Thursday, January 10, 2008

Syllabus Winter 2008

Syllabus for GED Fast Track January 15 to March 20, 2008

Benefits of GED Fast Track:
Higher level of instruction, individualized when necessary
Option to participate in blogging to improve writing skills & employability
Access to videos, computer lab
Membership in online classroom accessible 24-7
Instruction and test taking tips using Official Practice Test
Free Official GED Test with perfect attendance and high Practice Test scores
Assistance pursuing community college enrollment after passing GED

Students will identify a date to take the Official GED Test within 90 days
Learners will purchase Casio calculator ($10) & GED textbook ($18).
Students will bring paper, pencil, pen, calculator & textbook to class each night.
Fast Track students will complete Practice Test before taking Official GED Test.
Students must take a Practice Test within the nine-week period

Tuesday, January 15:
6:30-8:30 Orientation to class & GED Test
Thursday, January 17: 6:30-7:30 GED Essay high score writing examples
7:40-8:30 Contemporary’s Algebra tips

Tuesday, January 22:
6:30-7:30 MLK discussion, GED Essay holistic scoring chart
7:40-8:30 Practice Test Math (PA) scan
Thursday, January 24: 6:30-7:30 Blog posting orientation
7:40-8:30 Math answer sheets: coordinate grids, etc.

Tuesday, January 29: 6:30-7:30 Evaluate Adam’s essay online or on paper
7:40-8:30 Area using pizza advertisements
Thursday, January 31: 6:30-7:30 Create essay prompt together
7:40-8:30 livelihood workplace math

Tuesday February 5: 6:30-7:30 Essay diagrams & writing workshop
7:40-8:30 Area and volume of classroom
Thursday, February 7: 6:30-7:30 Essays due
7:40-8:30 working world percentages

Tuesday, February 12: 6:30-7:30 Essay revision and resubmission
7:40-8:30 Percentages: car loan calculator
Thursday, February 14: 6:30-7:30 GED Connection sign-up
7:40-8:30 Math comparisons with cell phone contracts

Tuesday, February 19: 6:30-7:30 Create essay prompt together
7:40-8:30 Decimals with car tire sizing
Thursday, February 21: 6:30-7:30 Essay diagrams & writing workshop
7:40-8:30 Algebra

Tuesday, February 26: 6:30-7:30 Essays due
8-8:30 Algebra
Thursday, February 28: 6:30-7:30 Essay revision and resubmission
8-8:30 Algebra

Tuesday, March 4: 6:30-7:30 Test taking tips/reading directions
7:40-8:30 Working world Geometry
Thursday, March 6: 6:30-7:30 Science Practice Test: graphs & charts
7:40-8:30 Geometry

Tuesday, March 11: 6:30-7:50 JSRCC/GED graduate guest speaker
8-8:30 Geometry
Thursday, March 13: 6:30-7:30 Write review of speaker’s presentation
8-8:30 Teacher evaluations, sign up for Practice Test

Tuesday, March 18: 6:30-7:30 Social Studies Practice Test: maps, images
7:40-8:30 Beyond GED job market discussion
Thursday, March 20: 6:30-830 reserved for review


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