Welcome to the Garrett College Online Writing/Reading Refresher Course.
Garrett College's free, self-paced, Online Refresher Courses are designed to help students brush-up on skills in various content areas.
To navigate through this Online Refresher Course, click on the tabs at the top of this page. Within each tab, you will find a variety of notes, resources, tips, skills, etc. to help you increase or refresh your knowledge in that area. Read and work through as much of the content as possible to gain the most benefit from this refresher.
At the end of this course, visit the "Quiz" tab to assess your newly acquired knowledge.
For the content areas of Math and English/Reading, Refresher Courses can be used as a way to prepare for the Accuplacer Placement Test, either before an initial test attempt or following an unsatisfactory attempt. **If you are a student wishing to re-take the MATH placement test, you are REQUIRED to complete the quiz. An advisor will be able to view your score upon completion to determine retest eligibility.
What is a Refresher Course?
Garrett College offers two types of Refresher Courses: face-to-face and online. Courses are designed to help students improve content-related skills and knowledge. For the content areas of Math and English/Reading, Refresher Courses also help improve course placements before the student’s first semester.
Who should take a Refresher Course?
Information on Placement Testing at Garrett College
Garrett College utilizes Accuplacer Next Generation testing platform for Math and English/Reading placement purposes. Students that do not meet one of the placement exemptions are required to complete the placement assessment prior to registering for classes. If a student is unsatisfied with placement results, he or she may retest after completing an academic intervention method, such as a Refresher Course.