The mAke the grAde weekly webinar is back January 23rd!!

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What has a lot of great information about:

  • SAT
  • ACT
  • Math
  • Sciences
  • Study Skills
  • College Admissions
  • Maximum Education Principles

Where can you learn more about the Maximum Education system?

What has a lot of useful take aways which will help you right away?

Where can you get your questions answered in real time?

What is free and easy to access?

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Answer –>  It’s back….

The mAke the grAde weekly webinar!!

Every Monday 9pm east time (8 central, 7 mountain, 6 pacific)

Beginning January 23rd

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Join Dr Steven Greene – Lead Education at mAke the grAde and author of the Maximum Education, the Amazon #1 Best Selling Education Guide Book

You will learn:

  • Principles from Maximum Education
  • Time Management Skills
  • Information Management Skills
  • Creating a Daily Action Plan
  • SAT / ACT Test Prep Tips
  • Study Techniques for Midterms / Finals
  • College Admissions Advice
  • Academic Success Tips
  • Current Topics in Education
  • And get answers to your questions with real time Q/ASteven-Green-Book-Cover

This is a free online based webinar but you must pre-register to attend by clicking on the
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2017 – New Year = New Goals?

If you keep doing the same things, you will keep getting the same results.

If you want different results you need to try new things.

2017This is true for everything in life including your academics and your education.  So if you are not 100% pleased with your grades, or your SAT or ACT test scores, or your overall academic standing… you need to actively do something about it… and the sooner the better.  So it’s a new year, and it’s the time for resolutions and fresh starts… so make the changes you need and get going in the right direction.

Here are questions that you need to ask yourself right now…

  • Evaluate your study habitsefficiency-image
    Are you ‘efficient’ with your time?
    Do you always finish projects that you begin?
    Are you prepared for deadlines or are you always cramming?
    Do you understand the material or just ‘get it’?
  • Evaluate your time management
    Do you plan ahead?
    Do you follow plans that you do make or do you ‘freelance’?
    Are you ready to hand in work or take tests when they are scheduled?
    Do you have a calendar that you follow?
  • Evaluate your information management
    How do you track information?
    Are your notes accessible? – Can you find what you need when you need it?
    Are your notes consistent with your learning style – visual? auditory?
    How many different ways do you know how to make an outline?
    Are you using online and offline resources?

Evaluate your daily action plan
inefficiency-imageAre your days productive?
Do you complete all of your work?Most of your work?Some of you work?
Do you plan ahead and begin work on longer term projects?
Are you able to complete all of the work that you need to complete in the allotted time?
Do you plan for the following day each day?

Change has to begin by evaluating where you are and determining where you want to be… and then taking action to reach your goals.

Get Maximum Education –> For study tips, insights and an action plan

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12 academic to dos for the holiday season

12It’s almost Christmas and Hanukah time… And while many are thinking about presents and all the seasonal celebrations, we are also approaching the winter break time.  A time that students presume all that they have to do is sleep late and relax (which actually doesn’t sound all that bad does it?).

However – here are 12 things you can do to maximize your time over the break:

  1. Organize.  You can organize you notebooks and your papers.
  2. Start to prep for midterms (or finals if you have block scheduling)
  3. Read.  Pick a book(s) that you haven’t had time to get to and read it.
  4. Seniors – finish up any loose ends for college admissions
  5. Juniors – SAT / ACT prep.  take a block of time and complete a full test
  6. Sophomores/Juniors – visit a college(s)
  7. Stimulate your mind- Do a crossword puzzle or sudoko every day
  8. Learn 12 new words – build your erudite vocabulary
  9. Work ahead.  get a start on projects / book reports that are coming up
  10. Catch up on any missing / late work.  Don’t lose points!!
  11. Read Maximum Education (www.maximumeducation.net)
  12. Set your goals for 2017

Need more tips?

Steven-Green-Book-CoverWhat are your suggestions?  Add your suggestions in the comments or post them on the mAke the grAde Facebook page here >> https://www.facebook.com/mtgrAde/

Lastly, plan ahead… midterms and finals and the winter SAT/ACTs are right around the corner.  

 

 

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SAT and ACT Test Prep Timeline – It’s GO TIME!

If you are a high school junior – it’s GO TIME for test prep.

The best way to prep for an SAT or ACT is to become familiar with the test(s) and identify your areas of strength and weaknesses and then create plan to address your areas of need and to take advantage of your strengths.

A complete prep plan – for both the SAT and ACT – will include:

  • Test taking strategies for all content
  • Pacing Drills
  • Hands on practice (and LOTS of it!)
  • Remediation on academic areas (particularly in Math)
  • Feedback to you the student, and parents / family

Your mAke the grAde test prep plan includes:

  • Assessment of areas of need
  • A complete diagnostic test(s)
  • A plan based on your areas of need and your timetable and your goals
  • Specific instruction for each area of the test for both SAT and ACT including Reading, Language and Math (SAT) and / or English, Math, Reading and Science (ACT)
  • Prep for the Essay
  • Abundant practice testing and hands on test experience

You will want to allow for 6-12 weeks to prepare for a SAT or ACT exam.

Contact mAke the grAde at sgreene@makethegrade.net to learn more and to get started.

Here are your important test dates.

                              2016-17 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
SAT Date  SAT Subject Tests Available  Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline  Deadline for Changes 
Dec 03, 2016

Register

Nov 03, 2016 Nov 15, 2016 Nov 22, 2016
Jan 21, 2017

Register

Dec 21, 2016 Jan 03, 2017 Jan 10, 2017
Mar 11, 2017

Register

SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date
Feb 10, 2017 Feb 21, 2017 Feb 28, 2017
May 06, 2017

Register

Apr 07, 2017 Apr 18, 2017 Apr 25, 2017
Jun 03, 2017

Register

May 09, 2017 May 16, 2017 May 24, 2017
ACT Test Dates & Deadlines
ACT Test Date Registration Deadline ACT Scores Available
December 10, 2016 Nov. 4, 2016 Dec. 20, 2016
February 11, 2017 Jan. 13, 2017 Feb. 22, 2017
April 8, 2017 Mar. 3, 2017 Apr. 18, 2017
June 10, 2017 May 5, 2017 Jun. 20, 2017
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It’s crunch time…and here’s your Maximum Education plan

January…

for everyone… winter, snow, cold, wind, football playoffs for sports fans and … for academics… midterms and SAT and ACT exams.  It’s one of the busiest times of the year.  And one of the most important grade wise.

August… September…

school resumes… you need to organize your information… you are busy…

So what’s your plan?

Are you using the principles in Maximum Education to make the grade?

You will need a plan for:

Information Management
Time Management
A coordinated academic effort

Here’s one of the systems that I teach for time management.

First, you have to know what you have to accomplish.  When are your midterms?  What is on your midterms? What chapters do they cover? What formulas do you have to know  and so on.

The simplest process is to divide your work load over an extended period of time and plan what you are going to study.  This is covered in chapter 1 of Maximum Education.  So let’s say that you have 10 days to prep for your Math midterm and you have 5 chapters to cover… here is a sample plan:

Day 1     review chapter 1
Day 2     review chapter 2
Day 3     review chapter 3
Day 4     review chapter 4
Day 5     review chapter 5
Day 6     review chapters 1 and 2
Day 7     review chapters 3 and 4 and 5
Day 8     review chapters 1 and 2 and 3
Day 9     review chapters 4 and 5
Day 10   review all 5 chapters

Now that you have a time framework, the questions is HOW are you going to review? The key is an active study process. Do not simply scan your old notes… saying ‘ah ha it get this’ to yourself… what you need to do is engage actively and redo problems, create outlines, reorganize information or other process in which you are actively working WITH the information.  Also consider the style of the midterm… is it multiple choice (which would indicate a detail / fact based exam).. are they essays or shorter written answers (which would indicate that you will need to explain the information in more detail)?

There are many other details that I could cover here, but the clear message is ..

PLAN AHEAD AND THEN WORK YOUR PLAN 

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Maximum Education mAke the grAde Tip – Erudite vocabulary is the X Factor

Vocabulary is the X factor. You can never know too many words  and you can never be too strong of a communicator.

Be erudite!

Even though the SAT has (mostly anyway) dropped vocabulary from the test… having an impressive command of the language is critical. Think beyond school and forward to the professional and employment world.

What is your “word of the day”?

 

 

 

 

 

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