, tips and tricks to study, and more!

Overview

The SAT and ACT are critical tests that can help shape your college future. Join Fiveable SAT/ACT Teacher Maria Guerra on an overview of the SATs and ACTs: which test to take, creating a timeline, tips and tricks to study, and more!

Agenda

  •  Presentation by Maria
  • Q&A Session with Maria

Meet the hosts - Week 4

Maria Guerra

Fiveable SAT/ACT Teacher

Maria Guerra has been teaching in the Los Angeles area for nearly 20 years. Maria began her post-secondary education at Los Angeles Valley College. While a student at L.A.V.C., she had the honor of serving as the Student Trustee for the LACCD Board of Trustees. After graduating from LAVC in 2003, she transferred to UCLA where she earned a B.A. in History (specializing in the Near East and North Africa) in 2004. Maria immediately enrolled in the Secondary Credential Program at CSUN and first started teaching in 2005.

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πŸŽ‰ Kickoff Week

Kick off the summer college program by mapping out your growth goals, meeting your accountability team and de-stressing college with motivational talks.

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πŸ› Choosing a Major and Comparing College VS Alternate Paths

Dive into the college experience by choosing a major you'll love and comparing college with alternate pathways.

Week 2

πŸ’Ό Resumes

Learn how to build a good resume and find internships that make your experience stand out.

Week 3

πŸ›€ Choosing a College (or alternate path)

Choose your top colleges and then compare which one is the perfect fit for you.

Week 4

πŸ“… Applications Week 1: College App Due Dates and Standardized Testing

Test the waters for college applications by navigating due dates and what standardized tests (SAT/ACT) you need to take.

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🚦 Applications Week 2: Navigating the Common App and Application Essays

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πŸ’¬ Applications Week 3: Recommendations and Interviewing

Seal the deal on your dream school with the right recommendation letters and nail your Interview.

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