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We are considering a registration fee that covers the book price and any other needed supplies and a registration deadline. We are only considering this so that there is a level of commitment from the students that has not been there in the past. We do not want to charge much more than the book would cost simply because of the financial constraints on a lot of our students. Of course, these are all things that we are going to have to get approval for on several levels, but we believe this would be our best course of action because we have had low turnout in the past when a fee was not required. Also, we would like to commit to making this a 3-4 week involved program instead of just a couple of brief workshops in order to make it worth while for our students. PRAXIS is currently the only test we are focusing on so we can put a little more time into it in our office.

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Brianne Parker
Director, Learning Assistance Centers
Coastal Carolina University
843-349-6536


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From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of VERA MAYES
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 2:13 PM
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Subject: Re: Board Prep

Will you be charging students for the extra workshops?

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From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Brianne Parker
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 2:01 PM
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Subject: Re: Board Prep

We are actually starting workshops here using our math lab and writing center staff for the PRAXIS. We are in the planning stages, but we have such qualified tutors and professional staff, that we are keeping things in house. We are looking at requiring a prep workbook to do practice tests and getting the students involved in both large group sessions to perform big picture preparation and tasks and then more individualized work with, for example, writing center consultants to discuss problems with responses to a practice prompt for the writing portion of the test. If anyone has any suggestions on getting started, we would be happy to hear about them.


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Brianne Parker
Director, Learning Assistance Centers
Coastal Carolina University
843-349-6536


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From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Kremen, Phyllis
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 1:46 PM
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Subject: Re: Board Prep

We are looking into the Princeton Review to establish us as a test prep
center

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From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lorraine Pecchia
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 1:45 PM
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Subject: Board Prep

Hello colleagues.  As a Learning Specialist at a small University, I am
seeing an increasing number of students who are enrolled in
pre-professional programs preparing for Board Exams.  You name it -
certification, licensure, grad school, med school, pharmacy, etc. -
PRAXIS, LSAT, MCAT, NCLEX, COMLEX, PCAT, GRE, CPT, ATC, DPT, etc.  We
offer many health sciences, life sciences, medical, and liberal arts
majors.  I know programs like Kaplan are effective (and expensive and
time-intensive).  HERE are my questions:  

1.  Does anyone offer a Test Prep kind of course on their college
campus taught by college faculty?  
2.  Does anyone require such a course for certain majors?
3.  Does anyone contract with an outside service group like Kaplan to
offer a Test Prep course to be taught on their campus?

Any ideas or suggestions you may have will be appreciated.  Thank you.




Lorraine Shire Pecchia, M.S.Ed., LPC
Learning Specialist, Learning Assistance Services
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychology
University of New England
11 Hills Beach Road
Biddeford, Maine  04005
phone 207-602-2398
fax 207-602-5975
email [log in to unmask]

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