Potomac State College to Offer ACT Prep Course This Spring
As high school students set their sights on their futures, college preparation is going to rise to the top of their “To Do” lists. One college readiness tool is the ACT, originally an abbreviation for American College Testing, a standardized test that measures high school achievement and college admissions.
This spring, Potomac State College of West Virginia University will again offer an ACT Prep Course on Monday evenings March 7, 14, 28 and April 4,11 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., in Academy Hall, Room 204. Deborah Seldomridge, a retired math high school teacher and Doug Clark, a current English high school teacher, will serve as course instructors. The cost will be $99.
In the past, this course filled up quickly with a waiting list.
The benefits of working to improve ACT scores are that it helps West Virginia students qualify for the PROMISE scholarship, it helps to increase students’ scholarship offers from colleges and it helps students avoid taking remedial classes in college.
While long-term learning in school is certainly the best form of test preparation for the ACT, this short-term preparation course will allow students to:
- Refresh their previous learning,
- Acquaint themselves with the test structure,
- Engage in a variety of practice activities,
- Examine strategies that can increase their confidence in test-taking.
English, reading and mathematics will be the emphasis of this course. Seniors will be given priority if class size limits are reached.
This ACT Prep Course is being offered in time to give students the opportunity to take the ACT June 11 to qualify for the PROMISE scholarship.