Test Preparation Tools at the Library

Fall means crisp leaves, apple pies… and standardized testing for high schoolers thinking about college or careers, plus college graduates, or soon-to-be graduates, thinking about graduate school.

Thanks to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Falmouth Public Library now provides access to Peterson’s Test Prep, an online resource that allows you to take practice tests. Yes, it has the PSAT, ACT, SAT, and ASSET tests, as well as the MCAT, LSAT, and GRE. For those new to the United States, it offers practice content for the TOEFL and US Citizenship exam. For those considering careers instead of college, there are practice tests for licensing exams in fields from nursing to law enforcement to cosmetology.

In addition to the alphabet soup of practice tests, Peterson’s Test Prep also offers tools for students looking to explore higher education or careers. There are checklists and advice for students (and their parents) who are contemplating college, scholarship searches, and advice about financial aid applications. For job seekers there’s a whole section on career exploration, including a trade school search and resume advice.

This online resource asks you to create a username and password, because it saves your college scholarship searches and progress on your test practice. But access is free when you follow the link from the Falmouth Public Library’s online resources (look under Education!). Need help learning how to use this resource? Ask at the Reference Desk or call and make an appointment with one of our staff who can get you started.

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