September 7, 2012
I just took the final exam. Well, the final exam is really just an assessment exam that tells you whether or not you will be able to move up to the next level. Like I mentioned earlier, it is all about feeling out how things work, except that I found out today that we had this exam. I was just getting adjusted to my class operation. I had been in the class for a little over one week. I realized that there is a difference between just having words that are unknown, but are necessary to understand the whole idea, and words in questions that require the student to think, but are feasible. I guess it is good for the student to not know the material entirely sometimes.
I will continue my studies with the same zeal as before. The program is based around the individual. What do I mean by that? I mean it is up to the individual how much one wants to grow. The meaning of tests and homework is different here. Read more…
September 3, 2012
Darrin Phegley / The Gleaner Defense attorney Drea Staser, center, gets a little upset at attorney Ricky Matthews, left, after the judge Madison Sewell, right, called the two to his bench to discuss opposing views during a recent mock trial in Sewells criminal law class at Henderson County High School.
HENDERSON, Ky. — They are 15, 16 and 17 years old. Some sport tennis shoes. They need hall passes if they are late for class. And in an hour, they will eat lunch in the cafeteria.
But in Madison Sewell’s Criminal Adjudication class, Drea Staser isn’t 17, or a senior at Henderson County High School.
Instead, she’s a defense attorney representing a grandmother who’s been charged with reckless homicide. A
August 16, 2012
I see a lot of confusion over the question of what a students GPA is and I thought I would address that over the next week.
Today I want to talk about what a weighted GPA is. Most people understand that for grades an A is worth four points, a B is worth three points, a C is worth two points and a D is worth one point. Add your grade points together, divide by the number of classes and you have an average GPA.
For example, if you got a B in math, an A in science, an A in history, a C in English and a B in Spanish you would have 3+4+4+2+3= 16 points. Divide that by your 5 classes and your average GPA is 3.2.
Pretty easy, right.
, Weighted Grade
August 11, 2012
Many families ask us for the best apps to suggest to their college student. Our favorite list of Free Apps that Make College Life Simple was recently published by GradGuard – http://blog.gradguard.com/2012/06/7-free-apps-that-make-college-life-simple/
We are not alone, with over 40,000 “pins” on pinterest- it is a good one.
Our list for families is a very different.
- Stay on top of a busy schedule with organizing apps like StudyTracker Pro, myHomework or Studious.
- Take quizzes with flashcard apps like gFlash+ or Mental Case.
- Call home using FaceTime or Skype, or stay connected using Facebook.
- Take better notes with Livescribe, Penultimate, EverNote or Share Your Board.
Tags: Best Apps
July 20, 2012
Guest blogger Bella L. recently returned from an incredible AmeriSpan trip to four different locations after deciding she wanted to learn Spanish in Madrid and expand on her immersion with a multi-site program.
Tags: Learn Spanish