EdReady: accuplacer, ACT & SAT
“If your students are attending a community or technical college, they may require your student to take an exam called the AccuPlacer, and if your students plan on attending a four-year university, they require that you take the SAT or ACT. “EdReady™ can be used to check mastery in a course of study, to plan for college and career opportunities, and to prepare for commonly used placement exams, such as AccuPlacer, SAT, and ACT. High school and GED students, homeschoolers, and adult learners will benefit from EdReady.org.”
EdReady is free and if you find yourself stuck, Danny at the Goodwill Training and Education Center is happy to help. He can be contacted at email@example.com or 360-738-0483.
EdReady website: https://edready.org/home
Khan Academy: SAT/ACT prep
SAT/ACT prep help
Visit Khan Academy for free help preparing for SAT and ACT
Free SAT prep: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat?excmpid=SM48-ED-CB-tw
Advice on application essays from CollegeBoard: Big future
Tips for Writing an Effective Application Essay (great video here)
College Application Tips and Support services
Whether applying to a four-year university or an apprenticeship program crafting a strong application can set you apart from other candidates.
Common Essay Questions, provided by Western Washington University
“Share a meaningful experience and how this has helped shape you in your preparation for college. This could be related to your passions, commitments, leadership experience, family or cultural background.
Describe any activities you have been involved in related to diversity or multiculturalism and explain how you will actively contribute to a diverse campus community at Western.
Admissions Essay – topic of your choice. If you have written another essay that captures what you want the Admissions Committee to know about you, feel free to share it with us.
1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
3. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
4. Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.
5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
6. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more? 7. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.”
If you are first gen student feeling weary in this process, here is a pep talk from Michele Obama