Current Students

Check out what’s happening this week (and next) in the Weekly Bulletin.

New this year – a dedicated Study Hall for ASN students. Here’s the Fall Study Hall schedule: Study Hall

The Fall 2014 Calendar is here – check it out now and mark important dates on your calendar. Fall Calendar

TUTORING and writing support is available in many forms:

 

1) Drop-In Tutoring at the Disability Resource Center (B 132) starts on Tuesday, Sept. 30. Math and English tutoring is available at the DRC on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Stop by the DRC and check it out! Other drop-in tutoring is available across campus; you can find details here: Drop-In Tutoring schedules.

2) The Writing Lab  can help you with class assignments, college applications, resumes and more. You can drop in during business hours, or make an appointment. Check their page for all the details, and be sure to make use of this valuable resource. (D204)

3) The Math Lab is open for drop-in tutoring and for appointments. There is a Quiet Study room close by: no talking is allowed in this room, however, access to the tutors in the main Math Lab area is only a door away.

4) A Study Skills Coach will be available during fall, winter, and spring quarter in D204 on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 – 2:00pm!. Bring your questions about note taking, test taking, time management, test anxiety … or anything else you want to discuss.

5) E-Tutoring is available in the following subjects; find out more & log in here: E-Tutoring:

  • Accounting
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Engineering (Circuits & Digital Systems)
  • Math (Developmental through Calculus)
  • Microsoft Office
  • Physics
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Web Development (xHTML, CSS, and Adobe Dreamweaver)
  • Writing

6) If you have Early Referral for Tutoring as an accommodation, apply for a tutor right away! You will be contacted by an individual tutor during the third week of the quarter. Be sure to use the tutoring resources above in the meantime. You will need to provide at least 3 days and times that you are available on a regular basis for tutoring, and also provide two good ways to contact you. Be sure to watch for a phone call, text or email from the tutor to set up your first appointment. (Note: you do not need an instructor signature if you have this accommodation.)

Study Skills:

links from TRIO find them here

COMPASS Testing or Re-testing Preparation

Things to know BEFORE you take the COMPASS:

Accommodations are available. The COMPASS is not timed, however, other accommodations, such as using pencil and paper, listening to questions, and a quiet testing area are examples of accommodations. To take the assessment with accommodations, you will need to make an appointment with the Disability Resource Center in B132 first.

Information on taking the COMPASS at BC: http://bellevuecollege.edu/enrollment/assessment/testing

General information on taking the COMPASS: http://www.act.org/compass/student/index.html
Test Taking Tips: http://www.act.org/compass/student/tips.html

Online Practice:

Math: http://www.act.org/compass/sample/math.html
Reading: http://www.act.org/compass/sample/reading.html

PDF Paper Practice:

Math (Numeric Skills): http://www.act.org/compass/sample/pdf/numerical.pdf
Math (College Algebra): http://www.act.org/compass/sample/pdf/geometry.pdf
English (Reading): http://www.act.org/compass/sample/pdf/reading.pdf

ESL COMPASS Online Practice:

Listening: http://www.act.org/compass/tests/esl/listening1.html
Reading: http://www.act.org/compass/tests/esl/reading1.html
Grammar: http://www.act.org/compass/tests/esl/grammar1.html

Would you like to be placed in a higher math and/or English class? You may be able to retake the COMPASS assessment exam for placement into a higher math or English class! Consider retesting if you fall within the following categories.

  • You were assessed into Math 097 or below and/or you were assessed into English 073

Be sure to ask for (and use) testing accommodations if you need them.

(thanks to our friends at TRIO for this great information)

The 4 P’s of Success:

from Multicultural Services read it here