The Franklin Township Public Library is happy to welcome back Ameer Sohrawardy, an assistant professor of English Literature at Rutgers University – Newark, with more than 10 years of experience as an SAT instructor.  Professor Sohrawardy will be presenting successful strategies that students can use to confidently handle both the written and essay portions of the SAT exam.  There will be time for Q & A about the entire SAT examination process.  Parents who are interested in improving their children’s ability to write clear, grammatically correct prose are also invited to attend.  Registration is required for both events!

SAT Review Part I: “How to Earn a Perfect Score on the SAT Essay”
Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 7 – 8 pm (Main Library – Community Room)

SAT Review Part II: “How to Earn a Perfect Score on the SAT Writing Section (Exclusive of the Essay)”
Saturday, March 28, 2015 @ 2:30 – 3:30 pm (Main Library – Community Room)

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This spring New Jersey schools will experience a change in standardized testing.  The NJ HSPA and NJ ASK are being replaced by the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers).   This new test is based on the common core, and you can find more information about it at their website.  You can also get information on a grade by grade level at the NJ Department of Education website. You can also find sample test questions online in the educator’s section of the PARCC website and sign up for the newsletter. You may also want to check out this PARCC online resource site.

There are online practice tests available as well through Pearson.  These appear to be free, but there may be a charge.

Also, the MCAT exam changed as of January 23, 2015.  The Library has 2015 materials available at 378.1662 MCA, as does the Khan Academy.  There are other links to free MCAT prep online, like at iCollaborative.  You get a discount if you register early.  This also has deadlines and the year’s registration schedule.

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Have you ever wanted to check out a Reference book and not been able to? Good news! Now you may be able to.  We’ve implemented a new initiative, and now some of the items in our Reference collection CAN be checked out!

If you’ve noticed the pink labels on some of the Reference books, this means they can be checked out.  You can see in the photo that the items on the right can be checked out because they have pink call numbers.

Here are the rules:

  • You can only have ONE circulating Reference item checked out at a time
  • You may only check out a circulating Reference item for 3 days
  • Overdue fines are $2.00 a day, up to $100.
  • You take the item you would like to check out to Circulation, as normal
  • When you search the catalog, you can also see if something is Circulating Reference under “Materials” – below, the red box.

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Have you ever wanted to check out a Reference book and not been able to? Good news! Now you may be able to.  We’ve implemented a new initiative, and now some of the items in our Reference collection CAN be checked out!

If you’ve noticed the pink labels on some of the Reference books, this means they can be checked out.  You can see in the photo that the items on the right can be checked out because they have pink call numbers.

Here are the rules:

  • You can only have ONE circulating Reference item checked out at a time
  • You may only check out a circulating Reference item for 3 days
  • Overdue fines are $2.00 a day, up to $100.
  • You take the item you would like to check out to Circulation, as normal
  • When you search the catalog, you can also see if something is Circulating Reference under “Materials” – below, the red box.

circ ref

Don’t miss a beat! We’re on Twitter, Facebook, WordPress and now Pinterest!