Saturday, November 21, 2009

Number of Students Studying Abroad on Rise Globally



VOAVideo: Number of Students Studying Abroad on Rise Globally

A Washington-based educational institute says the number of university students who study abroad is on the rise. The Institute of International Education reports a 60 percent increase in the number of students studying outside their native country since the year 2000. VOA's Laurel Bowman has more.

Friday, November 20, 2009

thisibelieve: Devotion To The Common Good

thisibelieve: Devotion To The Common Good
Mrs. John G. Lee - Farmington, Connecticut

From the 1950s series, League of Women Voters president Mrs. John G. Lee tells how star-gazing with her father eventually led to her desire to help make the world a better place for humankind, and honor the worth and dignity of each individual.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Milpitas SAT 11/19/09

Milpitas SAT class Thu Nov 19
Test 3--Essay plus two WR sections

Homework for Tue Nov 24
Test 4--the WHOLE TEST

Bring the book to class!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Selling Lessons Online Raises Cash and Questions

Selling Lessons Online Raises Cash and Questions By WINNIE HU, NYTimes

A venture by some teachers has led school officials to ask who owns materials developed for public schools.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Milpitas SAT 11/17/09

Milpitas SAT class Tue Nov 17
Test 3--all three CR sections

Homework for Thu Nov 19
Test 3--Essay plus two WR sections

Bring the book to class!

Monday, November 16, 2009

China Is Sending More Students to U.S.

China Is Sending More Students to U.S. By TAMAR LEWIN, NYTimes

American universities are enrolling a new wave of Chinese undergraduates, according to the annual Open Doors report.

Obama's Town Hall Meeting in Shanghai


Remarks by President Obama at Town Hall Meeting in Shanghai (by question)


VOA News Special Report:

President Obama in Asia

All VOA News stories and videos related to the President Barack Obama's first Asia trip began November 12, taking him to Japan, Singapore, China and South Korea. The historic 10-day journey includes bilateral and multilateral meetings, a town hall-style meeting in China and a visit with U.S. troops stationed in South Korea.

Related Links

Saturday, November 14, 2009

You gotta read this . . .

I ask some Literature Analysis and SAT students about their favorite novels. Here's a quick list, plus links to Google Books' overviews, previews, and reviews.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Two-Year Colleges, Swamped, No Longer Welcome All

Two-Year Colleges, Swamped, No Longer Welcome All By LISA W. FODERARO , NYTimes

A surge in applicants has forced all but one of the city’s two-year colleges to limit admissions for the first time.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Milptas SAT 11/12/09

Milpitas SAT class Nov 12
Test 2 WR 6 (469-474), WR 10 491-493, Test 1 Sect 10,
plus Test 2 Essay (pg 451); Discussion of "25 min Essay"

Homework for Tue Nov 17
Test 3--all three CR sections

Bring the book to class!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The R.O.T.C. Dilemma

The R.O.T.C. Dilemma By MICHAEL WINERIP, NYTimes

The ban of the program at the elites is in its 40th year. Yet the students are hardly antimilitary. The opposite, in fact. Is it time to bring R.OT.C. back?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Milpitas SAT 11/10/09

Milpitas SAT class Nov 10
Review Test 2 CR 4 (458-462), CR 7 (475-480), CR 9 (487-490)

Homework for Nov 12
Test 2 WR 6 (469-474), WR 10 491-493, Test 1 Sect 10,
plus Test 2 Essay (pg 451)

Bring the book to class!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Which Founding Father is on your Mixtape?


WH.gov: Lin-Manuel Miranda Performs at the White House Poetry Jam

Saturn Smith: Which Founding Father is on your Mixtape?

"At a May 12 evening of Poetry and Spoken Word performances at the White House, Broadway writer Lin-Manuel Miranda performed a piece from his upcoming hip-hop concept album, The Hamilton Mixtape. The White House put video of the event online last week, and... it's absolutely worth 4:27 of your time..." (more)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Test-Takers’ Rights

Test-Takers’ Rights By RACHEL AVIV, NYTimes, Published: October 26, 2009
● If a section runs more than five minutes over, students won’t receive a score, and a makeup is required. If a section runs more than five minutes short, a makeup is offered but not required. Once the offer is accepted, the original score is canceled.

● You are allowed to bring snacks and drinks, but keep them out of sight. You can reach for them only during breaks, which are given hourly.

● Desks must have at least 12 by 15 inches of writing surface.

● Chairs must be four feet apart; no partitions or study carrels allowed.

● If there’s a problem with your desk or seating, say something as soon as you get in the room. If a problem emerges while taking the test, ask the proctor kindly to make it stop.

● Once notified of a problem, a proctor is required to send a report to the Educational Testing Service. If you feel your score was affected, senda complaint by the Wednesday after the test day to testcenter@info.collegeboard.org. But the score won’t be changed. The best you can hope for is a refund or free retake.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Proctor, Please Get Off the Phone

Proctor, Please Get Off the Phone By RACHEL AVIV, NYTimes

Screening out distractions during the SAT.

Milpitas SAT 11/05/09

Milpitas SAT class
Intro "FIST OF NO ERROR"
Review WR Sect. 6 & 10 & Essay

Review CR 5 & 9 SC Vocab
Focusing Essay: May 2008-1 prompt


Homework for Nov 10
All three Critical Reading Sections for Test 2

Bring the book to class!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Obama Puts Spotlight on Education Grants

Obama Puts Spotlight on Education Grants By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG, NYTimes

To mark the first anniversary of his election, President Obama planned a trip to Madison, Wisc.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Milpitas SAT 11/03/2009

Intro to Milpitas SAT class
Schedule
Intro to SATVerbalPrep.net
Intro to POE
Review of Test 1 Section 2:1-15

Homework for Nov 5
Essay prompt pg 389
WR Sect. 6:1-35 pg 407-412
WR Sect. 10:1-14 pg 429-431
Bring the book to class!

Monday, November 2, 2009

M.B.A.’s Guide Socially Concerned Entrepreneurs

I.H.T. Special Report: International Education
Special Report: International Education

M.B.A.’s Guide Socially Concerned Entrepreneurs By NAZANIN LANKARANI, NYTimes

Business school students have turned toward courses in social entrepreneurship.
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What value is an international focus for a business degree?

Sunday, November 1, 2009

College App Essays: What Do You See?

App Essays: What Do You See?, NYTimes

Conceptual images as the basis for admissions essays.