Get Ready for College, Study for the SAT at Sumner and Bonney Lake Libraries

This October, both Sumner and Bonney Lake branches of the Pierce County Library will be offering free workshops to help high school students prepare for college.

Getting ready for college can be overwhelming - and expensive.

Locally, the Pierce County Library wants to help.

Both the Bonney Lake and Sumner library branches will host free college prep courses, led by tutors from Kaplan Pre-College Test Prep. They will walk students and their parents through test strategies, practice tests and college essay construction.

Workshops will include a "10 Question Challenge," where students will try 10 tough SAT or ACT questions and learn 10 winning strategies to help them succeed on test day. When it comes to the nerve-wracking college application essay, parents and students will learn from tutors what college admission officers are looking for.

What about the SAT? A free, full-proctored SAT practice test will be administered at the Sumner Library- it helps students learn the ropes before the actual test. Tutors will also coach students through SAT strategies, with tips and techniques to get a higher score.

Here's the schedule:


  • Saturday, Oct. 13, 1 – 2:30 p.m. College Application Essay
  • Saturday, Nov. 10, 1 – 2:30 p.m. 10 Question Challenge


  • Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. SAT Practice Test
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. SAT Strategies 101


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