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Study-up Tools

Math Preparation | English Preparation | Technology Preparation | Compass Testing

Math Preparation

Khan Academy
http://www.khanacademy.org/
Khan Academy provides video instruction in math (and other subjects)

Coolmath
http://coolmath.com/
This site describes itself as an amusement park of math. Link to prealgebra or algebra to prepare for the Compass.

LearningExpress also provides practice math tests and ACT prep - see the link below to LearningExpress for more information.



English Preparation

The Purdue Online Writing Lab
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
The Purdue Online Writing Lab provides practice grammar exercises and tips on writing.

SparkNotes
http://www.sparknotes.com/testprep/books/act/chapter4.rhtml
SparkNotes includes chapters that describe test taking strategies for reading and writing

Edufind.com
http://www.edufind.com/english/grammar/
Edufind provides a free grammar test

LearningExpress also provides practice reading and writing tests and ACT prep - see the link below to Learning Express for more information.




Technology Preparation

Practice your mouse skills with Mousercise from Palm Beach County Library.

The LearningExpress Library database provides tutorials in the Microsoft Office Suite of products, including: Word, PowerPoint, Excel and more. After you create an account and login to LearningExpress, click on "College Students" then look for "Popular Software Tutorials."

LearningExpress Library (Database)

LearningExpress Library offers unlimited, 24/7 access to targeted skill-building interactive courses in math, reading, and writing, as well as hundreds of online interactive practice tests that prepare for several types of exams including grade school achievement tests, the SAT, GED, U.S. Citizenship, and civil service positions. Complete answer explanations accompany each response to help understand why a particular answer is correct or incorrect.

All practice tests include instant diagnostic score reports that help to target skill areas that need the most attention. To help students master the SAT and the recently added essay, instant score reports provide immediate feedback on how well they performed in each of five writing skill areas.

This guide describes the list of tests and study materials available in LearningExpress.

LearningExpress Library can be accessed from any web-enabled computer in the library, computer lab, office, or home.

Register to use LearningExpress here on their website.
You must create an account in order to take tests. This allows the system to score the test and provide feedback. There is a guided tour of LearningExpress available on their website.

Contact a Lakeland Reference Librarian for more information about the LearningExpress Library database, at: 440.525-7425 or through
Ask a Librarian.

Compass Testing

Compass Testing Website
http://www.act.org/compass/sample/
The Compass Testing website provides sample questions to help prepare you for the Compass tests.

For more information about Compass testing, please visit the Placement Testing page
or, phone the Test Center at: 440.525.7019.

Or, phone on of the following departments:

  • Counseling 440.525.7200
  • Admissions 440.525.7100

Lakeland Community College Library
440.525.7424 (Circulation) | 440.525.7425 (Reference)
lakelandlibrary@lakelandcc.edu