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Practical Preparation for PSAT/NMSQT

Ages 14+. Review basic math through geometry including quantitative comparison and calculation practice. Verbal review covers sentence completion, critical reading, and writing skills that identify sentence errors. Take both math and verbal in a one-week time frame. This course is recommended for students who have taken algebra and geometry.

You must bring a calculator for the math section and a comprehensive dictionary for the verbal section. Textbook is provided.

1 week/full day

Tuition: $315 (includes $70 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jul 24-Jul 28 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-318 6331 #4473
Mon-Fri Aug 07-Aug 11 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-318 6721 #4474
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Prep for the ACT Test: Quantitative Math and Science

Ages 15+. This course will concentrate on preparing students for success on the math and science tests of the ACT. Topics will include a review of content presented in Earth science, physical science, chemistry, and biology through analyzing data representations and relationships; developing and interpreting research summaries based on experiment reports; and analyzing conflicting viewpoints. Math preparation will consist of reviewing and practicing various math concepts contained in basic math, pre-algebra, elementary and intermediate algebra, coordinate and plane geometry, and trigonometry. Practice tests and homework will be assigned. Students should have completed Algebra II. Textbook is provided. You must bring a calculator. 1 week

Tuition: $205 (includes $80 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Aug 07-Aug 11 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-502 6965 #4528
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Preparation for the ACT

Ages 15+. If you are planning to take the ACT test this academic year, this course will prepare you for both the language arts and the quantitative math and science sections. Topics will include review of language, reading comprehension, puctuation, and grammar in the language arts section. Topics in science include Earth and physical science, chemistry, and biology. Basic math through trigonometry will be covered. Practice tests will be taken and drills will be assigned, as well as discussion of test taking strategies. Students should have completed Algebra II. Textbook is provided. You must bring a calculator. Limited enrollment. 2 weeks

Tuition: $329 (includes $80 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Aug 07-Aug 18 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-353 6963 #4492
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Preparation for the ACT Test: Language Arts

Ages 15+. This course will concentrate on preparing students for success on the English, reading, and writing tests of the ACT. Topics will include a review of punctuation and grammar, language, and reading comprehension. Emphasis will be on determining main idea, drawing inferences, locating and interpreting significant details, analyzing various literary relationships, determining meaning from context clues, and understanding the author’s role in writing text. In addition, students will learn about the components of effective writing and developing arguments. Opportunities to practice writing individual essays will be given. Homework will be assigned and practice tests given. Textbook is provided. 1 week

Tuition: $205 (includes $80 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Aug 14-Aug 18 8:30AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XK-501 6964 #4527
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Preparation for the Math Placement Test

This course is a partnership between Howard Community College’s Division of Continuing Education and the HCC Credit Math Department.

This course is recommended for those who wish to improve their chances of being placed into a higher level credit math course. The course provides a review of arithmetic, basic math functions, elementary algebra, geometry, and college math.

Basic knowledge of fractions, decimals, and percentages is required.

Tuition: $155 (includes $90 in fees*)
Mon, Tue, Thu Jun 05-Jun 15 6:30PM-9:30PM Hickory Ridge YD-223 9301 #8245
Mon-Fri Jan 03-Jan 10 6:30PM-9:30PM Hickory Ridge 110 YD-223 9105 #3871
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Preparation for the SAT

Ages 15+. If you are planning to take the SAT, this updated course will prepare you for both the verbal and math sections. Verbal preparation will ask you to interpret the meanings of relevant words and phrases in context, utilize close reading to increase comprehension, and identify central ideas and themes of a text. The optional essay section will also be covered. Math preparation includes mastery of linear expressions, creating and solving equations, using ratios, percentages and units, problem solving, and data analysis. Students should have completed Algebra II. Test taking tips will be covered. The class simulates a test-taking environment with practice tests and exercises.

Textbook is provided. You must bring a calculator.

2 week or 1 week sessions available

Tuition: $329 (includes $80 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Jun 26-Jul 07 9AM-1PM Hickory Ridge XK-132 6965 #4276
(no class July 4)
Mon-Fri Jul 10-Jul 21 9AM-12:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-132 6106 #4376
Mon-Fri Jul 24-Aug 04 1PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-132 6725 #4379
Mon-Fri Aug 07-Aug 11 9AM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-132 6164 #4377
(Lunch break on your own from 1 p.m. -1:30 p.m.)
Mon-Fri Aug 14-Aug 18 9AM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-132 6406 #4378
(Lunch break on your own from 1 p.m. -1:30 p.m.)
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Preparation for the SAT

If you are planning to take the SAT, this updated course will prepare you for both the verbal and math sections. Verbal preparation will ask you to interpret the meanings of relevant words and phrases in context, utilize close reading to increase comprehension and identify central ideas and themes of a text. The optional essay section will also be covered. Math preparation includes mastery of linear expressions, creating and solving equations, using ratios, percentages and units, problem solving, and data analysis. 

Students should have completed Algebra II. Test taking tips will be covered. The class simulates a test-taking environment with practice tests and exercises.

Parents or guardians of students under 16 years of age will be required to complete a consent form that will be given to students on the first day of class. This class is for high school students. Textbook is provided. You must bring a calculator.

Tuition: $305 (includes $70 in fees*)
Sat Apr 22-May 20 9AM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-132 6440 #4277
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Preparation for the SAT Math Test

Ages 15+. If you are taking the SAT and only need preparation in the math section, you should take this updated course. Math preparation includes multi-step problems with applications in science, social science, career scenarios, and other real-life contexts. Students should have completed Algebra II. Test taking tips will be included. The class simulates a test-taking environment with practice tests and exercises.

Textbook is provided. You must bring a calculator. 1week

Tuition: $195 (includes $80 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Aug 14-Aug 18 1:30PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-133 6175 #4380
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Preparation for the SAT Math Test

If you are taking the SAT and only need preparation in the math section, you should take this updated course. Math preparation includes multi-step problems with applications in science, social science, career scenarios, and other real-life contexts.

Students should have completed Algebra II.

Test taking tips will be included. The class simulates a test-taking environment with practice tests and exercises.

Parents or guardians of students under 16 years of age will be required to complete a consent form that will be given to students on the first day of class. This class is for high school students. Textbook is provided. You must bring a calculator.

Tuition: $150 (includes $70 in fees*)
Sat Apr 22-May 20 1:30PM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-133 6443 #4278
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Preparation for the Sat Math Test: Advanced

Ages 15+. Do you want to improve your math score on the SAT? This course will focus on the more difficult problems including solid and coordinate geometry, polynomials, probability, word problems, and logic reasoning. Tips and strategies for solving difficult problems will also be included. Students should have taken Algebra II and Preparation for the SAT Math. Textbook is provided. Bring calculator to class. 1 week

Tuition: $195 (includes $80 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Aug 14-Aug 18 9:30AM-12:30PM Hickory Ridge XK-177 6068 #4396
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Preparation for the SAT Verbal Test

If you are taking the SAT and only need preparation in the verbal section, you should take this updated course. Verbal preparation includes vocabulary and reading comprehension such as understanding the author’s message, rhetoric, synthesis, and understanding relationships in passages. Test taking tips will be included. The class simulates a test-taking environment with practice tests and exercises.

Parents or guardians of students under 16 years of age will be required to complete a consent form that will be given to students on the first day of class. This class is for high school students. Textbook is provided.

Tuition: $180 (includes $70 in fees*)
Sat Apr 22-May 20 9AM-1PM Hickory Ridge XK-134 6441 #4279
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Preparation for the SAT Verbal Test

Ages 15+. If you are taking the SAT and only need preparation in the verbal section, you should take this updated course. Verbal preparation includes vocabulary and reading comprehension such as understanding the author’s message, rhetoric, synthesis, and understanding relationships in passages. Test taking tips will be included. The class simulates a test-taking environment with practice tests and exercises.

Textbook is provided. 

1 week

Tuition: $219 (includes $80 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Aug 14-Aug 18 9AM-1PM Hickory Ridge XK-134 6896 #4381
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