Online ACT Test Prep Resources

Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2020 by Brandy

ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Registered students should have received an email informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date. You’ll find answers to a list of frequently asked questions on their website.

In the meantime, the library has several online resources to help you further hone your English, math, reading and science skills. Take free online practice exams through LearningExpress Library, or check out our eBook study guides: Continue reading “Online ACT Test Prep Resources”

College Planning Strategies

Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by Brandy

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Next month, the Columbia Public Library will host a free workshop, “College Planning Strategies.” Join us on Wednesday, February 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. as you learn how to work toward your goals while in high school. Kristie Beck of Savvy Strategies will share tips on finding the right colleges, completing the application process and maximizing your chances of getting accepted.

This program is for families with children in grades 7-11. Both parents and students are welcome. Sign-up begins Tuesday, January 28. Register online or call (573) 443-3161.

As you make your journey toward college, don’t forget that the library has a wealth of resources to help you:

Strategies for the ACT

Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by Brandy

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Later next month, the Columbia Public Library will host a free workshop, “Strategies for the ACT.” Join us on Wednesday, October 16 from 6-7:30 p.m.  to learn about the structure of this college entrance exam, the most common traps and the best ways to beat the time crunch. Kristie Beck of Savvy Strategies will discuss each of the four sub-tests on the ACT and provide strategies for maximizing your scores.

This program is for families with children in grades 9-12. Both parents and students are welcome. Registration begins Tuesday, September 24. To sign-up, call (573) 443-3161.

As you make your journey toward college, don’t forget that the library has a wealth of resources to help you:

ACT Test Prep Resources

Posted on Friday, September 7, 2018 by Brandy

Do you need help preparing for the ACT test?  We have compiled a list of resources to help you navigate this important college entrance exam.

What is the ACT?

The ACT exam is a standardized test required for admission at many colleges and universities. The exam covers four skills areas: English, mathematics, reading and science.

How much does it cost?

It costs $52 take the ACT exam; this cost increases to $68 if you are required to take the writing test as well. A fee waiver is available for low-income students; however, ACT requires that you meet with your guidance counselor to see if you qualify.

Where can I take the ACT exam?

The ACT test is offered at dozens of locations throughout Boone and Callaway counties, including most public high schools. Search online to find a testing location near you. Continue reading “ACT Test Prep Resources”