Posted: Feb 6, 2011 11:06 AM by Chris Welty
Updated: Feb 6, 2011 11:07 AM
More than 60 students from across Acadiana hit the books Saturday all to get tips on how to raise their A.C.T. scores. KATC'S Chris Welty was in Crowley for the practice test.
Reading, math, and problem solving...a Saturday morning review compliments of the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office.
"I think the students are catching onto the free part and are taking advantage of it."
More than 60 students took part getting tips on how to master the standarized test required for college. "they are teaching us to not overlook any little thing and to read over it and to take my time and to do as good as I can."
Typically on a Saturday, you wouldn't find students in a classroom, but these students say they are willing to give up some time to raise their act scores.
"For me it's worth it to give up some time just so I can improve and get higher scores I need to give up some things."
Student Robert Istre knows about sacrifices, he's attended the prep course four times. "I'm striving to do better and wanting to do better every time."
"Even though you don't feel like it, I think you should really come pay attention to the key terms that the teachers are teaching here at these free facilities."
Maxine Trahan with the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office says that the department is proud to sponsor an event like this. "We just feel that it is a service that is evidentially needed. 60 students got up this morning at the crack of dawn and are giving of their Saturday to come here and learn and to prepare themselves."
The A.C.T. Prep Course is held four times a year the Saturday before each ACT test. For more information on how to sign up for future classes, call the Acadaia Parsih Sheriff's Office at 337-788-8700.