Eliminate the Need For Developmental Education Courses
COLLEGE ESSENTIALS COURSE OVERVIEW
College Essentials is an online course designed to help students eliminate the need for developmental education courses. Aligned perfectly with college placement tests such as the ACCUPLACER, this course walks students through everything they need to know to be college-level ready in reading, math, and writing. Students will move through three levels of competency in each subject area: College Basics, College Intermediate, and College Advanced. Once a student has completed all three levels in each subject area, they will be able to bypass any developmental education courses and kick-start their path to reaching their ultimate goals—a higher education, a new job, or financial security.
A STRONG FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS
The College Essentials course was created for students who need to regain the skills and core knowledge that are required for higher education and career programs. This course finds out what they need to study and builds a personalized learning plan for each student so time isn't wasted on things they already know. Once a student builds a strong foundation of college-level skills, they will be able to bypass any developmental education courses and be on their way to reaching their goals.
Watch this short video to see how College Essentials builds a strong foundation for student success.
COLLEGE-LEVEL READING PREP
College placement tests such as ACCUPLACER, assess a student’s ability to apply information, understand the relationships between ideas, and make inferences from what they are reading. The College Essentials reading course begins with core comprehension skills and then moves the student to more advanced reading concepts, such as how to make inferences, synthesize concepts in multiple readings, and evaluate supporting details. Students who complete the College Advanced level in this course will be able to move directly into college and career pathway programs without taking developmental reading courses.
COLLEGE-LEVEL MATH PREP
College placement tests include several math tests. The College Essentials course addresses all of these tests and fully prepares students for college-level math. It starts by building a strong foundation of core math skills and then moves the student through more complex skills such as ratio and proportion, geometry, algebra and functions. Students who complete the College Advanced level in this course will be able to move directly into college and career pathway programs without taking developmental math courses.
COLLEGE-LEVEL WRITING PREP
The College Essentials writing course teaches both language and writing skills. It starts by teaching language mechanics and then moves on to more complex writing skills such as how to plan and organize written work. During the College Essentials writing course, students will have three opportunities to write an essay which is graded by our professional graders. The feedback from these essays will be invaluable for your student’s preparation for college placement tests such as WritePlacer®. Students who complete the College Advanced level in this course will be able to move directly into college and career pathway programs without taking developmental writing courses.
OVERVIEW OF ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES
College Essentials lessons are designed for all learners, with careful attention to the needs of those who do not benefit from traditional classroom teaching. Because of this, our lessons are built from the ground up with features to assist the broadest possible group of learners. Watch this short video for an overview of the accessibility features.
- Hearing disabilities
- Visual disabilities
- Physical disabilities
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