CollegeBoard and ACT to Present at CollegeWeekLive Test Prep September 17
First-Ever Event to Offer 20 Hours of Free Live Online Standardized Test Preparation
Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 3, 2009 -- CollegeWeekLive, the world's largest college fair, today announced
additional speakers and session topics for the special one-day online event called CollegeWeekLive Test Prep.
Slated for Thursday September 17th from 12:00 Noon to 10:00 PM Eastern Time, the event is designed to help
address common questions, provide free preparation sessions and most importantly, reduce anxiety for students
and parent alike when it comes to the topic of standardized tests for college admissions.
The event kicks off with a presentation by Martha Byrd, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions for Arizona State
University, and Andy Roop, Director of Prospective Student Services at Oklahoma State, titled "An Admissions
Office Versus Your Test Scores" where the two admissions officials discuss all the factors, not just test scores,
that go into the admissions decision making process.
"Our advice to students interested in attending Arizona State University is to prepare for standardized tests. If
they practice, they are more likely to feel calm and in control and perform well," said Martha Byrd, Dean of
Undergraduate Admissions, Arizona State University. "We also tell high school students that test scores are just
one factor of our admissions criteria. We look at the student's academics as a whole including class rank and GPA
as well as review their high school coursework."
Ira Wolf, author of the Barrons SAT Test Guide will follow at 1:00 PM with a session on "Test Taking
Strategies" and noted New York Times contributor and author Lynn O'Shaunnessey will discuss "The Other Side
of Test Optional" beginning at 2:00 PM. Sessions at the event are broken into four tracks: Overview Sessions,
SAT Prep Sessions, ACT Prep Sessions and TOEFL Prep Sessions. The complete agenda for the event is
available at CollegeWeekLive.com.
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