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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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Styles of Literature

with Phil Wormuth

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Whether you love to read or don't read very often, you'll find a style of writing that catches your attention.

Read a collection of high-interest texts to discover how writers carefully craft their works in compelling and dramatic ways.In addition to reading a vaiery of styles, you will write a number of short papers to develop your own style of writing fiction and non-fiction.

What's your favorite reading? In class, you'll explore a verity of genres (styles): Action and adventure, allegory, articles, autobiography, biography, drama, diary/memoir, fiction, horror, letters, non-fiction, poetry, satire, science-fiction, speeches...

When completing this course, participants can earn one high school level English credit.

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

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Get Ready for College Statistics – Online

with Trudy Martin

Feb
27

Next session: February 27th to April 30th, 2024

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Contact our office to register at 422-4794 or email adultedinfo@rsu24.org 

Prepare for college statistics with our unique online course! Get a head start on learning the terms, symbols, and graphing calculator. This online course is for students who have placed into college statistics or those who are retaking the class.

Class will meet weekly on Zoom. Delayed viewing is available on an individual basis. Students will need a laptop, tablet or desktop (not a phone) with a camera and microphone, as well as high speed internet. Ideally, students will either have a TI-83 or 84 calculator to use or online statistical software. Outside homework will be given: expect 2-3 hours of homework a week outside of class. Students need recent assessment scores, which can be taken with us. No class April 16, 2024.

If you have questions before registering, email Trudy at tmartin@rsu24.org

No cost for former College Transitions students.
Contact our office to register at 422-4794 or email adultedinfo@rsu24.org 

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