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Georgia Standards - ExPreSS Programs
The ExPreSS (Exam Preparation for Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts,and Mathematics) programs are designed to improve your performance on the Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT) and improve the SAT, ACT, and achievement scores of all Georgia students.

Test Preparation
See the Preparing for College Subject Guide for a great list of free resources to help you prepare for taking the SAT, ACT, GED, GRE, TOEFL, and more. Learning Express, RB Test Prep, and Brainfuse all provide practice tests, and Brainfuse also provides tutoring on any particular area that you need help with. Learning Express and RB Test Prep both require the current GALILEO password (call us at 770-473-3852 if you need the password) and Brainfuse requires a Clayton County PINES library card.

Learning Express Library
Learning Express Library offers test preparation for the ACT, SAT and a wide variety of careers. It also includes some High School Skills Improvement topics.

Open Culture: Free Online Courses
This site collects links to free online courses created by universities such as Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, UC Berkeley, Notre Dame, and Harvard. Subjects include art, economics, geography, film, history, language, law, philosophy, astronomy, biology, computer science, engineering, physics, and more. This is a great way to learn more about a subject for your own personal interests or to help you determine what types of subjects you wish to pursue in college.

Typing
This page provides links to several useful and free online games and tutorials to help you improve your typing speed and accuracy.

Library Books

Cracking the ACT
Reference book available at the Headquarters, Lovejoy, Morrow, and Riverdale branches (not available for checkout).

Peterson's Ultimate New SAT Tool Kit
Reference book available at all Clayton County public library branches (not available for checkout).

The Procrastinator's Guide to the SAT & PSAT
Book available at all Clayton County public library branches.

Reading

Classics
See our Classics page for recommendations on books that will help you round out your reading as you prepare for college entrance exams and courses, strengthen your knowledge in a variety of subject areas, and enhance appreciation for different cultures and times.