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”