Placement Testing Review Workshops

The workshops described on this page review the basic math, English, and reading concepts needed when taking placements tests at Elgin Community College. These workshops are optional and non-credit.

Workshop summaries:

  • Math: Review basic and intermediate algebra.
  • English: This workshop discusses how to write a 400-word essay on a topic that will be given to you. Your placement will be assessed on how well you develop, organize, and support the topic of your essay. Your placement also depends on your understanding of form, variety of sentence structure, and correct grammar.
  • Reading: Review the skills needed to read a passage and answer questions accurately. The workshop will also cover the test design as well as the main idea, vocabulary in context, transitions, and paragraph patterns.

To register for a workshop:

  1. Complete the non-credit form and take it to Registration (Building B, Room B105, 847-214-7393).
  2. Pay the $10 fee at Student Accounts (Building B, Room B166, 847-214-7380) by cash, check, or charge.

Please note:

  • These workshops are open only to ECC students or individuals who plan to enroll at ECC.
  • You must pre-register; see above.
  • No refunds.
  • Receipt of payment must be brought to the class.

ECC reserves the right to cancel workshops due to low enrollment. Class will be canceled if less than 5 students are enrolled. You will be refunded only if classes are canceled. Dates, times and rooms are subject to change.

Math Workshops


Wednesdays from 2 to 5 p.m.
DateCourse CodeLocation
May 11* CPC-588-109 Building G, Room G226
June 5 CPC-588-201 Building F, Room F210
June 26 CPC-588-202 Building F, Room F224
July 10 CPC-588-203 Building F, Room F224
July 24 CPC-588-204 Building F, Room F224
August 7 CPC-588-205 Building F, Room F224
August 17* CPC-588-206 Building F, Room F224
* Classes CPC-588-109 and CPC-588-206 will be held on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m.

English Workshops


Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m.
DateCourse CodeLocation
May 9* CPC-589-105 Building G, Room G226
June 13 CPC-589-201 Building G, Room G220
June 20 CPC-589-202 Building G, Room G220
July 18 CPC-589-203 Building G, Room G220
August 1 CPC-589-204 Building G, Room G220
August 8 CPC-589-205 Building G, Room G220
*Class will be held on Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Reading Workshops


Currently none available.