Thursday, February 26, 2015

Comp Strats--Wednesday, 2/25/15

Day Thirty-Three--Happy Wednesday!
February 25th, 2015

  • 9:20-10:20
When You Come In
  1. Initial next to your name on my clipboard for attendance.
  2. Drop your phone in the phone hostage center.  Put your phone BEHIND your name card, please.
  3. Grab your Listening to College-Prep Podcasts and the orange vocab viewing assignment off the phone table, please.
  4. We will NOT have reading time today!  Bring a snack for tomorrow, and we’ll do a one hour read-and-feed!

  • I’m going to explain both assignments first, so work time will flow, and I won’t have to interrupt you later.

Vocab Review
  1. Vocab Pic Viewing:  Egregious, Longevity, Tactful, Tactless (handout)
  2. Write your good, accurate synonyms first--you have them on your worksheet!
  3. Quick Reminder:  how to use PREVIEW in google docs to see pics without having to individually open each one!
  4. Make sure your sentences are complete and thoughtful.  That’s why I left you so much room to write!
  5. Turn this in the the drawer when you finish it, then continue listening to your podcasts.

College Preparation
  • Listening to College-Prep Podcasts
  1. Yesterday, you only had about twenty-five actual minutes to listen to podcasts.   Total up your minutes now.  If you have more than roughly twenty-five minutes,  you have more than that, you were skimming and skipping, not really listening.
  2. I want you to listen to a MINIMUM of forty minutes (so that’s the LEAST you can do) for an “A” on this assignment.  Go ahead and listen to forty-five or fifty minutes, rather than trying to stop at exactly forty!  Stretch!
  3. Here are people’s nominations from yesterday as the best one they listened to:
    1. #1:  Why LeBron is Smarter than Neil DeGrassi (1)
    2. #4:  Five Study Mistakes Students Make (2)
    3. #7:  Get Smarter in Five Minutes (1)
    4. #14:  Ten Easy Ways to Kill Procrastination (3)
    5. #15:  Memory Skills to Fix Your Study Ills (2)
    6. #37:  Secret to Having Your Nights and Weekends Free (1)
    7. #44:  Best Grade (2)
    8. #46:  How Not to Read for College, Part I (1)
#45:  How Not to Read for College, Part II (1)

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