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New ACT Prep Workshop Jan. 20 at James A. Garfield High School


Busy college-bound students can prep for the ACT in just one day.

A new workshop this winter in Garrettsville will offer a one-day session packed with review and strategies for time-strapped students to achieve higher ACT scores.
The ACT Prep 1-Day Intensive Workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at James A. Garfield High School, 10233 State Route 88, Garrettsville. The workshop costs $99 and includes lunch and materials.

Area students will master testing strategies, conquer core subjects and build confidence to ace the college entrance exam and stay competitive among peers for college admission and scholarship dollars.

The one-day format will offer tips and problem-solving techniques, practice questions published by ACT and a review of core subjects in a condensed format. The new scoring method of the exam’s writing portion also will be discussed.

Some students have averaged up to five-point increases on practice exams after taking ACT prep classes. The workshop will help students to identify strengths and weaknesses, set goals, measure progress and boost confidence as scores rise, said Laura Icardi, who first taught the course at the University of Akron before expanding throughout Northeast Ohio.
“The main reason to prepare is to make sure the test score reflects your ability,” Icardi said. “Students want to reduce their anxieties and score better for scholarship dollars.”
Experienced teachers will review skills in all subject areas. Students also will practice new strategies and solve problems, from figuring algebraic equations to editing sentences to analyzing scientific experiments.

To register or receive more information, call Laura Icardi of ACT Test Preparation at 330-722-7235, or email licardi@ActTestPrep.info. Parents and students also can check out the website at www.ActTestPrep.info or Facebook. Financial aid also is available for qualifying students.