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Capitalize on the Free Test-Prep Resources in LearningExpress Library

by Liz Breed on 2020-01-30T10:12:00-05:00 in Job and Career | Comments

Michigan eLibrary facivonTesting season will be in full swing before you know it! With the extensive inventory of practice tests available in LearningExpress LIbrary, learners will be ready to tackle any test that comes their way. Some of the most popular areas in LearningExpress are highlighted below, but be sure to take a moment to explore all the helpful test-prep resources available

Prepare for College 

The first thing to note when you open the LearningExpress Library is that there are 3 platforms that can be searched:  Public Library, College Library and High School Library.  Each platform has up to 9 Centers of content unique to that audience. While you will see some Centers in multiple locations, there are a handful that only appear in one place.  One of these is the Prepare for College Center under the High School umbrella.  This is the best location to find every type of academic test prep available in LearningExpress.  Study guides, flash cards, eBooks, and multiple practices tests for ACT, AP, PSAT, SAT, TOEFL iBT, IELTS, and college placement are all readily available.  One feature to remember is that since you must be logged in to access the tests, they can be digested in small chunks, as LearningExpress will save your spot until you’re ready to forge ahead.  Learn at your own pace! 

Explore Careers 

All three platforms offer opportunities to prepare for multiple occupations and military careers.  Within the Public Library and High School Library areas, the Career Exploration Center guides the user to practice tests on subjects such as cosmetology, emergency medical services, nursing and plumbing.  Additionally, the military test-prep offerings are extensive:  ASVAB, SIFT, AFOQT, Officer Candidate, Flight Aptitude and CFAT.  You can find these items and the WorkKeys® practice tests under the High School platform in the Career Preparation Center as well. 

Practice the GED 

Finally, if someone you know is seeking some practice for the GED (or GED in Spanish) test, you can find that tool in the High School Equivalency Center under the Public Library platform.  In the same location, you will also find practice for the HiSET and TASC exams.  There is so much information and so many tools within LearningExpress that supports those preparing for new careers or the next level in their academic pursuits.  I encourage you to look inside the LearningExpress Library today. 

Brought to you by Ann Kaskinen from the MeL Team. 

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