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  1. suggest headphones - IMHOTV is more distracting than a computer unless they are streaming shows which effectively makes it a TV
  2. https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/08/10/cuny-initiative-sees-early-success-remedial-education Of course ultimately we should fix K-12 education but I agree with a commenter couldn't this be done cheaper through a HS post-graduate charter school (my invented name just now)? My mother taught math many years at an expensive prep school which is known more for it's sports than it's academics. It has a long standing post-graduate (PG) program where the wealthy or low income (scholarship) talented students play their sport in a very competitive prep school environment and take remedial classes to try to qualify for D1 college programs. So this idea is very old. The regular middle class students are pretty much shut out. The CUNY colleges could even provide classroom space and teachers (such as our hard-working adjuncts) to provide similar services skipping the sports aspect completely. I would just like to see this needed remedial effort moved out of colleges to somewhere more appropriate.
  3. "Fiske Guide to Colleges" has something like that but only for a few hundred colleges - try to borrow it
  4. DS moves into the dorm this coming Thursday - I have most of his "supplies". Got a few text books but waiting for his class to start because many optional books listed. His Math/Calc text is digital but I think a used hard copy is available. I asked DS to email the instructor but he is wary about doing that.
  5. Not a must. There are many virtual tours online these days. For example: https://www.campustours.com/ https://www.youvisit.com/collegesearch http://www.ecampustours.com/
  6. Which AP are you looking for C or the 1&2 series? By the way, if you take AP Physics 1 and/or 2 college STEM majors do not get credit for this class. My DS took AP Physics 1 and 2 as an "honors" type algebra based Physics but he did not take either AP exam. He starts his Honors Calculus based Physics 1 Mechanics class on Aug 20th.
  7. please also look at: there are some reviews there - I wish folks would add more!
  8. Hopefully the sales are still on - I think Target had it on sale - look for $90 or less sale price update not looking good for online purchase $119.99 at Walmart.com (sold by Office Depot) - Amazon was higher the B&M Walmart or Target stores may have them at the back to school price depending on where you live our high school students are ALL back to school here but back-to-school seasonal area still there in store - picked up some notebooks for DS' college classes Staples https://www.staples.com/ti+84+plus+ce+graphing+calculator/directory_ti+84+plus+ce+graphing+calculator $124.99 for all colors - Walmart charged more for colors Staples emails me discount coupons all the time so maybe sign up for their program they closed the B&M stores here so I don't shop there much anymore I just looked - coupon excludes graphing & scientific calculators - what a scam they do have a good price on TI-Nspire CX Graphing Calculator for $119.99 (much different interface so not recommended in this case) Item #: 321965 | Model #: TINspireCX https://www.staples.com/Graphing-Calculators/cat_CL90003 ebay for used etc - they are pretty durable https://www.ebay.com/b/Calculators/9972/bn_1643100
  9. many colleges use placement tests for foreign language - this student would be rusty if they did not review at some point while actually in high school they may want to take the CLEP test for a particular foreign language - easiest way I know how to get credit - I would check with the colleges on how old a foreign language CLEP exam could be https://clep.collegeboard.org/world-languages/spanish-language
  10. Love it - this kid ain't no dummy! ? But my DS had more female friends at his B&M Charter Science HS than guy friends. The school was about 50/50. Observation: More of the female students went Pre-med versus the males in the last couple of years (while my son was attending).
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