SAT vs ACT: This Week on #CampusChat
Apr22

SAT vs ACT: This Week on #CampusChat

Do you know the difference between the SAT and the ACT? If you don’t and you have a college-bound teen, you should join us this week on #CampusChat.

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10 iPads in 10 Days Back to School Bonus from Dictionary.com
Sep22

10 iPads in 10 Days Back to School Bonus from Dictionary.com

What's the word of the day for the next 10 days at Dictionary.com?  FREE  Today, Dictionary.com kicks off a 10-day back to school promotion that will award 10 iPads in 10 days to Dictionary.com users who submit their ideas for its popular ‘Quote of the Day’ and ‘Word of the Day’ applications.  Dictionary.com will host an interactive microsite that allows users to post their submissions and vote for the daily winning ideas. All participants are eligible to win an iPad in a random daily giveaway (see www.dictionary.reference.com/backtoschool for contest rules). “As the preferred online and mobile dictionary source for students of all ages, Dictionary.com places tremendous emphasis on helping learners achieve academic excellence,” said Shravan Goli, president, Dictionary.com. “Our goal is to aid students with their research; provide an accessible, interactive learning experience that bridges the classroom with daily life; and help sharpen their skills to excel in an increasingly competitive environment.” What else is new at Dictionary.com? Flashcards: With Dictionary.com’s new ‘Flashcards’ students of all ages can create tailored study programs to learn words, translations and definitions – featuring quizzes and games– by simply inputting terms. Expert-created decks by grade-level on subjects ranging from architecture to zoology, as well as preparation for SAT and other standardized tests are also available.   Quotes Channel: Dictionary.com’s recently launched the ‘Quotes’ channel which allows students to enhance their knowledge – and research papers – citing with confidence more than 60,000 famous, fully attributed quotes in 7,000 categories from 5,000 authors over the last two millennia. ‘To post or not to post’ is the question, as students can opt to share their wisdom via Facebook. The Spanish Channel: In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Dictionary.com announces its new Spanish channel, set to launch later this fall. The channel will feature English/Spanish translations, definitions, verb conjugation, images, audio pronunciation, flashcards and a Spanish ‘Phrase of the Day.’ For more information, go to Dictionary.com's Back to School page where you can submit your Word or Quote of the Day and register to be entered into the daily drawing for an iPad. The contest begins today and will run for 10...

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Takeaway Tweets & Transcript from #CampusChat with Prepped & Polished

If ever you thought that there could be nothing more boring than talking about standardized tests, then you were obviously not in on the conversation that took place on #CampusChat on Twitter Wednesday night, July 21, 2010.  Led by co-host and expert guest, Alexis Avila, founder of Prepped & Polished, a test prep and college admissions counseling service, the topic of preparing for college entrance exams brought out the creative side of several attendees.  Here are just a few of the Takeaway Tweets: @akilbello test prep analogy: ACT is to SAT as burger king is to mcdonalds #campuschat @akilbello: ACT is to SAT as Snapple is to Coca-Cola #campuschat @EECollegePlan "ACT on the ACT, SIT on the SAT" What I always tell my clients! Answer everything on the ACT, only educated guesses on the SAT. #campuschat @IvyEyesEditing:Re vocab memorization, really important to read & learn vocab in context. Iconoclastic isn't exactly teen-speak. Ha! #campuschat @SheldonWordNerd: @PreppedPolished You'll be amazed the vocab you'll learn from a cereal box! hahahaha #campuschat @PreppedPolished @IvyEyesEditing For international students, I'd recommend the ACT over the SAT-for it is a more straightforward test. #campuschat @PreppedPolished: I'm big on practice tests. Take a practice test a week leading up to the test, and try to better your score each time. #campuschat @akilbello SAT optional collegeshttp://fairtest.org/university/optional #campuschat –> Complete Transcript for #CampusChat July 21, 2010 is available from What the Hashtag?!...

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