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Monthly Archives: April 2017

The SAT Exam

For those who don’t know what the SAT is, it is short for Scholastic Aptitude Test. It is given to young high school students who desire to get into a college after they have received their high school diploma.

The test itself is administered by the college board. This is a non profit organization that is dedicated to doing all it can to prepare students for the challenges they can expect to meet when attending a college. The college board itself was founded in 1900 and now has over 3,800 colleges and universities as part of its organization. The college board helps over 3 million students in over 22,000 high schools each year connect with over 3,500 colleges.

To take the SAT you have to register beforehand. You can either do this online or through your local high school by contacting your guidance councillor. After you have registered and paid your registration fee you are then contacted with the date, time and place where the test is being administered.

The SAT itself covers many aspects of knowledge including math, reading and writing skills. After the test is completed, the scores are calculated and are then made available to you to send to any colleges you wish to apply to for admission.

The verbal section of the SAT includes 19 analogy questions, 19 questions where sentences need to be completed with the appropriate word or phrase and 40 critical reading questions where a paragraph is presented and the student must answer questions pertaining to the material just read. This type of test requires that a student think quickly as there is no time to prepare for these questions.

The math portion of the SAT includes 35 multiple choice questions where the student has to choose one of four possible answers, 15 quantitative comparison questions and 10 open ended questions. These are questions where a scenario is given and the student must not only give the correct numerical answer to the question but also explain his answer. The math portion of the exam requires a student to know basic Algebra, Geometry and also have some logical reasoning skills.

To prepare for these exams, students have many options to choose from. The most commonly used are workshops where they take practice exams. These are usually held at schools or other public buildings. There is a fee for these workshops and some of them are rather expensive.

Another option a student has is to take the PSAT, which is the Pre Scholastic Aptitude Test. This gives the student a chance to take an actual exam that doesn’t count towards his SAT scores. This is a great way to get a feel for what the SAT will be like as the two are very similar.

Students who complete the SAT and score well are way ahead of the game as far as getting considered for the college of their choice. Many times a good SAT score can mean the difference between a student being accepted to college or not.

 

Tips to Choose a College

You’re about to get out of high school. You’ve decided you want to go to college. The question is, which one? How do you decide where you want to go? There are so many colleges to choose from sometimes the choice can be a tough one to make. You may be in a situation where you live in an area that contains a number of colleges and all good ones. How do you decide which is the best for you? What follows is a brief guide that hopefully will make the process a little easier.

When deciding on which college to apply to, which doesn’t guarantee you will get in, the first thing that must be considered above all others is what it is you want to do with your life. The major you choose will, or at least, should greatly influence the college you choose. For example, if you have decided that you want to major in communications and someday be a radio announcer you don’t want to pick a college that specializes in medicine and has a substandard communications program at best. This would be very counter productive. Naturally applying to a school that is famous for a special area is going to mean you’re going to have a lot of competition and getting in might not be so easy, especially if they only have a limited number of openings. That is the reason we always have backup choices. But imagine if you did get into that specialty school for what you wanted to do. Your chances of getting a job in that field have just increased by numbers too large to measure. So go for the best school you can find for what you want to do, but always have a backup plan.

Another thing that needs to be taken into consideration is cost. Unfortunately we live in a world where education can be quite expensive. If you’re not entitled to financial aid or don’t have the grades for a scholarship then your choices for college may be limited to what you can afford. It shouldn’t be your first priority but you should keep in mind the cost of your education and what you can pay for without putting a great burden on your finances.

Another thing that should be considered when choosing a college is location. If the college you want to attend is not close to home you are going to have to prepare for the possibility that you’re going to have to live on campus. This is going to raise the cost of your education and needs to be taken into account. Another thing that needs to be taken into consideration regarding location is how safe a neighborhood it is. Unfortunately, some colleges are not in the best areas. So security of the campus needs to be checked out. You want to make sure your college experience is a safe one.

By concentrating on just those three simple things you can more easily decide where you ultimately want to go to school.

 

About Boarding School

Basically, a boarding school is one where the students not only go to school on campus but they also live on campus in a dormitory setting. It is sort of like college for younger students. Can you imagine being six or seven years old and living not with a family but instead with several other kids your own age? Each child either has a room of their own or perhaps shares a room with another child around their same age. Every boarding school has house parents or dorm parents that bring supervision to the children and teens and that provide parent-like comfort and safety.

Many young children cannot even handle going away from home for a week of summer camp. Children who attend a boarding school must learn quickly how to adjust to life without parents because they rarely get to go home and see their families throughout the year. Often children begin attending boarding school at the beginning of their schooling and they remain in boarding school until they complete high school. Some may go home for a Christmas holiday or for a visit in the summer months, but rarely do boarding school students have consistent interaction with their families.

Why would parents send their children to a boarding school? That is a legitimate question that has many answers. Some parents that work overseas or that travel frequently choose to put their children in boarding school because they know how inconsistent they will be in parenting or in providing for the needs of their kids. Other parents choose boarding school for their children as a way for them to experience more of the world and to learn how to interact with diverse people from a young age. Still other parents put their children and teens in boarding school if they are having trouble disciplining their kids or keeping them out of trouble. Boarding school can be a great place for kids to learn responsibility and discipline.

Attending a boarding school produces mixed reactions among children and teens. Many enjoy the opportunity to live with their friends and to enjoy the freedoms of not being with their parents all the time. For students who began attending boarding school at a young age, many enjoy their lives because they do not know any different. Of course there are always students who get homesick or who would prefer to live with their parents and attend a regular school.

 

Popular Pharmacy Schools

University of Phoenix Online

For those who actually prefer a pharmacy program that is convenient and designed around their schedule you may want to check out the University of Phoenix. The University of Phoenix online caters to students like you who don’t have the time to attend a traditional pharmacy school.

The University of Phoenix online pharmacy school has the largest number of accredited online pharmacy degree programs when compared to other online pharmacy schools. The University of Phoenix was founded in 1976 and was one of the very first accredited universities to offer online college education with corresponding complete degree programs through the convenience of the internet. Many of their students are finishing their course work in as little as 2 to 3 years. The University of Phoenix online, is not just a pharmacy school, it actually offers a number of other health care related programs like healthcare management (masters and bachelor’s), health information and nursing.

Bryman College

Located throughout California is Bryman College, a pharmacy school which also offers various certificate programs in the following health care fields: Massage Therapy, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assisting as well as Medical Billing and Coding.

Capella Online University

Like the University of Phoenix online pharmacy school, Capella Online University is also an accredited online pharmacy school which is specifically designed to provide high quality education for busy people who don’t have the time to attend classes at regular pharmacy schools but who want to pursue a career in health care at their own pace and schedule.

This pharmacy school is actually built on a community of determined and highly motivated adult learners as well as reputable faculty members. The staff is geared towards helping you become successful with your chosen health care career. Capella University online programs include healthcare management for bachelor’s, masters and PhDs.

Florida Metropolitan University
While the Florida Metropolitan University has locations throughout the state of Florida and offers programs in various in-demand health care professions. However, it’s not just a pharmacy school but a well-rounded university that is geared towards being up-to-date with what the job market is currently looking for in job candidates.

From the fields of business, criminal justice, computers, health care, legal and management, design and marketing, Florida Metropolitan University also boasts of offering in-demand health care programs like: EKG Technician, Healthcare Management, Laboratory Technician, Administration (in the medical office), Medical Assistant, Massage Therapy, Phlebotomy, Medical Transcription, Pharmacy Technician/Assistant as well as Surgical Technician.

Lincoln Technical Institute

The Lincoln Technical Institute prides itself on providing their students with hands-on training to improve their acquired skills in the Health Care and Medical profession but also in Automotive, Drafting, Computers and Information Technology and Electronics. Their pharmacy school offers a Pharmacy Assistant/Technician program.

DeVry University

DeVry takes great lengths in providing their students with highly career-oriented undergraduate as well as post graduate degree programs in various fields like business and management and technology. They also provide a highly flexible learning environment to assist students earn their degrees a little faster than other universities. If you’re diligent and hard-working you’re sure to earn your degree in as early as three years. The university also offers students healthcare programs in various health care professions.

Georgia Medical Institute

The Georgia Medical Institute provides students with a more personalized learning atmosphere and environment. Their courses and programs are specifically designed to support their students in their professional development… especially in the health care fields.

Georgia Medical Institute doesn’t just have a great pharmacy school offering Pharmacy Technology but they also offer other health care related courses such as Medical Administration, Dental Assisting, Massage Therapy, Surgical Technology, Respiratory Care, Massage Therapy and Medical Assisting. In addition to offering traditional program schedules they also offer many programs in versions which will allow the motivated student to finish their studies at a much quicker pace, if they choose to do so.