We all know what the ACT is, but it doesn't amount to a hill of beans if a student does not know how to take the exam. First and foremost, answer the question being asked! I know that may sound like common sense, but some of the questions on the ACT seem like they could have a few answers that could possibly be correct. Nope. You've got to hit the hit the nail on the head with calm, strategic thinking. If you approach it with the training of how it is prepared , and how to read (not skim) the questions, you will answer them correctly and you can fly!
I am nationally certified in 15 individual disciplines of English; most recently to teach English as a foreign or second language. I have been tutoring Language Arts for almost 18 years, working with children and adults. I was an active volunteer in the Reading is Fundamental Program sponsored by the YMCA for almost three years in Charleston, South Carolina. My literary mentors are alumna of Harvard College, Brown University, Cornell and the North Carolina School of the Arts.
Public speaking has been an integral part of my life for over 25 years. From well paid modeling jobs in New York City when I represented consumer brands like Levi's Silvertab Jeans or Close-Up Toothpaste to being invited to speak at human rights rallies and HIV clinics, the etiquette and techniques of my education in public speaking have propelled some would be ordinary occasions into the realm of the unforgettable. Competent communication,competent leadership, mentoring, motivating people, encouraging creativity and philanthropy are just some of the rewards in this service of giving. When The National Speakers Association acknowledged my essay writing with their highest award of the year in 2007 I could not have been more humbled.
Reading is defined as the action or practice of reading. Along with that are the interpretation, comprehension and pronunciation of words and letters. Literacy, literary knowledge and understanding text are the fundamentals and foundation of every subject, topic and realm of study in our world. The importance of having the intellectual facilities to decipher what is read and to voice that, in any occasion, cannot be measured in monetary increments. It is indeed priceless.
The SAT Critical Reading portion of the exam is an analysis of one's ability to understand and answer questions PRECISELY, based on a prior passage given. The student must focus on relevant and outstanding words, phrases and points of reference. Read slowly and intently, reviewing as needed. Vocabulary is crucial for two words may be good choices to answer the multiple choice question but you must choose the best ONE. As far as the essay goes, there will be a prompt. I strongly suggest using examples from life experiences, a favorite topic you enjoy reading and/or researching or something in current affairs that you feel passionate about to express in your essay. Avoid religion and politics at all costs. Make a clear thesis statement, make your point(s), allow for opposing views and come full circle with a closing statement or paragraph that bolsters your position.
The essay portion of the SAT is designed to determine whether a student can develop a meaningful essay on the spot. Twenty-five minutes is given to develop and explain your point of view on the issue presented on the test. This is called a personal essay. The writer can use examples from their studies or personal experience bank or both. Here is the chance to distinguish yourself. Insiders tip: making a withdrawal from the personal experience account may not bring forth the happiest memories, but through your essay writing, it's about detailing what happened that brought about change.
I have been trained in Acting in New York, Los Angeles, Charleston, SC and Atlanta, GA. I studied the Sanford Meisner Technique with James Price, Method Acting (Stanislavsky) at HB Studios with Earle Hyman (NY), Acting with Zen with Darryl Hickman(LA), and was blessed to observe scene study on the set of the Cosby Show for an entire year. I teach Meisner Technique at The West End Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, where I also coach privately. In television and commercial studies, I studied with Richard Reed in New York. I have been a member of SAG/AFTRA for 20 years.
I am nationally certified as a proofreader and editor/copy editor. My job is to make writers' musings, stories, instructions and explanations linear and secure so to hold readers attention throughout the duration of the literary or otherwise offering. A precise, engrossing, well written piece of prose is a major confidence booster to/for the author. I should know; in the last year alone I ghost wrote a memoir, edited and formatted a book about spirituality after trauma and proofread Dr. Linda Taylor's (Oglethorpe University) forthcoming novel.