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​COMPASS Workshops

To register for the COMPASS workshops, please visit the Learning Enrichment main office in North 109.

Deadline to register is the day BEFORE the workshops. 

The fee for non-students is $50.00, which is payable ONLY by money order made out to UTB-Learning Enrichment in North 109. Students can attend one or more of the workshops.

For more information, please call 882-8208. Office hours are Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please contact Testing Office for testing dates at 956-882-8875.

COMPASS WORKSHOPS SUMMER 1 Schedule

All workshops will be held in Mary Rose Cardenas North Hall (MRCN).

 

Mon July 15
​9:00-11:00 11:30-1:30​ 2:00-4:00​
Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop 3
​MRCN 231 ​Reading ​Reading ​Reading
​MRCN 233 Math ​Math ​Math
​MRCN 216 ​Writing ​Writing ​Writing

 

Tues July 16​ ​9:00-11:00 11:30-1:30​ 2:00-4:00​
Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop 3
​MRCN 231 ​Reading ​Reading ​Reading
​MRCN 233 Math ​Math ​Math
​MRCN 216 ​Writing ​Writing ​Writing

 

Wed July 17
​9:00-11:00 11:30-1:30​ 2:00-4:00​
Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop 3
​MRCN 231 ​Reading ​Reading ​Reading
​MRCN 233 Math ​Math ​Math
​MRCN 216 ​Writing ​Writing ​Writing

 

The workshops will cover the following topics. students should attend the three series in each area in order to cover all compass objectives!

 


SUBJECT TOPICS
​Workshop 1 ​Reading ​Main Ideas, Supporting Details & Context Clues
​Writing​ General introduction, brainstorming techniques, essay outline examples and introduction-conclusion correlation
​Math ​Numerical Skills & Pre-Algebra
​Workshop 2 Reading ​Author's Purpose, Fact & Opinion, Study Skills & Organization
​Writing ​Review of Session 1, typical errors and ways to avoid them, practice paragraph, take-home writing prompts
(Attendees are encouraged to work on an essay and to visit the Writing Lab)
​Math ​Algebra
​Workshop 3 ​Reading ​Critical Reasoning, Terms, Evaluating Written Material & Exercises
Writing​ ​Review of Session 2, take-home writing prompt review, mock COMPASS essay, overview of essay mistakes, comparison of the take-home essay and the mock essay
​Math ​College Algebra, Geometry & Trigonometry
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