27 Jun, 2021 06:39 PM

So remediation classes?

Okay so I took the compass test at Snead state and I did terrible I feel so stupid :// I studied and everything and still did bad they said I can take it again for eight dollars and I am but what if I do bad again can someone tell me about remediation classes? Is it a load of crap? Is it a lot of money?? And how could I pass the compass test???? I need help fast :(( I want to start getting on with my career not wasting time in remediation classes help plz :)

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27 Jun, 2021 06:40 PM

The Compass (Computer Adaptive Placement and Support)  test sounds like a placement test administered to help you select a career path in a Community College. Generally they do not measure intelligence, just knowledge necessary for a career, so no need to feel stupid.    

Remediation classes would help you with the concepts you have missed but are necessary knowledge for the math, language and essay parts of the test.  You probably do not have the study skills necessary to prepare for the test, either   So you need help with study skills, math concepts and language, including essay writing, skills.  

You can take the remediation courses that will prepare you or you can purchase a Compass Test Preparation book and learn what you need to take the test on your own.  It's up to you which method you feel will help you the most.  If you are good at studying on your own then you could consider the test preparation method, but if you need someone to encourage you and show you how to do math problems (for example) then the classroom remediation classes would probably be your best bet. 

I did look at Snead community College and it looks legitimate, but it is closed now for summer break, so my advice would be to purchase the test preparation book (Amazon, any large bookstore) and see how it goes.  If you find it's not enough, then you can enroll in the fall and take the remediation classes. 

Either way, you cannot move forward without taking some action, so it's time to step up and take control of your life through education.  Consider this just a stumbling block that you will get past and don't give up. 

I wish you well and lots of success.  I hope you are able to get into the career you want and be successful at it.  Best wishes.

27 Jun, 2021 06:40 PM

Generally you can get remediation classes at a community college. Remediation classes help prepare you for regular classes. You may have gone to a school with a weak curriculum or wasn't motivated enough to do well in some areas.