Tutoring and Learning Center (TLC) Library 300/7475366
tlc@utep.edu
TLC ACCUPLACER Workshops
ACCUPLACER Workshop:

for students who are taking ACCUPLACER for the first time. ACCUPLACER is the test used at UTEP for course placement and for the Texas Success Initiative. Students will learn about the format of the test, the types of material that will be covered on the test, test taking strategies, and sources that they can use in order to prepare to take the test. (This workshop does not cover content material.)

for students who have time to study and prepare before actually taking ACCUPLACER.

not for students who have already taken ACCUPLACER.

go to http://www.academics.utep.edu/tlc, click on “Prospective Students,” click on
“Accuplacer,” and click on “Accuplacer Workshop Presentation.”
Math Workshop for ACCUPLACER:

for students who need a refresher course in math basics before taking ACCUPLACER.

for those students who have taken ACCUPLACER
If you tested into MATH 0300 (formerly BASK 0306), you will take the MATH 0300 ACCUPLACER
Workshop.
If you tested into MATH 0301 (formerly EPCC’s MATH 0300), you will take the MATH 0301
ACCUPLACER Workshop.
If you tested into MATH 0310, you will take the MATH 0310 ACCUPLACER Workshop.
If you tested into MATH 0311, you will take the MATH 0311 ACCUPLACER Workshop.
If you tested into MATH 1320 or MATH 1508, you will take the MATH 1320/MATH 1508 ACCUPLACER
Workshop.
Reading Workshop for ACCUPLACER:

for students who need a refresher course in reading basics before taking ACCUPLACER.

for those students who have taken ACCUPLACER, who tested into Reading 0307, READ 0308, READ 0309, or ENGL 0310 (UTEP), and who wish to review before retesting.
Writing Workshop for ACCUPLACER:

for students who need a refresher course in writing basics before taking ACCUPLACER.

for those students who have taken ACCUPLACER, who tested into ENGL 0309, ENGL 0310 (UTEP), or ENGL 0311, and who wish to review before retesting.
Please visit our website http://academics.utep.edu/tlc to check on dates for the workshops and to register for a workshop. Or you can call us at 7475366.
Study Guides
1) Any study guide for the SAT, ACT, or THEA (formerly known as TASP) tests can prove helpful.
Software
1) The Princeton Review “Inside the SAT & ACT”: 2003 Deluxe
2) Easy Writer software which provides prewritten essays and guides students through the review, revision, and editing processes. Available in the Learning Assistance Lab (LAL), Room 326 Library.
The Tutoring and Learning Center (TLC)  Library 300
1) Computer Access
a) If you don’t have a computer at home, you can come to the TLC and use one of the computers in
the Learning Assistance Lab (Room 327). You can access the Websites in this manner.
i. You can take a practice diagnostic ACCUPLACER test (using one of the Web
sites listed below) and discover the areas in which you need to be working.
ii. Once you know the areas on which you need to work, then you can go to either the
Math Room or the Writing Room and ask for help from a tutor with the specific
problems that you got wrong.
b) We also have some SAT software that you can work with if you wish.
2) Study Guides
a) If you don’t wish to buy a study guide, then you may come to the TLC and work with one of ours.
b) If you have questions, then you can go to the Writing Room or the Math Room and ask for help.
Websites
1) General Information on UTEP’s Testing Program: www.academics.utep.edu/testing
2) ACCUPLACER Information: http://cpts.accuplacer.com/docs/StudentGuide.html
3) TLC’s Math Reviews:
a) http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=15798
b) http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=25191
4) Practice ACCUPLACER Tests:
a) http://www.matc.edu/student/newstudent/admissions.html#accuplacer
b) http://planet.tvi.edu/studentservice/Assessment/testdesc.htm#Accuplacer
5) Standardized Math Test Preparation:
a) www.mymathtest.com
b) http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/Departments/mathrv/placement/alg.html
c) http://www.mc.maricopa.edu/dept/d25/math/AssetReview/ELST/
d) http://www.math.uakron.edu/~dpstory/mpt_home.html
e) http://www.mathleague.com/help/algebra/algebra.htm
f) http://mathforum.org/algebra/alg.software.html
g) http://library.thinkquest.org/20991/alg/index.html
h) http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/algebra/
i) http://www.sosmath.com/algebra/algebra.html
j) http://math.about.com/library/?once=true&
k) http://www.purplemath.com/
6) Standardized Reading Test Preparation:
a) http://english.glendale.cc.ca.us/topic.html  This site has interactive practice questions that
focus on finding main ideas in paragraphs.
b) http://www.gsu.edu/~wwwrtp/instrdg.htm  This site provides a general reading practice test.
c) http://literacynet.org/cnnsf/  This site provides an extensive archive of stories; each one
accompanied by an outline, questions and activities.
7) Standardized Writing Test Preparation:
a) http://blackboard.bccc.edu  This site offers links to various other sites, such as one that has
170 interactive quizzes; one that has an interactive book of traditional grammar help; ones
that offer online English exercises; and others that have tests and quizzes designed to
strengthen English grammar from basic to advanced levels.
b) http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quiz_list.htm  This site has interactive grammar
quizzes.
Note: Check in with the front desk and get a temporary ID if you aren’t a registered UTEP student.
Rev.4/28/05
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