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:
BONNEY LAKE LIBRARY
- 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