Free “ACT” practice test offered

Representatives from the Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions will conduct a free practice ACT® test at Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library, on Saturday, January 12, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, in Room 2B of the library, which is located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. A follow-up strategy session will take place on Saturday, January 19, from 10:00 to 11:00 am, in Room 2B.

Students will take the practice test during the first session, and will review their scores and learn strategy tips to increase their future scores at the second session. The test takes just over 4 hours, including administration instructions and breaks. Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes. Students are encouraged to bring #2 pencils; calculators are allowed as long as they are not TI-89s.

Used by U.S. colleges to determine admissions and to award scholarships and grants, the ACT® test assesses high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. The multiple-choice test covers five skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, science, and writing.

The sessions are free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (, click on “Calendar,” select “George Memorial Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-341-2604, or by visiting the library.

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