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Brainfuse and SAT/ACT prep

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 10:55am

Both the ACT and SAT take place the beginning of December, so now is a great time to get to studying! Brainfuse Helpnow is a database patrons may access from any AADL branch, or from your home computer when logged into your AADL account.

All practice tests are located in SkillSurfer. Simply click SkillSurfer from the homepage then choose College Entrance Test Prep to find the preparation guides and practice tests. Patrons can enhance their practice test experience by connecting to live tutors from 3 - 11 p.m., 7 days a week! Tutors are able to see the test feedback and can help with understanding specific test questions and building skills in various topics.

Be sure to browse the catalog for ACT and SAT test prep books, and check in with Circle K Homework Help session as well!

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Plan Your Financial Future

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 12:19pm

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Need help planning your financial future? When you take charge of your financial future with a [http://msue.anr.msu.edu/topic/info/money_management|Money Management course] from [http://msue.anr.msu.edu/|MSU Extension], you can have more money for the things that make you happiest and save money for life’s storms that come your way. You will learn how to make sound financial decisions, create financial goals, pay down debt and use credit wisely, and create a spending plan to save more. [http://msue.anr.msu.edu/events/dollar_works_money_management_series|Dollar Works! Money Management Series] is co-sponsored by [http://www.h4h.org/|Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley] and will be held on Thursdays August 18, 25, September 1, and 8 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the [https://www.google.com/maps/place/48105,+Washtenaw+County+Learning+Resource+Center,+4135+Washtenaw+Ave,+Ann+Arbor,+MI+48108/@42.2540914,-83.6786198,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x883ca921131e7117:0xec494b339b0252dc|Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center]. This course is free and open to all! Pre-register by August 17 by calling 734-822-2006 or 734-222-3943.

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Lectures & Panel Discussions

Ann Arbor College Night

Tuesday September 29, 2015: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Adults And Teens In Grade 9 And Up.

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Library resources to help with the college application process

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 1:04pm

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If you are a high school senior (or anyone!) who will be working on applying to colleges this fall, the library has some wonderful resources that can help you excel at the application process. [:catalog/record/1456086|Fiske real college essays that work] outlines how to write an excellent college application essay and provides real examples of successful essays. It also emphasizes common mistakes in college application essays, so that you can know what to avoid during the writing process.

In the [:catalog/record/1456081|Scholarship handbook] (2015 edition), the College Board provides information on awards, scholarships, and loans that may be available to you. This book offers tips on how to go about applying for student aid, and is extremely helpful if you are wondering about the various options that may be available to you to help pay for college. Along this same vein is [:catalog/record/1456085|Peterson’s scholarships, grants and prizes, 2015], which is useful for those applying to graduate school as well.

If you’re not even sure yet where you might want to apply to college, we have resources to help with that too! Try [:catalog/record/1456066|The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges, 2015] and the [:catalog/record/1434179|Fiske guide to colleges], both of which offer profiles and information about a huge range of schools, public and private. And, if you are planning to visit some of the schools that you are interested in, [:catalog/record/1411418|Campus visits and college interviews: a complete guide for college-bound students and their families] could also be helpful for you!

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Hands-On Lab: Finding Funding for A College Education - November 6 & 7

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:34am

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Wed. & Thurs. November 6-7, 2013 |7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Pittsfield Branch: Training Center

This event is intended for teens (grade 9 and up) and adults

UM Foundations and Grants Librarian [http://www.lib.umich.edu/users/kdown|Dr. Karen Downing] and French Studies Librarian, Jennifer Bonnet present a workshop for high schoolers, their parents, and anyone seeking funding for college.

Learn about a variety of specialized Web resources, how to articulate a plan of study, identify potential funders, and apply for [http://guides.lib.umich.edu/content.php?pid=22518&sid=205955|relevant educational grants].

We will also compare free Web resources and subscription-based services (U-M pays the subscription and provides free access). Participants will have time to search for scholarships during the session.

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College Night: Solving the College Admissions Puzzle

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 7:28am

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Wednesday September 25, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for adults and teens (grade 9 and up).

For those involved in the college selection process, it's AADL's 7th annual College Night with the co-authors of "[t:Solving the College Admissions Puzzle: A Guide for Students and Families About College Selection, Essay Writing, and High-Stakes Testing]"- Community High's college prep counselor John Boshoven; Debbie Merion, the founder of Essay Coaching; and performance coach Geraldine Markel.

Learn about the college selection and application process: Part 1: Finding the College that Fits; Part 2: Applying to College: Those Pesky Essays; Part 3: Applying to College: Those Pesky Tests.

This event will include a book signing with copies of the book available for purchase.

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National Federation of the Blind of Michigan 2013 Scholarship Program

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 11:04am

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[http://www.nfbmi.org/|The National Federation of the Blind of Michigan] is pleased to offer two scholarships in the amount of $500 to outstanding blind college students in the state of Michigan. Scholarship winners will be required to attend the entire state convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Michigan, and participate in all activities sponsored by the Michigan Association of Blind Students. This convention will take place October 18-20, 2013 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. All convention expenses including transportation, hotel accommodations, and registration will be provided as part of this scholarship. All application materials must be submitted by Sept. 6, 2013, and winners will be notified by Sept. 27. If you have questions or would like an application contact Terri Wilcox at 734-663-4050 or trising@sbcglobal.net.

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College Information Night-En Español

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 8:58pm

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Join AADL in partnership with the University of Michigan’s [http://michiganpalma.org|Proyecto Avance: Latino Mentoring Association, or PALMA] at the [http://uuis.umich.edu/cic/buildingproject/index.cfm?buildingid=146|Student Activities Building ] on Thursday April 4 from 6:00-8:00 PM for an Informational College Night that will be in Spanish or Noche Universitaria en Español. Representatives from other [http://www.wccnet.edu|colleges] and [http://www.emich.edu|universities] will be on hand to answer questions about applying for college and the whole [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1352448|process]. There will also be a representative from the U of M Financial Aid office to field questions. This event is open to the public and geared toward Middle & High School students & their parents. Perhaps some parents and adults are interested in going to college, too! All are welcome to learn about what steps to take to get there.

Vayan con AADL y la Universidad de Michigan al evento del Proyecto Avance: Latino Mentoring Association, o PALMA, en el Edificio de Actividades Estudiantiles este jueves el 4 de abril 6:00-8:00 para el Evento Informativo Universitario en español. Unos representantes de algunas universidades van a estar allí para responder a sus preguntas sobre aplicar a la universidad y el proceso en general. También habrá un representante de la Oficina de Ayuda Financiera de la Universidad de Michigan para responder a las preguntas. Este evento es para el público y especialmente los estudiantes de las escuelas secundarias y sus padres. ¡Quizás los adultos quieran aplicar a las universidades también! Todos son bienvenidos por aprender más sobre el proceso.

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Hands-On Lab: Find Funding for a College Education

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 8:47am

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Monday, October 29 OR Tuesday, October 30 | 7:00-8:30 PM | Pittsfield Branch Training Center

UM Foundations and Grants Librarian [http://guides.lib.umich.edu/content.php?pid=22518|Dr. Karen Downing] and French Studies Librarian, Jennifer Bonnet present a hands-on workshop for high schoolers, their parents, and anyone seeking funding for college.

Karen will show you how to develop a strategy and introduce a variety of Web resources and several key Internet tools, including the Foundation Center and the [http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/?li_message=|Foundation Directory Online]. Free Web resources and subscription-based services (U-M pays the subscription and provides free access) will be discussed and compared. Participants will have time to search for scholarships during the session.

Registration is required for this session and begins October 15 online at aadl.org, by phone 327-4555, or in person at any Information Desk.