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Civics / US Gov

with Phil Wormuth

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What is the American Dream?  Explore a series of real-life, U.S. historical case studies that chronicle a variety of groups and individuals in their quest to achieve social justice and equal treatment under the law.  Learn about how the US government works to create laws and how your voice matters when we can participate in our governing system.  Discuss, research, and write about the roots of US social history and government. 

Students earn a high school credit in Civics / US Government for completion of this course.

Please call us to register for this class:  207-422-4794.

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HiSET Math

with Trudy Martin

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Learn new math skills and brush up on the basics in order to pass the HiSET Math test.  Work with your instructor to target any gaps in your math knowledge and learn new skills.  The HiSET math includes: number operations, measurement, geometry, data analysis, probability, and algebra. In addition to math skills, we focus on test taking skills and breaking down math and test anxiety. 

A little about the HiSET math test:
The HiSET math test is 50 multiple choice questions; you have 90 minutes to complete the test.  We provide a calculator, a formula sheet, and scrap paper and pencils.  You can take the HiSET on paper or on the computer.  Most people prefer taking the test on computer. You receive your score immediately on the computer. It can take up to two weeks to get your scores if you take the test on paper.

All students take practice tests before taking the official HiSET tests; there is no cost for taking the HiSET in Maine.

This class is for our high school completion program.  Please contact us for registration information @ 207-422-4794.

 

 

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Phenomena: Intriguing True Stories

with Phil Wormuth

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Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction! Read about some unexplained, natural occurances in the world.

Spark your curiosity by reading a series of high-interest, nonfiction stories and articles designed to enlighten and entertain while increasing your reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. These stories have often been called "unbelievable" until you learn the details.

Earn diploma credits or prepare for the HiSET with this reading- and writing-intensive course. 

Please call our office for more information if you are interested in participating in this class: 422-4794.

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HiSET Reading and Writing

with Phil Wormuth

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Fine tune your reading and writing skills for both of these HiSET tests. 

The HiSET Reading test includes a variety of non-fiction, informational texts.  Test questions will focus on reading comprehension, interpretation, and analysis.  In class, we target building skills for identifying main ideas, support details, organizational styles, and vocabulary.  Class discussions will help you develop skills in interpreting different writing styles.

The HiSET Writing test requires you to write an essay and answer multiple choice questions centered on editing and revising sentences.  The multiple-choice section includes spelling, grammar, punctuation, and sentence organization.

Whether you think of yourself of a beginner writer or an accomplished writer, we can help you fine tune your writing for HiSET success. We focus on the writing process: developing your thoughts, creating a draft, editing, and revising.  As you edit your writing, you will also review rules of writing for the multiple-choice section of the test.

We will also talk about and practice test taking strategies and overcoming test anxiety.

Details of the HiSET Reading test: 65 minutes - this is the shortest HiSET test. There are 50 multiple-choice questions.

Details of the HiSET Writing test: 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete 60 multiple choice questions and write an argumentative essay.  The essay requires you to respond to a question (giving your opinion) comparing two articles.

This class is for our high school completion program.  Please contact us for registration information @ 207-422-4794.

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College Transitions College Readiness

with Ander Thebaud

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Take the mystery and worry out of applying to and thriving in the college environment.  Our College Transitions program helps you build a strong foundation of skills to support your college success.
College Readiness topics include: time management, study skills, navigating a college campus, campus resources, organizational skills, admission & financial aid information.
Weekly classes incorporate active discussion, guest speakers, personal surveys, and written work.  College Transitions has a proven record of helping students learn how to overcome challenges faced by new college students and helping them succeed.

Please call us for more information: 207-422-4794. College Readiness is one course in our no cost College Transitions program. Students can attend in person or on Zoom; you do not have to enroll at UMA in order to take our College Transitions courses.

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College Transitions English

with Nate Berger

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College Transitions English focuses on sharpening your writing and reading comprehension for college level courses. Develop writing skills necessary for short answer responses, essays, and research papers.

An emphasis is placed on the writing process: outlining, drafts, rewriting, and editing to a final copy. Fine tune your grammar and punctuation while developing your writing style and organization. Build your critical reading skills to pick out main ideas, arguments and common themes in college level readings. 

Nate Berger also teaches college writing at UMA and ELL classes. 

Please call us for more information: 207-422-4794. CT English is one course in our no cost College Transitions program. Students can attend in person or on Zoom; you do not have to enroll at UMA in order to take our College Transitions courses.  Students are welcome from across the state.

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