Metuchen Public Library Offers FREE College Prep Courses Starting Next Week

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The Metuchen Public Library is offering three free college-prep programs to Metuchen resident in grades 10-12.  Call the Library on 732.632.8526 or write the Young Adult Librarian at to register for the workshops below:

The College Application Essay Workshop:  In this program, rising high school seniors will learn what makes a good essay by analyzing samples, brainstorming for ideas, personalizing their writing, and editing their work.  By the time participants complete the workshop, they will be well on their way to having a polished product. This program will be led by an experienced, certified English teacher who teaches in a Middlesex County public high school.  Dates: Tuesday, August 16; Wednesday, August 17 and Tuesday, August 23.  Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM.

Student Resume Writing Workshop:  A hands-on program designed especially for students in 10th through 12th grade. It's never too early to think about how to present yourself on paper: for special high school programs, for summer jobs and volunteer positions, for interviews with prospective colleges, when applying for internships while you are at college, etc. Participants will learn the important components of a good resume and how to explore opportunities that build experience during the teen years.  Date: Tuesday, August 16. Time: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM.

The College Interview Workshop is recommended for all rising high school juniors and seniors. Discover how the interview can be an important opportunity for the prospective student, and learn tips to enhance your performance.  Practice questions will be provided and participants will work one-on-one with their peers to practice the skills that make for a stand-out applicant.  Date: Tuesday, August 23.  Time: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM.

In addition, the Library will host a free practice PSAT and a free practice SAT, both administrated by the Kaplan Test-Prep Company.  The PSAT will be given on Thursday, August 18 at 12:30 PM for 10th and 11thgrader.  The SAT will be given on Thursday, August 23 at 12:30 PM for 11th and 12th graders.  Space is limited. At this time, these tests have been opened to Metuchen residents and to non-residents.  To register for the practice PSAT and the practice SAT, follow the links:



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