Sunday, March 7, 2010

Save Money: College Prep Help at no Cost!

Money Saving Tips From Your Library

With all that is happening in the economy today, many people are looking for genuine ways to save money. Sometimes it is hard to let go of many of the things we have grown accustomed to having, but budget constraints have left all of us looking for ways to cut back. In the next few weeks, I am going to offer some helpful tips that will allow you to save tremendously and not cut back on the things you enjoy.

Tip #6
ACT/SAT Study Guides

Money is tight, but you still need to get a great score on that test to submit with your college application. What can you do? Simply check out a study guide from the library. There are several versions to choose from. To find these books, follow the steps below.

To find studyguides, follow these simple steps;

1. Go to our homepage, lvccld.org
2. Click on "Library Catalog"
3. In the search box, enter "ACT or SAT"
4. Select the "Subject" or “Title” circle and then click "Go"
5. This will give you a list of ACT/SAT books. Just click on any of the titles for more information.

You can also use our electronic database for practice exams. To do this, follow the steps below. As long as you are a resident of the City of Las Vegas taxing district with a valid library card number and PIN, you can access this electronic resource from home. If you do not meet this criteria, you can access this electronic resource from within any of our libraries.

1. Click on Databases A-Z, from our homepage, lvccld.org.
2. Next, scroll down, and click on Learning Express Library. The computer will ask for your library card number and PIN.

Note: The first time you use Learning Express, you'll need to create a User Name and Password. This is like your student ID number. That's so you can log in and continue a test you've started, or see your old test scores. It's free, and only takes a moment.

3. Next, click on “College preparation.”
4. Then click on the test you need from the list.

How will using these test guides or taking the practice test at home save you money?

1. No fee for the test prep class. These fees can range fro $50-$100 per session
2. No driving to the test prep location. So this will save gas money.

Ok, do you find this tip helpful? If so, just let us know. We are looking for ways to save you money, without losing out on the things you have come to enjoy. Make sure you check back next week for the seventh tip.

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