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WCU hosts ACT camp

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

William Carey University School of Education is hosting a free ACT camp June 1-5 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm on its Hattiesburg campus. 

The week-long camp will prepare students for the National ACT test on Saturday, June 13. 

Originally open to only 50 applicants, there were 60 high school students from all school districts from across the area that attended. 

The camp is designed to improve the students understanding and skill in taking the ACT.

Ben Burnett, Dean of Education at William Carey University, said that the program is geared to help students overcome their test anxiety.

“I think it will take away their level of fear and increase their confidence so they can go in ready for that exam and it will not only help them but the ACT average for every school district is important too.” Burnett said. “It's a part of the publication that all school districts receive and so we want to help the local school districts raise their ACT average as well as the local students.”

The student's day included seven hours of instruction and a lunch was provided. The classes focus on math and reading skills designed around timed events which replicates the actual ACT testing environment.

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