ACT Prep at your Fingertips
September 11, 2012
In this world of assessment testing, it can sometimes be difficult to get high schoolers excited about taking the ACT or the SAT.
Last year, my high school junior took the ACT with a level of preparedness usually reserved for a drive thru visit to Taco Bell. No matter how much my husband and I tried to emphasize the need for him to crack open one of the many ACT preparation resources available to him, our son just shrugged and replied, "I got it covered, guys."
What a difference a year can make. Now a senior, he sees the approach of college as through a side view mirror. That's to say, closer than it actually appeared just a few months ago. Taking the ACT seriously just got real.
Luckily, he and every high schooler with a MCPL card has access to some of the best online ACT prep resources around.
- LearningExpress Library - LearningExpress offers online ACT/SAT preparation courses, as well as practice tests. Students can open a LearningeExpress account and then go through the courses and materials at their own pace.
- Live Homework Help from Tutor.com - Offers students test prep resources 24/7, as well as live help from a knowledgeable real live person from noon to midnight seven days a week.
- Testing and Education Reference Center - Along with online practice tests, the center offers an online ACT preparation course, as well as online test prep eBooks.
- ed2go - Offers free multi-week online SAT/ACT test preparation courses that target specific question types, as well as pointers on time management and reducing test anxiety.
With resources like these, I think this time he really just might "have it covered, guys."