CCC free ACT workshop attracts more than 100 local students
CLARKSDALE – Local high school and college students are now more prepared to ace their college entrance exams after attending another successful ACT workshop hosted at Coahoma Community College Saturday.

CCC free ACT workshop attracts more than 100 local students

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Tue Feb 3, 2015

CLARKSDALE – Local high school and college students are now more prepared to ace their college entrance exams after attending another successful ACT workshop hosted at Coahoma Community College Saturday.

More than 100 students from area high schools, colleges and universities attended the free ACT workshop, sponsored by CCC’s Division of Enrollment and Student Services’ Career Center in partnership with the Tri-County Workforce Alliance.

According to co-organizer Trina Cox, CCC’s career services coordinator, the workshop was geared for students who have never taken the test, as well as those who plan to retake the test to increase the score.

“The workshop was designed to help all students, whether they’re it’s their first-time or they’re re-testers, preparing for the ACT test,” said Cox.

Facilitators for the workshop included Dr. Patrina Thompson, Joseph McKee, Janice Snerling and Cox. In addition to receiving help on the standard math/problem solving, sciences, English and reading comprehension sections of the test, the students also received practical tips regarding test-taking skills, confidence building, memory association and tips for preparing the day before the test.

During the workshop, students also had the opportunity to receive some hands-on experience with a condensed "mock" version of the ACT test.

Students attending the workshop came from Clarksdale High School, Lee Academy, Coahoma County High School, J. W. Stampley 9th Grade Academy, W.A Higgins and Coahoma Agricultural High School all in Clarksdale, MS; John F. Kennedy High School in Mound Bayou, MS; Eastside High School and Cleveland High School, both in Cleveland, MS; Shelby Middle School in Shelby, MS; Shaw High School in Shaw, MS; Broad Street High School in Shelby, MS; West Tallahatchie High School in Webb, MS; Charleston High School in Charleston, MS; Madison Palmer, Delta State University in Cleveland, MS; and Coahoma Community College.