LSS Representatives can provide an overview of LSS services in one of two ways:
Class visit - takes approximately ten minutes for the presentation
LSS tour - LSS staff use the same presentation, but you bring your class to the LSS Center.
LSS Program Manager or Learning Specialist are happy to come to your class to provide a 30-minute workshop in the following areas:
Our proofreading service, for which we ask the instructor to do the following:
Contact the program manager at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know if you intend to require proofreading.
Provide LSS with the assignment start date and due date. This helps us plan for the increased volume of documents.
Have an LSS representative come to your class to obtain applications and to briefly explain the grammar evaluation process to your students (10 minutes).
Make sure you understand our grammar evaluation process. You can find that information at Grammar Evaluation on the HCC web page.
Please encourage your students to make appointments to test. We do accept walk-in testers, but we give priority to students who make appointments.
Please note that instructors are responsible for
Initiating LSS test proctoring of their students. This includes completing the instructor testing form in advance of student testing. A student cannot simply walk in carrying a test.
Providing LSS with instructions regarding individual student accommodations.
Providing paper tests (when applicable) that are labeled with the course name and stapled (if the test contains multiple pages).
If you would like to send testing forms and tests electronically, we have a secure process. Just call our testing technician (4696) who can walk you through the process.
LSS provides a convenient drop box for testing instruction and tests. The box is located outside of room 338B.
LSS schedules testing appointments in time blocks of two or three hours in order to accommodate all classes (particularly at mid-term and final exam points in the semester).
LSS is not responsible for determining testing accommodations. Those accommodations are determined through Disability Services.
Students who receive tutoring must complete tutoring applications. LSS must also obtain instructor referrals for these students. We send the referral requests to you via email.
We do not tutor in the subject area of every course; however, we can and do provide proofreading and study skills assistance that can apply to every course. Therefore, there is the potential for a tutoring referral for almost every course at HCC.
LSS provides grammar evaluation services (proofreading). Students must complete tutoring applications for this help, and we must obtain referrals for this service as well.
LSS cannot help with homework. We can help with similar assignments and with concepts. This is dictated by community college system administrative code.
Haywood Community College conducts Accuplacer college placement testing through Student Services. The test consists of three sections and assesses a student’s achievement level in reading comprehension, sentence skills, and math. The Accuplacer test is not a timed test, and it is administered on a computer.
There is no fee for testing, and the Student Services provides testing on a regular schedule.
Khan Academy is a not-for-profit whose goal is to “provide a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.” Khan Academy provides thousands of short videos or mini-lectures, along with “step-by-step problems and instant data.”
This site contains review guides and sample tests for each section of the Accuplacer. These guides were prepared by English and math faculty at Valencia Community College for their students taking the Accuplacer.