Howard County Library
Teacher Notes From Howard County Library - Test Preparation Category
  • A First-Rate Second Opinion

    live homework help - free online help from real tutors logoHave you already assigned the first of many research papers or essays to your students?  Would you now like to point them in the direction of FREE writing review and suggestions? If so, take a moment to encourage them to use Howard County Library System’s online homework assistance.

    This service features, among other useful aspects, a writing lab where students can actually upload versions of their original papers to receive a “second opinion” from the experts.  These experts check the students’ submissions for grammar and content, then reply to the students with suggestions and tips to consider while drafting the final versions of their assignments!

    In addition to writing assistance, Online Homework Assistance experts also offer your students confidential access to additional assistance/tutoring in the following areas:

    • Math
    • Science
    • Social Studies
    • Foreign Languages
    • Test Preparation

    Remember, this service is FREE!  Encourage your students to take advantage of this and other services offered by the Howard County Library System via hclibrary.org/students.

    Brian Hart – Howard County Library System, Savage Branch

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  • Teen Caffeine and Cram

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    We all want students to perform their best for finals, right?

    What better place to study than the library…we will have a quiet room all set up for maximum brain cell growth as well as some caffeine and treats to help your students make it through their long study sessions. Caffeine and Cram happens at the Glenwood Branch on Tuesday, May 17 from 5:30-8:30 pm and is open to all high schoolers studying for an exam. No registration is required.

    Amy Stephens – Howard County Library Glenwood Branch

     

     

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  • SAT Practice Makes Perfect

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    Know anyone scared of the SAT?

    Your students can get a glimpse of the SAT test before taking it “for real.” The first session will include a version of the real test, complete with timed portions and tests given by a Princeton Review staff member. The second session offers a follow-up where the students receive their scores from the test, and learn some tips and strategies to improve their scores in the future. What a perfect stress-free way to ease into the test-taking mode!

    This event is in two parts, with the test-taking session being held on Saturday, March 26 from 1-5 pm, and the results and strategy session being on Saturday, April 9 from 2-4 pm. Both sessions will be at the Glenwood Branch, and
    students are encouraged to register for these free sessions as they fill up fast!

    Amy Stephens -  Glenwood Branch

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  • Career Explorations

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    Are your students researching careers? Let us help with a workshop that introduces them to Howard County Library’s career resources.

    We’ll get them familiar with useful databases like Career Onestop and the Occupational Outlook Handbook, where they will learn about the necessary skills, knowledge, and training needed to prepare for their career of choice. They can also research the salary expectations and employment outlook, and see how these projections vary by region.

    For students who need help preparing for college or a career, we’ll show them valuable resources like the Learning Express Library and the Testing and Education Reference Center, where they can take practice tests for the SAT’s, ACT’s, and other vocational exams. We can also guide them through a feature that allows them to search for colleges based on factors such as tuition, selectivity,  and type of degree programs offered.

    Contact your Library liason to schedule a workshop for your class.

    Rachel Reznick – Howard County Library East Columbia Branch

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  • Library Cards

    A Howard County Library card is a powerful tool!

    Use it to

    • check out books, movies, music, and more
    • download and e-book from home
    • search for a magazine article in the middle of the night
    • access Live Homework Help
    • and more….

    Apply for a special A+ Teacher Card and get even more benefits like extended borrowing periods!

    Stop in anytime or apply online.

    Library Card Application or A+ Teacher Card Application

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  • Howard County Library Comes to You

    we deliver Did you know that Howard County Library staff will visit your classroom with resources designed to enhance the curriculum and supplement your lesson plans?

    Read all about our classes and find your school’s Library liaison in our Elementary School Curriculum Enhancement Guide and our Middle and High School Curriculum Enhancement Guide, then make contact with your library liaison to arrange a visit or get more information!

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  • Preparing for Semester Exams

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    It’s time for high school semester exams!

    If your students need additional assistance “cramming” for exams, recommend Live Homework Help. Live tutors are available…for free…seven days a week from 2:00 pm to midnight. Tutors can provide individual instruction in math, science, English, and social studies. All students need is a Library card and access to the internet.

    Here’s what students are saying about this service:

    “I am so thankful that this service is offered. It is there to give me individualized
    help when no one else can. I will definitely be back again.”

    “They answered my questions really fast and asked me questions until I understood everything exactly…
    I really liked that!”

    “This is really great! I have been working on things with my teachers, and this just helps even more!
    All of my friends use it too! Thanks!”

    Good luck on exams!

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  • Access Research Materials Over the Long Winter Break

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    Will your students have long-term assignments over Winter Break?

    They can do their research in their pajamas…using Howard County Library’s e-resources.

    Read Anna Karenina…and the Cliff’s Notes.

    Follow United States territorial expansion.

    Watch a cell divide.

    Practice math skills.

    Now there’s one less excuse for missing homework!

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  • PSAT Prep

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    The PSAT is scheduled for Wednesday, October 15. Are you prepared? Howard County Library can help!

    Grab your Library card and visit Testing & Education Reference Center .

    This resource provides preparation materials for many different kinds of standardized tests. For the PSAT, you’ll find an online practice test and a downloadable e-book.

    Good luck!

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