STUDY SKILLS PROJECT

  •                               COLLEGE PREP. STUDY SKILLS-MS. ELLIOTT                        

                                     THIRD MARKING PERIOD PROJECT-

                                           

                              DUE- 3rd Quarter    


                                           Study Skills Project                                                 

          

    11th and 12th  Grade

    BELOW ARE SEVERAL TRANSITION PROJECT OPTIONS RELATED TO THE COLLEGE PREP. STUDY SKILLS CLASS.  YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLETING ONE OF THEM DURING THE 3RD MARKING PERIOD. THE PROJECT MUST EITHER BE A VIDEO OR POWERPOINT PRESENTATION. YOU MUST HAVE 10-15 SLIDES,INCLUDING PICTURES.  THIS PROJECT IS WORTH 100 POINTS.

    PROJECT DUE DATE: ____

     

    1.     THE COLLEGE INTERVIEW PROCESS

    DECRIBE/DEMONSTRATE THE STEPS OF A COLLEGE INTERVIEW. (YOU MAY CHOOSE TO HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER, FRIEND OR TEACHER REPRESENT THE ADMISSIONS OFFICER OR THE DISABILITIES SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE IF CHOOSING THE VIDEO OPTION). Must have 10-12 slides and a few pictures.

                            INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

    A.     STEPS YOU MUST TAKE TO SET UP THE MEETING

    B.     WHAT LEGAL DOCUMENTS YOU NEED TO PROVIDE

    C.     ACCOMMODATIONS YOU ARE REQUESTING

    D.     DIALOGUE BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE

    E.      HOW TO NOTIFY YOUR PROFESSORS OF YOUR DISABILITY.

     

    2.     ALL ABOUT ME

    SHOWCASE YOURSELF TO AN ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR AT THE COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ACCEPTED TO.  BE SURE TO DEMONSTRATE WHAT MAKES YOU A WORTHWHILE CANDIDATE FOR AN OPENING.

              Describe your background, interests/hobbies, work experience, GPA, strengths, awards/certificates, career/major.  Include originality, humor and warmth during interview.  Consider attire, manners, greetings, ways of expressing thanks for the opportunity to interview.

    3.      FINDING THE RIGHT FIT

    EXPLORE 3 TYPES OF COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES.  YOU WILL NEED TO CHOOSE ONE COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY FOR EACH CATEGORY BELOW TO RESEARCH:

    1.     TOP OF THE LINE

    2.     LESS COMPETITIVE, BUT YOU QUALIFY

    3.     SAFETY SCHOOL-ONE WHERE YOU KNOW YOU WILL BE ACCEPTED.

                         INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

              Early enrollment/Administration options

              Early decision (strong applicant)

              Financial aid, price, class size, male/female ratio

              Major/requirements, leadership roles, location, size,

             Dorm life, services provided, accommodations, student   activities,housing, campus life, college visit.

     

          4.  PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE

    DISCUSS AND RESEARCH THE STEPS YOU NEED TO TAKE IN  HIGH SCHOOL IN ORDER TO PREPARE FOR COLLEGE AS WELL AS THE TRANSITION FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE. 

                         INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

              Courses you must take in High School

    Grades, SAT/ACT’s , teachers, instructional hours, time management,      transcripts, cover letters, applications, resume, letter of recommendation, difference between high school and college, major/career requirements.

    5. CONDUCT AN INTERVIEW

    INTERVIEW A CURRENT COLLEGE STUDENT(s).  YOU MUST PREPARE AND ASK AT LEAST 10 QUESTIONS.

               QUESTIONS SHOULD INCLUDE:

    What made you choose this college/university?

    What was the application process/ interview like?

    Can you describe your transition from high school to college?

    How does being in college compare to being in high school? 

    What type of advice would you give to students trying to make the transition from high school to college? Etc.

    6.  CONDUCT AN IEP MEETING-

        By now you have been involved in all of your High School IEP meetings.  Using your own IEP that is in your Study Skills portfolio, you are to host a “mock” IEP meeting.  Be sure to invite the people on the team-Director of Special Ed., Facilitator, Reg. Ed teachers, Case Manager (YOU), student and parents.  Whoever is on your signature page of your IEP must also appear in your IEP meeting.   You might even want to consider inviting a speech therapist, school psychologist, guidance counselor, advocate for the parents and student, etc.   

      Be sure to pay close attention to your SDI’s, Present Levels, Strengths, weaknesses, goals and Transition page.  Make sure everyone signs the signature page and the parents sign the “Procedural Safeguards” page. 

    (Remember this is a “mock” IEP; be sure to choose the people who will be portraying your team members wisely!)