Pre-Test – Write on a Piece of Scrap Paper 1.What is senioritis (or senior slump or senior slide)? 2.What is one common mistake seniors make? 3.What is one way to avoid senioritis?
Discuss What is senioritis? Why is it important to avoid senioritis according to these videos? Were you surprised by anything the college counselor said?
Objective Today, we are going to learn: The importance of keeping academic momentum in the senior year About common senior year mistakes and how to avoid them. Strategies for avoiding senioritis Microsoft, 2011
What is Senioritis? Café Press, 2011
Senior Slide: Will It Cost You? Read through the article Discuss: – What are students reasons for the Senior Slide? – What are some of the consequences of senioritis or the senior slide? – Do you feel you are in danger of sliding your senior year? Why or why not?
What are Common Mistakes? 1.Missing Classes 2.Thinking the 1 st & 2 nd semester dont count 3.Giving in to senioritis 4.Getting overwhelmed 5.Not keeping your priorities straight 6.Forgetting Your Studying 7.Underestimating the time needed to get work done 8.Daydreaming about your future academic plans 9.Blowing off less important work 10.Failing to see the resources that are available to you Campus Explorer, 2011
Think-Pair-Share Which mistakes have you already found yourself making throughout High School? Which mistakes are you in jeopardy of making this year? How can you avoid making those mistakes? What resources are available to you here to help you avoid these mistakes and prepare for college?
Student Ideas Staying focused during senior year can be a challenge. But making the year meaningful has its rewards. These high school seniors describe their strategies for staying interested and involved in school. – CollegeBoard asked high school students, how are you getting the most out of your senior year? – Let's see their answers… Let's see their answers…
Post-Test 1.What is senioritis (or senior slump or senior slide)? 2.What is one common mistake seniors make? 3.What is one way to avoid senioritis?
Homework Mr. Montgomery creation confirmation of your ACT & Collegeboard accounts BY SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 TH. ACT registration for September 8 th test is August 17th
References Microsoft Office Images. (2011). Retrieved from Café Press (2006). Senioritis Image. Retrieved from Campus Explorer. (2011). 10 Most Common Senior Year Mistakes. Retrieved from Johnstad, T. (2010). Senior Slide: Will it cost you? ThreeSixty. Retrieved from 09/senior-slide-will-it-cost-you