Students take ACT Prep class for test taking strategies

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Students take ACT Prep class for test taking strategies

ACT Prep courses provide important test taking strategies for students. “I would say the biggest thing is the students learning how to control the test, rather than letting the test control them,” Stenger said.

ACT Prep courses provide important test taking strategies for students. “I would say the biggest thing is the students learning how to control the test, rather than letting the test control them,” Stenger said.

Allison Hillebrand

ACT Prep courses provide important test taking strategies for students. “I would say the biggest thing is the students learning how to control the test, rather than letting the test control them,” Stenger said.

Allison Hillebrand

Allison Hillebrand

ACT Prep courses provide important test taking strategies for students. “I would say the biggest thing is the students learning how to control the test, rather than letting the test control them,” Stenger said.

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As students begin to take the ACT test, many do not know any skills for how to prepare.

After realizing that students would travel to watch a presenter explain test taking tips, counselor Suellyn Stenger decided to reach out and bring the presenter to the students.

The presenter comes approximately a month before each test, and hosts an evening class for students interested.

“She came on [Jan. 21],” Stenger said. “The class would last from 6 p.m. to 9:55 p.m.”

Stenger said the classes take place on inservice days, so that students were rested and prepared for the classes.

“The class really provides students with good test taking strategies,” Stenger said. “Much like an athlete needs practice to get better and increases their chance of receiving a scholarship.”

The class is not meant to teach the student exactly how to take the test, but is used to encourage the student to use the skills taught for practice.

“I would say the biggest thing is the students learning how to control the test, rather than letting the test control them,” Stenger said. “They learn strategies that save them time because one of the biggest challenges is not the content but the pacing of the test.”

Stenger encourages students to prepare and take the ACT as much as they are willing to.

“The very best way to prepare for the ACT is by taking rigorous courses,” Stenger said. “The advances courses are one of the biggest factors of doing well on the test.”

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