Black Mathematician

Famous Black Mathematicians

“The colour of the skin is in no way connected with strength of the mind or intellectual powers.” -Benjamin Ban

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Math Placement Test

Reviewing for VPT Math

  • The importance of reviewing material that you previously studied cannot be over emphasized. The VPT Math site provides supplemental study materials for the Math Placement Test.
  • The placement test is not an admissions test or an aptitude test.
  • The test measures how well you demonstrate skills. Your score indicates the courses you are prepared to take.
  • Not reviewing before taking the placement test could possibly place you in a course that is lower than your actual skill level, delaying your math sequence by one or more semesters, costing you time and money.
  • Starting your review process early will give you time to practice, so you will hopefully feel more confident in doing your best on the placement test.
  • The VPT Math may also test your pre-calculus knowledge if you demonstrate sufficient skills on Units 0 through 9. This portion of the test will determine if you have the necessary math skills to enroll in calculus courses such as MTH 271 or MTH 173.

Retest Policy

  • One retest is allowed within 12 months of the initial attempt on the Math Virginia Placement Test.
  • If the 12 month retest period expires and the student still has not registered for a math course, the student may test again and retest one more time within the next 12 months start over.
  • Once you enroll in a Math course (including developmental), you may not retest.
  • Test scores are valid for five years.
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English Placement Test

Reviewing for VPT English

  • The importance of reviewing material that you previously studied cannot be over emphasized.
  • The placement test is not an admissions test or an aptitude test.
  • The test measures how well you demonstrate skills. Your score indicates the courses you are prepared to take.
  • Not reviewing before taking the placement test could possibly place you in a course that is lower than your actual skill level, costing you time and money.
  • Starting your review process early will give you enough time to practice so that you can feel confident doing your best on the placement test.

Retest Policy

  • One retest is allowed within 12 months of the initial attempt on the English Virginia Placement Test.
  • If you retake the VPT English, your official placement will be determined by the highest essay and multiple choice scores from both of your tests. This may be higher than what is shown on the score sheet from your retest, so it is critical that you meet with your counselor or advisor before registering for English classes.
  • Once you enroll in an English course (including developmental), you may not retest.
  • Test scores are valid for five years.
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Testing Center Hours

Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m-8:00 p.m

Placement Test Cutoff will be 6:00 pm, ELI and Faculty Make up cutoff will be 7:00 pm

Friday    8:30 a.m-4:00 p.m

Placement Test Cutoff will be 2:00, Eli and Faculty Make up will be 3:00 pm

Saturday 8:30 a.m-3:30 p.m

Placement Test Cutoff will be 1:30 pm, ELI  and Faculty Make up cutoff will be 2:30 pm

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Welcome to 2018!

  Welcome to the new year.  As the previous year draws to an end, the New Year brings in a lot of hope and good wishes. Apart from the confetti, fireworks and champagne, I hope this new year brings you more than you could have ever dreamed of. The New Year 2018 is a fresh start with new opportunities; welcome them with the outstretched arms.

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Holiday 2017 Schedule

           

          Monday, Wednesday

             8:30  – 5:00 p.m.

           Tuesday

          8:30- 4:00 p.m.

           Thursday

             8:30- 12:00 noon

                                       Closed: Dec 22, 2017 –  Jan 2, 2018

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How to Survive Final Exams

Developing a positive mindset can act as motivational boosters and fight exam stress. There are ways you can encourage your brain to adopt this attitude to help you produce outstanding exam results:

1. Plan your Success Strategy

The final examinations are condensed into a few weeks. Once you start, it’s difficult to structure your preparation time. It’s crucial that you have a study schedule planned previously, bearing in mind the time you have available as well as the subjects you need to study.

2. Actively Review your Study Notes

Don’t just study the topics you have covered most recently. Finals exams include questions related to the entire subject and the exam questions will assess the overall ability of the student.

It’s important to master the foundation of the subject by covering introductory theory before advancing to deeper topics. Flashcards can help you understand key definitions and terms to build your base knowledge. Using these study aids will also allow you to quickly review your notes before the exams.

3. Reduce the Clutter

If you have to study previous topics again as well as cover new areas, you will start to wonder where you will get the time. The key is to reduce. Yes, you read that correctly, reduce. This does not mean that you should remove topics or paragraphs at random. You should find a way to reduce the volume of what you have to study without harming your level of knowledge.

The key is to use Mind Maps. The trick with mind mapping is to use keywords and logically relate them in a way that your brain is capable of filling in the gaps. Your brain should be capable of developing a paragraph with sense for every node or keyword outlined in the map. Create Mind Maps with the free GoConqr tool, it’s free!

https://www.goconqr.com/en/examinetime

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Testing Center Closed, 23 Jan 2018

   The Testing Center will be closed on January 23, 2018 for ADA training with Disability Services.  We will reopen on January 24, 2018, at 8:30 a.m.

 

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Early Closing January 8th

Due to expected inclement weather, the testing center is closing at 1:00. This is consistent with all of Northern Virginia Community College Campuses.

We do apologize for the inconvenience.      

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Thanksgiving Break Schedule

November 20, 2017

8:30- 8:00 p.m.

November 21, 2017

8:30 – 8:00 p.m.

November 22, 2017

8:30-12:00 p.m.

November 23- 25th

CLOSED

http://www.nvcc.edu/alexandria/testing/index.html

 

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