Income-eligible students may be able to waive or reduce college application fees and related ACT/SAT fees
Most colleges/universities award a "bachelor's degree" when the student completes his/her required coursework and graduates
A measure of how a student's GPA compares to other students in the same graduating class
The terms "college" and "university" can both represent four-year post secondary schools. The main difference between the two is that universities usually include four-year undergraduate degrees and graduates degrees, where as most colleges don't have graduate programs
Many colleges/universities use the "Common Applications" system, a basic college application that can be used for multiple schools
The grade point average (GPA) of core classes ( Not electives)
Is a more detailed financial aid application than the FAFSA and is required by some, but not all, colleges/universities
Some colleges/universities offer "early action" deadlines (usually in November), by which students submit their full application before the regular deadline (usually in December or January) and receive their acceptance status earlier than the regular deadline. If accepted, the student does not have to commit to attending the school
Early decision is similar to early action, but if the student is accepted to the college/university, it is a binding agreement and the student must attend that school. Early decision applications are only prudent if it is definitely a "first choice" school
Most colleges/universities require essays as part of the application. Essay prompts are the question or statement to be addressed within the essay content
The form to be completed to determine a student's eligibility for federal financial aid, which is based primarily on the student's family's annual income and assets
Some colleges/universities require students to submit their final transcripts and discipline records at the end of their senior year in high school. A significant slip in grades, attendance, or discipline records could jeopardize college acceptance status
A college applicant whose parent(s)/ legal guardian(s) didn't complete a college bachelor's degree. i an older sibling completed a bachelor's degree, the applicant would still be a first-generation college student
Universities that offer advanced degrees award graduate degrees upon completion. Students must finish their undergraduate coursework before beginning a graduate degree program
Can include students of all races but primarily serves African American students. Many HBCUs were formed after the American Civil War to offer graduate and undergraduate degrees for Black Americans
Crossword puzzles have been published in newspapers and other publications since 1873. They consist of a grid of squares where the player aims to write words both horizontally and vertically.
Next to the crossword will be a series of questions or clues, which relate to the various rows or lines of boxes in the crossword. The player reads the question or clue, and tries to find a word that answers the question in the same amount of letters as there are boxes in the related crossword row or line.
Some of the words will share letters, so will need to match up with each other. The words can vary in length and complexity, as can the clues.
The fantastic thing about crosswords is, they are completely flexible for whatever age or reading level you need. You can use many words to create a complex crossword for adults, or just a couple of words for younger children.
Crosswords can use any word you like, big or small, so there are literally countless combinations that you can create for templates. It is easy to customise the template to the age or learning level of your students.
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Once you’ve picked a theme, choose clues that match your students current difficulty level. For younger children, this may be as simple as a question of “What color is the sky?” with an answer of “blue”.
Crosswords are a great exercise for students' problem solving and cognitive abilities. Not only do they need to solve a clue and think of the correct answer, but they also have to consider all of the other words in the crossword to make sure the words fit together.
If this is your first time using a crossword with your students, you could create a crossword FAQ template for them to give them the basic instructions.
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Crosswords are a fantastic resource for students learning a foreign language as they test their reading, comprehension and writing all at the same time. When learning a new language, this type of test using multiple different skills is great to solidify students' learning.
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