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Saturday, January 16, 2010

SAT-ACT Test What is it ? Why should I take it?

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The SAT-What is it?
The SAT is a college admissions test that measures critical reading, mathematical reasoning, and writing skills. The SAT lasts 3 hours and 45 minutes. In the U.S., the SAT is administered on 7 national test dates in October, November, December, January, March/April, May, and June.

The SAT-Why should I take it?
Colleges and universities use the SAT as one measure among others-high school curriculum, GPA, extra-curricular activities, personal essays, and teacher recommendations-of a student’s readiness to do college-level work. SAT scores are compared with the scores of other applicants and the accepted scores at that institution; scores can also be used as a basis for awarding scholarships and merit-based financial aid.

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Yummy Sports Food - great recipes for your athletes

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Copyright: Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD Nov 2009

Holiday Gift Ideas: Yummy Sports Foods!

Gifts that money can’t buy are often the nicest gifts: breakfast in bed, a special dessert, a nice dinner, a sweet treat. If you are looking for a simple, yet special, gift for your running buddy, teammate, or active friend, enjoy making one of these recipes for a sports food that will be sure to please any hungry athlete! The recipes are from my Sports Nutrition Guidebook, 4th Edition (ww.nancyclarkrd.com).
OA TMEAL PANCAKES


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Friday, January 01, 2010

Reduce the Money In Your Personal Accounts

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Students seeking need-based financial aid must be careful of how much money is in their savings and checking accounts. THIS IS VERY, VERY IMPORTANT!

Colleges and universities expect you (the student) to use virtually your entire savings to help pay for college. You should take action to reduce money held in your name; if you need to buy things (such as a laptop computer for next year), do it before you complete the FAFSA, CSS/PROFILE, and other financial aid documents. Do whatever you can to reduce the amount of money in your name and report the reduced amount on the FAFSA and CSS/PROFILE financial aid applications.

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How Do I Choose a College Major?

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Written by George Jefferson with Varsity Mentoring
Friday, 01 January 2010 16:54

Step 1
List your interests. Then research available College Majors, and compare them to your list ofinterests. Chances are you'll find more than one major that corresponds to something you like.

Step 2
Study course brochures for the major you are deciding on. Talk with senior students about their experiences and what lies ahead academically for you and if that chosen course is one you would definitely like to pursue.

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Junior Year To Do List.

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Juniors who are thinking about college and the admissions process are doing themselves a fabulous favor.Here are a variety of items to put on the “To Do List” for junior year: College planning:

Examine goals, priorities, academic interests, geography, size, etc.
Talk to fellow students, older siblings, friends and parents
begin collecting information about the college admissions process.
Attend college programs at school.
Check out library books on college admissions, buy or borrow a college guidebook.
Set up a box with a system for keeping college materials organized.
Plan to attend the national College Fair nearest you.

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Pool Operation Certification Online!

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Why choose the AquaTech Program?

AquaTech is designed to prepare you to operate a pool or aquatic facility according to U.S. and international training requirements. Using a combination of online study and on-site competency testing, the AquaTech certification course offers a flexible alternative to classroom-only certification methods with the following benefits:


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Pretzel City Sports Running Update

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Pretzel City Sports Newsletter~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dec Shiver by the River THIS SUNDAY!!!!!
Kris Kringle results on Pretzel City Sports and pagoda pacers weh site
MT PENN MUDFEST ENTRY OPNES TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT!!
Time to get your Chilly Cheeks apps in

New Year Babies and Bubblies:
This is a very "stripped down version" of our weekly run update, due to family commitments. So, no dirty jokes, life observations, bad puns, etc this week; just a wish for a Happy New Year. We'll resume our normal format next week.

1) Every indication is that we will FINALLY get the Dec Shiver by the River race in this Sunday. I can relate to the dilemma that these reschedulings have caused the Pagoda Pacers race directors; I normally get my Christmas cards out in Jan as well so if you haven't gotten one from me yet, don't give up hope!! REMEMBER THAT WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR THE SHIVER AND ALSO THAT YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP FOR THE SERIES AT THE 1ST RACE, AT A REDUCED COST VERSUS ENTERING EACH ONE INDIVIDUALLY

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