In the last article, we discussed the history of the ACT and SAT standardized tests and discussed North Dakota’s involvement with these assessments. One of the most confusing aspects of these assessments is figuring out how they are scored and, for parents with students who have high GPAs, understanding why their child may have a mid- to low-range ACT score. Our objective today is to understand how the scoring works and to shed some light on why student’s score as they do The SAT total possible points range from 400 to 1600. The SAT chunks all of the data into three categories: Math, Reading, and Writing and Language. For each section, a student is assigned a score based upon the number of questions they correctly answered. For example, if a student were to…
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As hard as you try, you can’t please everyone. From mistakes your company makes to shoppers who are just downright unpleasant or rude, finding a way to handle angry customers is a reality you must face as a retailer But it doesn’t need to be complicated — and in fact, you can view dealing with angry customers as an opportunity to put these great customer service tips into practice to make a lasting impact on your business and your customers. Each time a customer offers their feedback, good or bad, is an opportunity. This is a chance to not only resolve a problem, but to transform someone’s mindset about your brand from negative to positive through your way of handling their concerns. The next time you come across a shopper who’s less than…
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GREENVILLE — Previously one of the jewels of this city, time has not been kind to the former Greenville Country Club. The 56-acre site was once home to a nine-hole course, complete with rolling greens across a hilly landscape and a tremendous view of Baldwin Lake from high above at the now demolished clubhouse, which closed …
How I found the newspaper
“Tina, what do you want to be when you grow up?” asked my third-grade teacher. I remember the scenario clearly. It was early in the school year and my teacher asked me and my 8-year-old classmates what we wished to be in the future. There was a chorus of “doctor,” “veterinarian,” “police officer” and one student shouted “millionaire!” When it was my turn, I puffed up my chest and proudly stated, “I want to be a writer.” Fast forward nine years later and my goal has roughly stayed the same. In fact, here I am today, working for the newspaper. It’s temporary and I’m just an intern more or less, but I consider it to be one of my greatest achievements. But how did I get here? It’s kind of a long story…
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