Welcome to the Accuplacer Workshop. Tutoring and Learning Center University of Texas at El Paso. The Accuplacer Workshop. This workshop provides a quick introduction to the Accuplacer, the test used at UTEP for course placement and to satisfy the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative.
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Welcome to the Accuplacer Workshop
Tutoring and Learning Center
University of Texas at El Paso
First - All incoming freshmen students at UTEP must take the Accuplacer test first, unless the Admissions Office has determined otherwise.
NO OTHER FORMS OF ID WILL BE ACCEPTED
Register early – space is limited. If you have not pre-registered, you may test on a “standby” basis – but you will be admitted only if space is available.
The Accuplacer Test:
The only section that is timed is the essay for the writing test. You will have one hour.
For all other sections which are multiple choice, you take as much time as you need.
You take the test on computer.
You branch to harder or easier questions depending on the answers you give.
You may use a standard four-function calculator which will be supplied by the testing office.
Know This: The language used in the study guides, the test bulletins, and on the tests themselves is generally very formal, very academic sounding, and very intimidating. If you’re familiar with the language before you test, then you’ve already dealt with these issues, and you’re ready to do your best on the test.
The Tutoring and Learning Center (Library 300)
Know This: Are these all of the rules associated with Accuplacer? No, there are many more. Pay attention to your room proctor.
Question 1: Select the best version of the underlined part of the sentence. The first choice is the same as the original.
1. Ms. Rose planning to teach a course in biology next summer.
b) are planning
c) with a plan
Question 2: You are asked to rewrite a sentence in your mind. You will be told how to begin your new sentence. Your new sentence should be well written and should have essentially the same meaning as the original sentence.
Rewrite, beginning with “She was often interviewed…”
The next words should be
a) on account of she was
b) by her being
c) because she was
d) being as she was
Question 3: Reading Comprehension. You will read a statement or passage and then choose the best answer to the question. Answer the question on the basis of what is stated or implied in the passage
There are two types of pottery that I do. There is production pottery – mugs, tableware – the kinds of things that sell easily. These pay for my time to do the other work, which is more creative and satisfies my needs as an artist.
The author of the passage implies that
a) artists have a tendency to waste valuable time
b) creativity and mass production are incompatible
c) most people do not appreciate good art
d) pottery is not produced by creative artists
4. In other questions, two underlined sentences are followed by a question or statement. Choose the best answer to the question, or the best completion of the statement.
The Midwest is experiencing its worst drought in fifteen years.
Corn and soybean prices are expected to be very high this year.
What does the second sentence do?
a) It restates the idea found in the first.
b) It states an effect.
c) It gives an example.
d) It analyzes the statement made in the first.
The Five Characteristics:
Some schools require each student to participate in an organized school sport chosen by the student. People at these schools argue that athletics is an important part of the educational experience and that there should be a rule requiring participation. Others argue that students should be free to decide whether or not they wish to participate in organized school sports.
Write an essay for a classroom instructor in which you take a position on whether or not participation in organized school athletics should be required. Be sure to defend your position with logical arguments and appropriate examples.
The Accuplacer will test your knowledge of
1. 10 + 3 =
- squaring binomials
- factoring polynomials
2. 2x + 3x + y =
b) 5x + y
c) 5(x + y)
d) 6x + y
3. If the 1st and 3rd terms of a geometric sequence are 3 and 27 respectively, then the 2nd term could be
Your scores will be available in about twenty minutes.
Math retake $20
Writing retake $20
Reading retake $10
Tests cannot be taken more than twice in 120 days. You must present the score reports from previous tests in order to retake Accuplacer.
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