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Pre-Algebra
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Question:

FInd the slope of the line that passes through the points (1,4) and (-7, 9).

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Answer:

The slope of the line (notated as m), is the rise divided by the run. Rise can be defined as change in y, or the vertical difference. To help you remember, you can think that when you RISE up from your seat, you are changing your VERTICAL position. Run is the change in x, or the horizontal difference. When you RUN, you are most likely running HORIZONTALLY across (unless you are Spider Man and you are capable of running up the sides of buildings...but that's a different story). To find rise over run, we generally use the difference in the y coordinates (y2-y1) and divide that by the difference in the x coordinates (x2-x1). Our equation therefore reads: m=(y2-y1)/(x2-x1) For our points, y2=9, y1=4, x2=-7, and x1=1. Plugging this into the equation, we get: m=(9-4)/(-7-1) Simplify: m=(5/-8) m=-5/8

College Admissions
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Question:

How do you answer the essay question, "Why this college?"

Brittany C.
Answer:

The purpose of this question is mainly to see that you've done your research about the college. Go to the college's website and look for opportunities for you to explore your interests (both academic and extracurricular!) at this school. Aim to include at least 5 specific examples. For example, if you're really into music, you can look up specific courses in the department, check for clubs and organizations you can join, and research specific study abroad programs in the field, just to name a few examples. Let's say that the college I'm applying to is Pomona College. If I'm really into singing and am interested in majoring in Neuroscience, I'd look up specific extracurricular programs and neuroscience-related programs on the website. SINGING: -Acapella groups (Women's Blue and White, After School Specials, Claremont Shades) -Choir (Pomona College Choir) -Private voice lessons -Courses (Music Theory) NEUROSCIENCE: -Pomona College Internship Program (Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center) -Clubs/Organizations (5C Mental Health Alliance) In my essay response, I'll include the most relevant examples and share brief context about my passions. What colleges DON'T care to see in this question are the generic responses that the school is prestigious, that the academics are really good, that the school is highly rated, etc. You want to try to be as specific as possible and not just give the answer than any random person would be able to give. TIP: Try to be concise in your wording! Don't get too caught up in providing the background info. Ex: ORIGINAL: Since I've volunteered at a elementary school in a disadvantaged neighborhood, I've learned how to communicate with people from different backgrounds and mobilize teens in my community to teach younger students. This experience draws me to the Draper Center, where I can volunteer as a tutor with Learning IN Collaboration. EDITED: I can pursue my passion for increasing youth literacy in disadvantaged communities as a Learning IN Collaboration program tutor at the Draper Center.

English as a Second Language
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Question:

What are your hobbies?/What do you like to do in your free time?

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Answer:

這些問題在問什麽? 先看看這些詞: ”Hobby"的意思是 “愛好” “Free time"的意思是"休閑時間" 這些問題問的是 "What," 所以你的回答應該是一個東西或活動。 一些比例: “I like to watch TV, draw, and dance." = ”我喜歡看電視,畫畫,和跳舞。” "In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer, reading, and playing piano." = "我喜歡利用我的休閑時間來踢足球,讀書,和彈鋼琴。” (What is this question asking? Let's look at the key phrases: The word "hobby" means an activity you enjoy, an interest. The phrase "free time" refers to your leisure time. This question uses the question word, "what," so your response should contain a thing or activity. A few examples: "I like to watch TV, draw, and dance." "In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer, reading, and playing piano.")

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