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1 North Plainfield High School

2 RESPONSIBILITY IN HIGH SCHOOL CHOOSING RESPONSIBLY IN COLLEGE * High school is mandatory and usually free. * College is voluntary and expensive. Your time is structured by others.* * You manage your own time. * You can count on parents and teachers to remind you of your responsibilities and to guide you in setting priorities. * You must balance your responsibilities and set priorities * You are not responsible for knowing what it takes to graduate. * Graduation requirements are complex, and differ from year to year. You are expected to know those that apply to you.

3 GOING TO HIGH SCHOOL CLASSESSUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE CLASSES Classes often extend for the whole school year. The academic year is divided into two separate 15-week semesters, plus a week after each semester for exams. Classes are generally small.Classes will vary in size, from small to large Each day you proceed from one class directly to another, spending 6 hours each day—30 hours a week--in class. You often have hours between classes; class times vary throughout the day and evening, and you spend only 12 to 16 hours each week in class Most of your classes are arranged for you. You arrange your own schedule in consultation with your adviser. You may study little outside of class, and sometimes listening in class is enough. You need to study at least 2 to 3 hours outside of class for each hour in class. Review class notes and text material regularly You are expected to read short assignments that are then discussed, and often re- taught, in class. You are assigned substantial amounts of reading and writing which may not be directly addressed in class.

4 GRADES AND TESTS IN HIGH SCHOOL GRADES AND TESTS IN COLLEGE Teachers frequently conduct review sessions, pointing out the most important concepts. Study groups are mostly organized by students. You, not the professor, need to organize the material to prepare for the test. *Grades are given for most assigned workWork is often assigned, but not graded. Test grades may not have an adverse effect on your final grade. Tests may account for a substantial part of your course grade. You may graduate as long as you have passed all required courses with a grade of D or higher. You may graduate only if your average in classes meets the departmental standard-- typically a 2.0 or C. Testing is frequent and covers small amounts of material. Testing is usually infrequent and may cover a lot of material. A particular course may have only 2 or 3 tests in a semester

5 Responsibilities Student Counselor Explore college options Websites Counselor Resources College visits College Application Online application Common application Paper application Requesting Recommendation letters Envelopes and stamps Meeting Deadlines Guide and Direct students through college process Write recommendation letter Necessary mailings Inform students of college visits and on-site interviews

6 Interview Process Do your homework. Find out some information about the college or company before the interview.

7 Interview Process Questions the school may ask you: Why do you want to attend our university? What do you have to offer our school if accepted? What are your strongest weakest qualities? What is the most difficult situation you’ve faced and how did you overcome it? What courses have you enjoyed the most? Are your grades an accurate reflection of your potential? What do you want to do in the future when you graduate from college? Tell me about yourself? Tell me about your interests? Tell me about your involvement in extracurricular activities. What do you think about a current event that is happening now? What is your favorite book? Which accomplishments are you most proud of? If you could meet any important figure in the past or present, who would it be and what would you talk about? How have you given back to your community through volunteering? If you could change one thing about your high school what would it be?

8 Interview Process Questions to ask during an on-site interview with a college: What would you say are the most popular majors at your school? What scholarships does your school offer? What clubs/activities do you have on campus? Are there academic support services/tutoring available? Is there a career center that helps students find internships or jobs after graduation? What is the campus like on the weekends? Typically, how many students are in a class? Are there job opportunities on campus? What is security like on campus? What kind of technology is offered to the students to use? How many computer labs are there?

9 SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEW TIPS Be Prepared Dress to Impress Be on Time Make Eye Contact Demonstrate That You are a Team Player Sell Yourself Be Honest Act Professionally Ask Questions Say "Thank You“

10 Dress to Impress DON’T

11 Dress to success: Boys


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