Echo Park library to offer free college-prep series and writing classes


Echo Park Library/LAPL

The Echo Park branch library on Temple Street is now registering students for five-week writing workshop as well as a series of free SAT test prep classes. Here are the details from Young Adult Library Wendy McPherson:

Write Stuff College Preparation Series for High School Students

Participants encouraged to attend all 5 sessions. Ages 12-18 welcome.ages 12-18 for a free, five-week writing workshop. This free 5-week series of writing workshops, led by professional presenters, will strengthen students’ writing skills for greater success in college. Attendees will work on personal statements for college applications during the first three sessions, so seniors are strongly encouraged to join (and juniors will have a one-year head start). The final two weeks cover methods of essay composition, and expression of ideas through creative writing.

Space is limited and registration required. Contact Echo Park Library at (213) 250-7808, or wmcpher@lapl.org.

SAT Test Preparation Series for High School Students

This new free series, offered at only a handful of libraries throughout the city, is the comparable to a month-long SAT cram course worth hundreds of dollars. After taking the SAT test the first week, students get their scores and return on following Saturdays for intensive study. With the focus each week on a different subject, participants receive individualized guidance with the goal of an improved score. The final week they all take the “Do-Over” test to gauge improvement. Students encouraged to attend all sessions for maximum benefit.

Space is limited; registration is required. Contact Echo Park Library at (213) 250-7808, or wmcpher@lapl.org.

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