Find College Bound Resources at Your Fingertips in MeL Teens/CollegeBound

High School students who are headed to college and their parents/supporters can find especially selected tools and websites that will assist them with deciding about and preparing for college in the College Bound section of the Michigan eLibrary’s, MeL Teens, http://teens.mel.org/MeLCollegeBound. Covering the areas of deciding where to go, how to finance a college education, to preparing for the various college entrance exams, the resources in MeL Teens/College Bound will help students be better prepared to make decisions and then assist them with being successful in the process. 

Besides direct links to the Khan Academy prep for Michigan’s SAT, students can find additional practice and preparation in MeL’s LearningExpress Library.  This resource is available at no cost to all Michigan residents and contains actual complete practice tests, courses and eBooks on not only the SAT, but the PSAT, ACT, AP and CLEP and more.  Just click on the “College Preparation Center” link and you will find an amazing array of in depth resources to help prepare for college success including an eBook on how to write the college admissions essay.  All you need to do to get started is to create a free account in LearningExpress Library which enables you to store the tests, courses and eBooks you’re using.  The SAT preparation and practice is an excellent complement to what is provided in Khan Academy.

By way of an update, the following information will detail what new resources have been added to the College Preparation Center as of August 2016:

SAT® and ACT® Test Prep
Twenty-five (25) new resources were added for 2016 SAT® test preparation, including complete, full-length practice tests in a test-simulation mode that helps students become confident with the format, timing, and content of the official exam. Complete practice tests and two (2) writing practice tests were also added for the ACT® test.

CLEP® Test Practice
Two (2) practice tests for the CLEP® College Mathematics exam have been updated to match the latest CLEP® test specifications.

If you have any questions on how to use LearningExpress Library or any of the resources found in the Michigan eLibrary (MeL), please contact your local public library or your school’s media center.

 

Author: Deb Renee Biggs, Library Consultant & Michigan eLibrary Coordinator, Library of Michigan/Michigan Department of Education

Posted: Oct. 26, 2016

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