Act workshop helps students improve scores

Rachel Brauer and Rachel Brauer

20act-600By Staff Writer: Rachel Brauer

The gateway of acceptance into college is usually guarded by high ACT scores, which often is a struggle for most students to obtain because they’re not sure how to study for the assessment. Frank Bernier. Ph.D., a college planning consultant of 30 years, has the answers to the mystery.  All HHS students have an opportunity to improve better test taking strategies for the ACT through Mr. Bernier.

Mr. Bernier initiates a strictly-timed three and a half hours for the students to take a legitimate practice ACT test and essay. Then when completed, he teaches the students tips to rectify their mistakes on the practice test. Through this workshop, students will gain ACT assurance, pacing skills, and tips to improve their reading and reducing test anxiety.

If any HHS students are willing to participate in this event, registration forms can be found in the guidance office. A $60 check must be made out to Frank Bernier, Ph.D.. Cash also may be accepted. Testing will take place at Howell High School in lecture one on Sat., Nov. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. Students must bring a calculator, two number 2 pencils, and a watch. Students may also bring bottled water and a small snack.

The official ACT website states that the average ACT composite score in the state of Michigan is a 20.1, and most four year colleges require at least a 23 or higher for acceptance. This workshop itself is designed to increase students ACT scores by three to eight points.