You might be thinking, College placement test? But I already got accepted to my school, I have nothing else to worry about. That is not exactly true. You may have been accepted to college, but your work is not over. Before registering for classes, you may have to take the Accuplacer, a placement test for students who either didn’t take the SAT or ACT or scored below your college’s cut off score, or are returning to college after a long break. The test assesses your academic knowledge in mathematics and language arts so that your college advisor can place you into classes based on what you know. Think of it as the gatekeeper between you and the classes you want to take.
Let’s say you get a high score on the Accuplacer. What happens? Well, you’ll be able to go straight into classes that will count towards your degree. If, however, you get a low score, you’ll be required to take non-credit, remedial courses for which you will need to pay tuition and purchase course materials. Each remedial course can cost you around $350. If you are concerned about money, what about your time? On average, you'll spend about 50 hours in the classroom per semester-long course and another 100 hours doing homework. That’s a total of 150 hours of your life for a course you may not have needed if you had prepared for the placement test.
Maybe it’s been a few years since you’ve seen an algebraic equation, or maybe you’ve always had a hard time with concepts like calculating slope or linear functions. Querium MathBooster for Accuplacer is an interactive and easy-to-use review tool that uses bite-sized videos to take you through math problems similar to those you'll find on the Accuplacer. Using a Brain Scan, MathBooster zeroes in on exactly where you need the most help to personalize your study experience. You'll get instant feedback that lets you see how you're doing, so you can succeed on the Accuplacer and avoid the waste of time and money that comes with having to take remedial, non-credit courses that you don't need.
Are you working part-time or full-time? It’s understandable that life can sometimes get in the way of studying. Finding the time to travel to the library and sit down with a mountain of books for hours can be impossible when you’ve got a full work week scheduled. That’s why we’ve designed MathBooster for mobile devices, so that you can review anywhere, anytime. Imagine being able to study right from your smartphone while on a break at work or sitting on the bus. MathBooster’s mobile-first design makes reviewing easier and more interactive, keeping you engaged without having to spend an extra amount of time hitting the books.
You’ve already made a huge step in your life by deciding to go to college. What’s one more to ensure that you’re prepared enough to get to take the classes you want? Register for Querium’s MathBooster today at accuplacer.mymathbooster.com and use Onondaga’s college license code: W7EePJxE
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