BTS is committed to recruiting students who may present with factors which could prove challenging for his/her transition to and completion of college. Risk factors considered include: First generation college student, Qualify for free or reduced lunch, English as a second language, Single parent home, Foster child, Unemployment of parent/guardian, Known disability, Undocumented Florida residency status (non-FL resident), etc. Other factors that are considered include participation in pre-collegiate programs such as AVID, Elevate, and McKnight Achievers; community service and extra-curricular activities; as well as personal characteristics such as perseverance, communication skills, self-motivation and commitment to educational success.
Longer essays may also contain an introductory page that defines words and phrases of the essay's topic. Most academic institutions require that all substantial facts, quotations, and other porting material in an essay be referenced in a bibliography or works cited page at the end of the text. This scholarly convention helps others (whether teachers or fellow scholars) to understand the basis of facts and quotations the author uses to support the essay's argument and helps readers evaluate to what extent the argument is supported by evidence, and to evaluate the quality of that evidence. The academic essay tests the student's ability to present their thoughts in an organized way and is designed to test their intellectual capabilities.
Objective tests measure your ability to remember many facts and figures as well as your understanding of the course materials. These tests are often designed to make you think independently - do not count on recognizing the right answer ; instead prepare yourself for high level critical reasoning and making fine discriminations to determine the best answer.
The most common objective test questions are multiple-choice, true-false, and matching items. Doing well on these questions requires that you not only master the information but also interpret the test-maker's intentions. You know you have mastered the information if you can: