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ACT test preparation course offered at Ohio University Eastern Campus

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (Feb. 16, 2007) -- A three-day course that helps area high school students prepare for the ACT test will be offered at Ohio University's Eastern Campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays March 17, 24, and 31. 

The registration deadline is March 9. This program, which is a product of Cambridge Educational Service, costs $125.  This fee covers the instruction fee, book and materials, and a pizza lunch each Saturday. 

Several items are taught in this course to help prepare students to take the ACT exam with the intention of improving their test scores.  The course covers the five main subject areas of the test:  reading comprehension, mathematics, English, science reasoning, and writing. Several skills are also taught, including:  test-taking techniques, logical reasoning, reading comprehension, preparation in the test's verbal, science and math sections, and the when and how of guessing, as well as time management skills.  Students also take practice ACT tests as part of their preparation. 

Many colleges require students to take the ACT.  According to Jennifer Kellner, recruitment coordinator at Ohio University Eastern Campus, "Students will find that a high ACT score is one of the most important factors colleges and universities consider when examining students' qualifications for scholarship and admissions purposes.  A high ACT score makes you a more desirable candidate and one of the ways to achieve that score is to be fully prepared for the test."

For more information or to register for this course, please contact Kellner at Ohio University Eastern Campus at 740-699-2347.  Please note that students who wish to take the April 14 ACT test must register for it separately through the ACT. 

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Media Contact: Director of Marketing & Public Relations Crystal Lorimor, 740-699-2356 or lorimor@ohio.edu

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