What test prep resources does the library offer?
Special to the Whig
Dear Librarian: After seeing my son’s PSAT scores, I realize he needs to do some studying before taking the SAT in the fall. Does the library have study guides we can check out?
Dear Reader: Not only does the librar y offer study guides in the traditional paper form, but if you have a library card already, fire up the laptop or tablet right now and access our free online practice tests. With a choice of two different products, your son is welcome to try both to see which fits his learning style best. Once you have created a login, choose to take part of the practice test or power through from math to reading. Full text study guides are also available as part of these products if things just aren’t going well.
With months to go before the fall SAT, sign up for a free sixweek Gale Course SAT/ACT Prep Course. This two- part, instructor- led online course provides lessons, interaction and content quizzes and would be perfect to keep skills fresh over summer break. Maybe while he is there, point out all the career introduction courses on offer, if he is still undecided about a direction after high school.
Then, once he aces the SAT, come back and explore the college and scholarship information the library offers to take your next step. With so many free options, we hope all students can find the help they need to take their first steps toward achieving college and a successful career.
A list of library resources can be found online: http:// www. cecil. ebranch. info/ adults/ test- prep-- scholarships/.
Late registration for the May 7 test closes April 26. For the June 4 test, regular registration ends May 5 and late registration closes May 25. Fall test dates have not yet been announced.
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