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Test Prep and Study Guide Resources

What are the ACT and SATs?

The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The SAT is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test created and administered by the College Board. (From https://www.princetonreview.com/college/sat-information)

The ACT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. It is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test administered by ACT, Inc. (https://www.princetonreview.com/college/act-information)

NSCC Resources

Boston Public Library

All Massachusetts residents and students are eligible for a free e-card from the Boston Public Library. Click here to get more information and to sign up: https://www.bpl.org/ecard/

Clicking these links will bring you to the Boston Public Library online catalog. 

LearningExpress Library from the Boston Public Library

LearningExpress Library is an online program that you have access to using your BPL E-card. It includes test preparation materials and practice exams for K-12 subjects, high school equivalency, college and graduate admissions, military, U.S. citizenship, and professional licensing and certification exams. This includes ACT and SATs, practices tests, and study guides. 

To find ACT and SATs review material: 

  • Click this link to access LearningExpress through BPL
  • Login using your BPL E-Card number and PIN
  • At the top of the page, click "Sign In/Register" and create a personal account
  • Once you have created a personal account and signed in, Search "SAT" or "ACT" depending on which test you plan to take in the search box in the middle of the page. 
  • From there you will be able explore all the ACT and SAT study material available.

If you have questions about using LearningExpress Library, please contact the Boston Public Library or click here to watch video tutorials.