Thursday, December 18, 2014

Successful Habits of High School Students!

An informational session for students about how to create successful habits as a high school student will be presented at 8 a.m. on Thurs. January 22 in the College/Career Center!! All grades are encouraged to attend!

Learn about Scholarships!

An informational session about scholarships will be presented at 8:00 a.m. on Thurs. Jan. 15th in the College/Career Center for students! Come learn more about how to find and apply for scholarships!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Greater Cedar Rapids Foundation Scholarship applications are available.

The Greater Cedar Rapids Foundation has scholarships exclusively for Linn Mar students!  The applications are due on February 27, 2015 in the 11-12 Office and the applications are on the Linn Mar Scholarship spreadsheet.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Take care of 3rd quarter course changes now!

Stop in and meet with your counselor this week to make any needed changes to your schedule for next quarter!!

Final exams week!

Many students struggle with test anxiety during finals, below are some tips you might find useful:

*Being well prepared for the test is the best way to reduce test taking anxiety.
*Space out your studying over a few days or weeks and continually review class material. Don't try to *learn everything the night before.
*Try to maintain a positive attitude while preparing for the test and during the test.
*Exercising for a few days before the test will help reduce stress.
*Get a good night's sleep before the test.
*Show up to class early so you won't have to worry about being late.
*Chew gum (if allowed) during the test to help relieve test anxiety.
*Stay relaxed, if you begin to get nervous take a few deep breaths slowly to relax yourself and then get back to work.
*Read the directions slowly and carefully.
*If you don't understand the directions on the test, ask the teacher to explain it to you.
*Skim through the test so that you have a good idea how to pace yourself.
*Do the simple questions first to help build up your confidence for the harder questions.
*Don't worry about how fast other people finish their test; just concentrate on your own test.
*If you don't know an answer to a question skip it for the time being (come back to it later if you have time), and remember that you don't have to always get every question right to do well on the test.
*Focus on the question at hand. Don't let your mind wander on other things.

Friday, December 5, 2014

UNI announces new scholarship information!

Beginning the 2015-16 academic year, the award will be a four-year award instead of two-year.
  • For students with an RAI score of 330 or higher, the award is now worth $8,000. $2,000 will be distributed each academic year (previously, this was a $2,000 award for two years).
  • For students with an RAI score of 295-329, or those with an ACT score of 28 or higher but with an RAI score lower than 295, the award is now worth $6,000. $1,500 will be distributed each academic year (previously, this was a $1,000 award for two years).
  • This award is not retroactive to recipients who are current UNI students.
And as a reminder, UNI's general scholarship deadline is Thursday, January 15. If you know a student who is interested in business, UNI's College of Business Administration has extended their scholarship deadline from December 15 to January 1.
This is outstanding news for future UNI students!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Upcoming programming in the College/Career Center in January!

*All About Scholarships
*8 Habits High School Students Should Master
*FAFSA help sessions