Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Post-EID Assignments

Dear All,

Eid-Mubarak to you all. Please find the following GRID that gives brief descriptions of tasks assigned individually. I have also indicated [in some cases] - what I am expecting from some of you. This is done in order to maintain an overview of my own engagements regarding my students. Names are listed alphabetically.

Name
Program
Task
Amlan
App Process
Yet to finalize our Common App essay and supplementaries.
Amil
SAT
Working mostly on SAT vocabulary and Reading Items
Avijit
SAT
Working on Why Major. A bit slowed down because of previous record of multiple-distractions.
Daniel
SAT
Have been planning on Why Major. Had LONG talk on Major and what to include in his essays and what to look for while researching on colleges.
Faez
SAT + Application
Will be working on some substantial items from tomorrow.
Farheen
SAT + A Lev Lit
We have talked of School Transcripts and College selections. Keep working on A Lev texts until the exam. In the meantime should keep an eye on Applications. NO ED.
Farizma
Application Process + IB
Just finalized the preliminary work on EE based on LGBT community of Bangladesh. We will be working on Application and Essays this week. I am yet to get a full view of what you are planning for your TOK.
Ishmum
SAT
Working fine. Just that I find the speed a bit less than required. But have noticed good progress.
Khairul
SAT
Working fine. Had an impassionate discussion with – when we met last – on the questions of American Literary Renaissance. Currently working on Moby Dick.
Oni
SAT + Application
We are working on ED. Have instructed to work on Why Major. I have already started hatching on a Com App essay.
Raeesa
SAT
Had been working for a long time on BASIC documents of Common App. Really not going fast.
Rafi
SAT
Wrote a few responses on a short passage. The answers went ALL wrong. Mostly done with 430 words.
Rahul
SAT + Application
Unexpectedly, the Supplementary ED responses were very weak. Currently working on this. I am yet to plan a good ‘theme’ for the application. Will finalize by the end of week.
Raidah
App Process / SAT
Had been sending a few things which are not really important now. Have asked her to defer her working schedule with me.
Rakibul
SAT
Working fine on reading items. But need to prove current situation through a good MOCK score. Lately, been engaged in reading and ANALYSING Shakespeare’s Roman play Antony and Cleopatra.  
Ramisha
SAT
Have been taking a little hiatus. Hope to start working again from 17th October. Had been expecting a few reading reports from her – which didn’t arrive.
Rashif
SAT
Working on Why Major. And a few other things – intend to speed-up the whole work this post-EID week.
Ratul
App Process + SAT
Working on 2nd draft of Why Major. Have been working unsuccessfully on Com App essay. Working style is distracted. Have been made to read through Chandrashekher.  
Sabbir
SAT + A Lev Lit
Have been sending good quality reading item Reports. But I have requested to meet me for the review of Application Status.
Sarah
SAT
Have been working MUCH better on the words and reading items. Only a stronger footing on Math needed. Working on Math more intensively. On the 15th we worked entirely on University online forms. Expecting updates.
Shorna
App Process / SAT
Have finished some primary drafts. Currently engaged in writing a long-paper on an Indian novel. We have almost finalized the central theme of the Com App essay.
Sowmma
SAT
Waiting for his return from Nepal. Will work more vigorously on Vocabulary and Critical Reading after return.  
Sumatra
SAT
Had been assigned with independent reading of several reading items. A bit frustrated with my working style. But I plan to put things on a more stable footing once she returns on the 17th with much renewed gusto.
Tasin
SAT
Surprisingly, produced an essay, which I sent back for a second draft. We are working on a few other BASIC things related to Application.
Wrikhesh
SAT
Going fine. Gave me a moving argument of the need for going for wide-spectrum work on Reading Items.
Komol
GRE + Grad Application
Shall meet tomorrow for the next task.
Sanjida
GRE
Shall work on Vocabulary and a MOCK this week. Yet to confirm that she has a working Laptop.
Suraiya
GRE
Doing fine. Need to work on reading items a lot.
Tamanna
A Level Literature
Have finished all the required texts of AS Literature. Had a good discussion on A Passage to India. Asked her to sit through the entire Who’s Afraid of V Woolf in ONE go. Gave a few questions to work on. Farheen is collaborating with her.
Samirah
O Lev Literature
Just finished Dr. Faustus. Read through a large number of poems from different period. Has difficulty in expressing her own opinion on a text. Should be done with Pride and Prejudice by the time we meet next.


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