Our proofreading service, for which we ask the instructor to do the following:
Contact the program manager at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know if you intend to require proofreading.
Provide LSS with the assignment start date and due date. This helps us plan for the increased volume of documents.
Have an LSS representative come to your class to obtain applications and to briefly explain the grammar evaluation process to your students (10 minutes).
Make sure you understand our grammar evaluation process. You can find that information at Grammar Evaluation on the HCC web page.
Please encourage your students to make appointments to test. We do accept walk-in testers, but we give priority to students who make appointments.
Please note that instructors are responsible for initiating LSS test proctoring of their students. This includes completion of the instructor testing form in advance of student testing. A student cannot simply walk in carrying a test.
If you would like to send testing forms and tests electronically, we have a secure process. Just call Melanie Lewis (4696), and she can walk you through the process.
LSS schedules testing appointments in time blocks of two or three hours in order to accommodate all classes (particularly at mid-term and final exam points in the semester).
LSS is not responsible for determining testing accommodations. Those accommodations are determined through Disability Services. Instructors are responsible for providing LSS with instructions regarding individual student accommodations.
Students who receive tutoring must complete tutoring applications. LSS must also obtain instructor referrals for these students. We send the referral requests to you via email.
We do not tutor in the subject area of every course; however, we can and do provide study skills assistance that can apply to every course. Therefore, there is the potential for a tutoring referral for almost every course at HCC.
LSS provides grammar evaluation services (proofreading). Students must complete tutoring applications for this help, and we must obtain referrals for this service as well.
LSS cannot help with homework. We can help with similar assignments and with concepts. This is dictated by community college system administrative code.
Haywood Community College conducts Accuplacer college placement testing in room 203 and the Testing Center in the 1500 Building-Student Services. The test consists of three sections and assesses a student’s achievement level in reading comprehension, sentence skills, and math. The Accuplacer test is not a timed test, and it is administered on a computer.
Students who wish to take BIO 163, BIO 168, or CHM 151 must take respective prerequisite placement test(s), biology and chemistry, or transfer these courses from other colleges with a grade of “C” or better.
There is no fee for testing, and the Testing Center provides testing on a regular schedule. Please see Placement Testing.
Khan Academy is a not-for-profit whose goal is to “provide a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.” Khan Academy provides thousands of short videos or mini-lectures, along with “step-by-step problems and instant data.”
This site contains review guides and sample tests for each section of the Accuplacer. These guides were prepared by English and math faculty at Valencia Community College for their students taking the Accuplacer.