Finish Reading section from SAT PT1. Do the first two passages untimed, then time the last two passages and write down how long they take you. Enter your answers into Ivy Global and read explanations after every passage.
Complete the Math - No Calculator section of PT1, untimed. Enter your answers into Ivy Global. Read explanation after every question.
Update your Knowledge Notes.
Read about the SAT Essay in your SAT book, beginning on p. 149. You can skip essays scored below 3/3/3.
If you have uncertainty about ANY of the concepts from Algebra Worksheets 1-3, you must take action now! You can use the links I've provided, Khan Academy, your own favorite math resources, teachers, etc. The concepts again are:
Solving proportions by cross-multiplying
Solving systems of equations by elimination and substitution
Solving quadratic equations by factoring and using the quadratic formula
Factoring polynomial expressions
The slope formula and using it to find slopes or missing points
Solving inequalities and absolute value equations
Finding distance between two points using the Pythagorean Theorem
If you have not completed the Knowledge Notes described in the Winter Break homework – these are required! Finish them this week and share them with me on Google Drive.
Review the Writing and Language section of your PSAT. Filter by “Incorrect and Omitted” and try those questions again. Carefully read the explanations and focus on how many of the questions involved topics we have discussed in class.
Do the same with the Math - No Calculator section.
Deeply review the topics on Algebra Worksheets 1 and 2. Then do Algebra Worksheet 3, which covers the same topics!
Catch Up: Complete ALL homework assignments listed on this page that you haven't done already. I do not want you to miss out on anything from our class.
Knowledge Notes: Write on paper, or create a Google Doc, everything that you've learned in our class so far. Think of everything you can from memory, then review our homework assignments, handouts, notes, and this page for more topics to include. Be detailed: for example, don't just write "semicolons and colons"; write out all of the rules for their use. Not only will this help you to review and remember everything that we've done, but it will also remind you of how much we've covered already.
Complete Practice Test 3 in your ACT book. Time each section precisely and use the bubble answer sheet. Check your answers and calculate your scores in the book. We will be spending only a small amount of time going over this test in class, so do a great job of reading the answer explanations in the book. Mark any questions you want to go over with me in class. If you type your timed, handwritten essay into Google Drive and share it with me, I will score it and provide comments.
If you have any questions, please email me and I will respond quickly.
11/28 In class:
Lots and lots of homework review!
ACT Writing (Essay)
Week 1 Homework (finish by 12/5 — no class that day!) Math section from PT2:
Start your timer at 60 minutes.
Pause after every couple of pages to check answers and read explanations. Only check questions you've actually done—not ones you skipped!
Calculate your score on page
Essay from PT2:
Do this untimed on Google Docs. A good length would be 500-600 words. Share it with me (firstname.lastname@example.org) when you're done.
Afterwards, read my response to this prompt and two good student responses here.
Week 2 Homework (finish by next class on 12/12 — Mr. Cohn's birthday!) Reading and Science sections from PT2:
Start your timer at 35 minutes
Pause after every passage to check answers and read explanations.
Calculate your score.
11/14 🦃 In class:
Homework check and review: Reading, Guess-and-Check, Algebra Worksheet 2
Do a GREAT job reviewing math concepts from Algebra Worksheet 1. Use the links on the second page. Complete at least 10 practice questions for each question you missed — show your work and bring it next week.