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.

Workshops Dates

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 Chart
 DayTimeCourse CodeLocation
July 24 Wednesday 2 to 5 p.m. CPC-588-204 Building F, Room F224
August 7 Wednesday 2 to 5 p.m. CPC-588-205 Building F, Room F224
August 17 Saturday 12 to 3 p.m. CPC-588-206 Building F, Room F224
September 7 Wednesday 2 to 5 p.m. CPC-588-301 Building G, Room G226
September 21 Wednesday 2 to 5 p.m. CPC-588-302 Building G, Room G226
October 5 Wednesday 2 to 5 p.m. CPC-588-303 Building G, Room G226
October 19 Wednesday 2 to 5 p.m. CPC-588-304 Building G, Room G226
November 2 Wednesday 2 to 5 p.m. CPC-588-305 Building G, Room G226
November 16 Wednesday 2 to 5 p.m. CPC-588-306 Building G, Room G226
November 23 Wednesday 2 to 5 p.m. CPC-588-307 Building G, Room G226
December 14 Wednesday 2 to 5 p.m. CPC-588-308 Building G, Room G226
English Workshops Chart
 DayTimeCourse CodeLocation
July 18 Thursday 2 to 4 p.m. CPC-589-203 Building G, Room G220
August 1 Thursday 2 to 4 p.m. CPC-589-204 Building G, Room G220
August 8 Thursday 2 to 4 p.m. CPC-589-205 Building G, Room G220
September 18 Wednesday 12 to 2 p.m. CPC-589-301 Building G, Room G224
September 25 Thursday 2 to 4 p.m. CPC-589-302 Building G, Room G224
October 2 Thursday 2 to 4 p.m. CPC-589-303 Building G, Room G224
October 9 Thursday 2 to 4 p.m. CPC-589-304 Building G, Room G224
October 16 Thursday 2 to 4 p.m. CPC-589-305 Building G, Room G224
October 23 Thursday 2 to 4 p.m. CPC-589-306 Building G, Room G224
November 6 Thursday 2 to 4 p.m. CPC-589-307 Building G, Room G224
November 13 Thursday 2 to 4 p.m. CPC-589-308 Building G, Room G224
November 20 Thursday 2 to 4 p.m. CPC-589-309 Building G, Room G224
December 4 Thursday 2 to 4 p.m. CPC-589-310 Building G, Room G224

Reading Workshops

Currently none available.