Friday, February 29, 2008

County students participate in SAT/ACT Podcast

More than 10 Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students were recently invited to participate in a SAT/ACT Podcast multimedia project to help students and parents better prepare for the college-entrance exams.

Students from five county high schools were chosen by teachers and/or guidance counselors to participate in a focus group for the project and were required to have taken either the SAT or ACT exams, or both. The students were then filmed discussing advice and strategies about how to successfully prepare for the exams.

The Podcast covers topics such as which test is appropriate for students to take, the format of each exam, how to best prepare a study plan, where students can go or ask for additional help and what to expect after the exam. Student input and advice comes directly from those who have taken the test and are based on personal test-taking experiences. Their comments are meant only as helpful hints for other students.

The Podcast was recently added to iTunes, a popular audio/video application, and is available for free to download on the school system website at

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