Session on SAT by Skill Maestro

September 19, 2017

To impart preparedness to the youth for distinctive career opportunities in the US universities, Skill Maestro, Indore conducted a session on SAT for the students of classes XI and XII on September 19, 2017.The resource person Mr. Pankaj Parihar guided the students on the various aspects of taking SAT exam and emphasized on qualitative and verbal skills. The assessment procedure, academic scores, extracurricular achievements, need based and merit based scholarship were well dealt by the speaker. The information about various US universities where SAT scores are not considered as criteria for deciding the admission was also explained to the students. The session concluded with the clarification of queries of the students.

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Session on SAT by Jamboree Education Pvt. Ltd.

August 31, 2017

Jamboree Education Pvt. Ltd. organised a career counselling session in the school pertaining to SAT for class IX to XII students on August 31, 2017.The resource person Mr. Srivatsan briefed the students about SAT dates, registration deadlines, pattern of exam and assessment criteriafor admission in various t US universities. The speaker also highlighted the special features of the US education system comprising of course flexibility, duration flexibility and academics. The information regarding types of universities –Harvard, MIT, Yale, Boston, Michigan, Austin, Ohio and many more was given by the speaker. Speaking on the quality of education, research and development opportunities, better placements, internships and various scholarships available under merit and need based, the resource person advised students to study abroad and not settle abroad. The informative session ended with the queries pertaining to SATexam.

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SAT Session For Parents and Students of Classes IX, X and XI by Ms. Lisa Jain, Country Representative – India College Board

January 16, 2017

An informative session on ‘SAT exam for admission to the US universities’ was conducted for the parents and students by the College Board organisation on January 16, 2017 in our school. The resource person Ms. Lisa Jain, Country Representative – India, College Board briefed everyone about the mission driven non-profit College Board organisation engaged in conducting exams for the US universities. SAT is regarded as one of the critical parts of the US College application and focuses on skill based assessment rather than curriculum based. Ms. Jain elaborately explained the procedure and exam format, mode of application, SAT suite of assessment and advised students to take PSAT for diagnostic assessment. The benefits of taking SAT, useful predictors and testing windows were also dealt in-depth by the speaker. Focusing on the need to take the three dimensional essay based on reading, writing and analysis, the resource person also discussed the details regarding scores, sub scores and score delivery followed by SAT subject tests conducted by few universities. She also apprised everyone about curriculum based Advanced Placement Programme offered to high school students to strengthen college application, credits and academic aspect.

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Workshop on SAT and Letters of Recommendation for US Universities

April 16, 2016

An informative session on ‘ How can school help students to take SAT exam and how to write effective letters of recommendation for the US universities?’ was conducted for the teachers and counsellors of various schools by the College Board organization on April 16, 2016 at Emerald Heights International School. Ms. Lisa Jain, Country Director – India of College Board briefed everyone about the College Board organization engaged in conducting exams for the US universities. Ms. Raminder Mac, Dean – International Affairs, Ms. Chitralekha Kulkarni, HOD English Department, Senior School and Ms. Dipti Telang, faculty, English Department, Senior School attended the session.

SAT is regarded as one of the critical parts of the US College application and focuses on skill based assessment rather than curriculum based. The resource person elaborately explained the procedure and mode of application stressing on the six digit International School code for identification. The benefits of taking SAT, useful predictors, suite of assessment, testing windows in fall and spring were also dealt in depth by the speaker. The speaker also informed about the eight key changes to SAT, exam format and administrative timelines till 2018 along with the redesigned SAT applicable from May 2016. Focusing on the need to take the three dimensional essay based on reading, writing and analysis, the resource person also discussed the details regarding scores, sub scores and score delivery. The expert also advised to take PSAT/NMSQT for diagnostic assessment.

The second session was based on ‘How to write effective letters of recommendation for the US universities?’ The emphasis was laid on the components of application including school profile, purpose and courses offered. The recommendation letters one each by a counsellor and a teacher are mandatory for admission. The speaker suggested to the teachers to look for the human element in the recommendation letters and guided to include the evidences, anecdotes, examples to make it effective and unique in all respects. Citing the role of the counsellor as floodlight and teachers as spotlight, the speaker listed the criteria like intellectual curiosity, level of engagement, willingness to take risk and depth for admission to highly competitive colleges. The enriching learning session ended with the discussions on the various questions raised by the participants.