Developmental Coursework

Developmental classes are designed to develop and strengthen students' academic skills. Your placement into a developmental class is determined by your COMPASS placement test scores which you took during the admissions process.

Basic Math I
An intensive review of arithmetic and an introduction to the concepts of elementary algebra. Emphasis is paced on developing learning strategies and controlling anxieties. Upon successful completion of Basic Math I, the student should be prepared to enter Basic Math II

Basic Math II
A brief review of arithmetic and intensive instruction in elementary algebra. Emphasis is placed on developing learning strategies and controlling anxieties. Upon successful completion of Basic Math II, the student should be prepared to enter Applied Mathematics for Business, Introduction to Technical Mathematics, Elements of Mathematics I or Preparatory Mathematics.

Basic Writing
Provides intensive practice in the process of writing, in sentence structure and punctuation, and in correct written expression. Upon successful completion of Basic Writing, the student should be prepared to enter English Composition I.

College Reading and Study Skills
Continued practice of comprehension strategies with emphasis on textbook reading, and implementation of effective study strategies such as note taking, test taking and memory techniques.

Student Success Seminar
Acquisition of the skills, techniques, information, and strategies necessary to aid new students in their transition from high school or work to the college environment.

Smucker Learning Center
330-684-8960
Hours
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Summer:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
  • Saturday: closed

Fall:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Workshops

The University of Akron Wayne College

1901 Smucker Road, Orrville, OH 44667
Phone: 330-683-2010
Toll Free: 1-800-221-8308
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