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Gadsden State offers ACT test preparation course series

Gadsden State’s Continuing Education Division is offering an ACT Prep course series beginning in March.  The prep courses are scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. each Tuesday in March, May, June, September and November. Saturday test prep dates are scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 28, June 6, July 11, Oct 17 and December 5.


Classes will meet in Room 115 of the Joe Ford Center on Gadsden State’s East Broad Campus. There will be short breaks throughout the day as well as an hour lunch break for Saturday classes. The prep course will be taught by Mike Rogers, a retired engineer, minister, blogger, author, teacher and tutor.


“His class will provide test-taking tips and strategies for the English, math, reading and science portions of the test,” said Pam Clough, director of Continuing Education.  “Sample problems and solutions will be discussed for each session. In addition, students will take a timed, abbreviated version of a sample ACT test.”


The cost is $150 for the 4-day course and $100 for the one-day course. Test prep books are provided for use in the class. Students may purchase the book for an additional cost of $35.


“The textbook provides additional practice tests and answers for further preparation after class,” Clough said. “Taking several different practice tests prior to the ACT exposes students to the different types of questions asked and how they are phrased.”  “Test preparation is so important as it helps students become familiar with the material and the format.”


To register for the ACT Prep class, visit or contact Clough at 256-549-8462 or