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Take a Class with Us at Lakeland Community College!

Throughout the year, North Coast Education Services offers classes at Lakeland Community College.  Topics range from basic reading and math skills to advanced courses and test preparation.  The class offerings change seasonally throughout the year.   We are proud to announce our Fall 2015 class schedule: SAT Test-Taking Strategies and Tactics     $275 for 9 sessions 8/27/2015 – 10/22/2015 …

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Coming This School Year…the New SAT!

For years, high school students have spent countless hours preparing for the SAT and the ACT tests.  These tests are required by colleges and universities as part of determining whether a student will be admitted to their school.  Some schools require one or the other, while a few require both.  These cumulative tests asses a student’s knowledge in many subjects, but …

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My daughter is preparing for the ACT and just does not understand the material.  I have looked into tutors and tutoring companies, but they want me to select my own tutor.  How do I know the person I select will know the exam?  I don’t want just any tutor.  I want someone who is highly qualified – someone who knows …

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Test Taking Anxiety – Part Three: Pre-Test Taking Techniques

Welcome to part three of our series on test taking anxiety.  The first two parts were addressed to the parents and educators.  These last two sections are addressed directly to the student.  In this post, we will discuss effective study habits and techniques to help before the test.  Remember to subscribe to the blog — the last post will be …

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Test Taking Anxiety — Part One: Identify & Plan

This week, I will be presenting a four-part series on test taking anxiety.  Be sure to check back each day for the next installment.  Or, if you’d rather, subscribe to our blog on the sidebar and have the next post delivered right to your inbox.  Happy reading! Preparing for testing season is enough to make anybody nervous.  Whether you are …

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ODE Report Recommends Less Testing

Yesterday, the Ohio Department of Education released a report recommending that we decrease the amount of testing in schools.  According to the article, students spend an average of 20 hours a year preparing for testing.  As expected, third graders and tenth graders spend the most time on tests due to the PARCC Assessment, SAT, and ACT, averaging closer to 28 …

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