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0235 Accuplacer Preparation (Reading And Grammar)

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 11:45 AM-2:00 PM
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Instructor(s): Elizabeth Greason

This class will help you to improve your performance on the Sentence Skills and Reading Comprehension sections of the ACCUPLACER test, which is required by SMCC. We will learn reading strategies and grammar related to advanced sentence structure. Prerequisite: Reading/Writing 200 level and comput...

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0340.2 Algebra A

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Alain Nkulu

Algebra A introduces students to integer operations, solving equations, and graphing....

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0340.1 Algebra A

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): David Sherman

Algebra A introduces students to integer operations, solving equations, and graphing....

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0345 Algebra B

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 2:45 PM-5:15 PM
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Instructor(s): Adrian Ayotte

This course covers topics such as systems of equations, exponents, and quadratic functions. The textbook is the same book used in Algebra A....

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0117 Citizenship, Beginning Level

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 11:45 AM-2:00 PM
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Instructor(s): Mary Bloom

This course will prepare students to take the U.S. citizenship exam. Topics include U.S. history and government, and reading and writing vocabulary needed to pass the exam. The class is designed for students ESOL 3 and below and who have been in this country for 4 years or longer....

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0230.1 College Writing Workshop

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): Elizabeth Greason

This top-level English course helps students to create focused, well-developed essays and presentations, so that they will be ready for college. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills, Reading/Writing 200, and a teacher recommendation....

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0214.2 ESOL Writing Workshop

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Arline Saturdayborn

This course is designed to give intermediate readers extra support as they improve their writing skills. Students are expected to submit repeated drafts of writings. Prerequisite: ESOL 4, 5, Reading/Writing 101, or permission of the instructor....

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0214.1 ESOL Writing Workshop

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): Arline Saturdayborn

This course is designed to give intermediate readers extra support as they improve their writing skills. Students are expected to submit repeated drafts of writings. Prerequisite: ESOL 4, 5, Reading/Writing 101, or permission of the instructor....

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0170 Grammar Intensive

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Heather Moore Wood

This course is for non-native English speakers at the Language Arts level who need advanced grammar instruction in order to improve their writing. Through weekly writing assignments, students learn passive voice verbs, gerunds and infinitives, articles, and correct ways to join sentences. Prerequisi...

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0320.1 Math Basics

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): Maryann Kurdyla

Math Basics will help students become comfortable solving problems with whole numbers, and strengthen a studentís number sense....

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0330.1 Math Concepts: Geometry And Ratios

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 11:45 AM-2:15 PM
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Instructor(s): David Millard

This course explores shapes, angles, perimeter, area and volume. Students will develop ratio and proportional thinking in addition to reinforcing fraction and percent skills....

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0330.2 Math Concepts: Geometry And Ratios

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): David Sherman

This course explores shapes, angles, perimeter, area and volume. Students will develop ratio and proportional thinking in addition to reinforcing fraction and percent skills....

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0325.1 Math Essentials: Benchmarks And Fractions

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 11:45 AM-2:15 PM
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Instructor(s): David Sherman

This course will help students understand common fractions, decimals and percents so they can actually use them within their day-to-day life. Fraction equivalencies as well as math operations with fractions will be covered....

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0325.2 Math Essentials: Benchmarks And Fractions

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Maryann Kurdyla

This course will help students understand common fractions, decimals and percents so they can actually use them within their day-to-day life. Fraction equivalencies as well as math operations with fractions will be covered....

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0335.2 Math Essentials: Decimals

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Jill Gorneau

This course is designed for students to work with numbers less than one using many hands-on activities....

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0335.1 Math Essentials: Decimals

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 11:45 AM-2:15 PM
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Instructor(s): Jill Gorneau

This course is designed for students to work with numbers less than one using many hands-on activities....

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001321 Money Management

Fridays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:15 AM
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Instructor(s): PAE Staff

For students looking to learn about financial literacy, this class covers the basics of developing a budget, creating a savings plan, setting financial goals, and repairing poor credit. The class is designed to help recently arrived immigrants and refugees....

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001321.2 Money Management

Fridays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:15 AM
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Instructor(s): PAE Staff

For students looking to learn about saving money, this class covers the reasons that saving money is so important, including security and safety and trying to plan ahead for major expenses. The class is designed to help recently arrived immigrants and refugees....

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0155 Pronunciation, Beginning

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
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Instructor(s): Marta Greenlaw

In this class, students improve pronunciation and learn how to speak with a clearer American accent. The speech therapy-trained teacher uses fun exercises to help students learn how to be understood while conversing in English....

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0210.1 Reading/Writing 100: Argument Text

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): Michelle Perry

Students will read and write argument texts, working to improve their vocabulary, reading comprehension, summarizing, speaking, and writing with clear, correct sentences and paragraphs....

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0210.2 Reading/Writing 100: Argument Text

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Megan Hevenor

Students will read and write argument texts, working to improve their vocabulary, reading comprehension, summarizing, speaking, and writing with clear, correct sentences and paragraphs....

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0220 Reading/Writing 200: Argument Text

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): PAE Staff

Students will study argument texts (through reading, writing, and speaking), learning how to write persuasive essays and how to analyze and respond to books and articles. This is a good pre-HiSet course. Requirement: Basic computer skills....

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0220.1 Reading/Writing 200: Argument Text

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): PAE Staff

Students will study argument texts (through reading, writing, and speaking), learning how to write persuasive essays and how to analyze and respond to books and articles. This is a good pre-HiSet course. Requirement: Basic computer skills....

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0129 Readings In Science

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 2:30 PM-5:15 PM
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Instructor(s): Elizabeth Miller

Students will learn about the concepts and vocabulary of basic scientific areas. We will practice the reading skills needed for passing the HiSET test or earning an adult high school diploma. Prerequisite: ESOL 5, or Reading/Writing 100 or higher....

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0415 Social Studies Current

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 11:45 AM-2:00 PM
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Instructor(s): Heather Moore Wood

Students will read, summarize, and analyze news articles and learn oral presentation skills. This is a ìhybridî course; half of the work will be done in-class, and at least 5 hours per week will be completed online, outside of class hours. By completing 10 hours per week (5 in class & 5 on comput...

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87914 U.S. History

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Elizabeth Miller

Students will learn about the history of the United States, from the writing of the Constitution through recent times. Students will also study map skills, government, and current events, while practicing the skills needed to earn an adult high school diploma. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ...

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