Requesting Teacher Recommendations

Yesterday was the final session of the series of workshops on the college search for Northwood juniors. We focused on Asking Teachers For Recommendations. Here are the handouts and the presentation: ASKING FOR TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS slides (2019) How to ask teachers for recommendations Extra Common App teacher rec request form Extra Northwood rec request form … Continue reading Requesting Teacher Recommendations

Session 6 – Making the Most of the College Visit

Tonight is the sixth in our series of workshops for juniors on the college search and application process. We will begin by reviewing the junior year timeline for March and April: The most important thing of all: get good grades! Register for the May SAT. Continue SAT prep using the Khan Academy site. Meet 1-on-1 … Continue reading Session 6 – Making the Most of the College Visit

Understanding your PSAT Results

Dear Northwood School 10th and 11th graders (and their parents): Next Tuesday, December 12, you will receive your PSAT score report [follow the instructions in your email you get from College Board  or log in here: I know the score report may be difficult to understand, so I have compiled some resources to help … Continue reading Understanding your PSAT Results

The College Search: A Program for Northwood Juniors

Here is a quick overview of Northwood School's program about the colleges search and application process for Juniors. 1) Monday, November 13: Taking Stock Where are you? The Junior Timeline The Great Sorting Game Homework: Resume worksheet   2) Monday, December 11: What, When, Who? Understanding your PSAT results Your “Team” Family Connection Homework: Log … Continue reading The College Search: A Program for Northwood Juniors

Session 3: Standardized Testing

Standardized testing is the third session in Northwood's program about the college search and application process for juniors. During this session we discussed the different types of testing (SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests, TOEFL, AP) and when to take them. I also introduced Khan Academy's SAT prep program. Northwood students are able to prepare for … Continue reading Session 3: Standardized Testing