PREP Resource Page

The resources on this webpage have been developed to help you prepare for the TSI placement test, so that you can be placed at the best course level for your math, reading, and writing skill level. In this way you will not enroll for classes that are not necessary nor into classes that are too difficult.

These web-based exercises are supplemental to help you refresh your knowledge while working on your own, and you can also meet with a PREP advisor for individualized face to face assistance. Access the PREP advisor at the campus nearest you through the "Contact Us" option below. We wish you success in all your endeavors.


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 Math Resources

Math Resources contains a list of Beginning to Advanced practice sample questions. Check out the "Interactive Lessons" tab on this page for a more engaging approach to learning.


Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Algebra 

Study Skills for Mathematics

TSI Mathematics Sample Test Questions - (PDF)


 Reading Resources

The Reading Resources tab contains sample questions and Online content to improve your reading skills. Check out the "Interactive Lessons" tab on this page for additional resources.


TSI Reading Sample Test Questions - (PDF)

Reading Worksheet Activity - Author's Purpose - (PDF)

Reading Quiz - Author's Purpose - (PDF)


Answer Keys

Reading Worksheet Activity - Author's Purpose - (PDF)

Reading Quiz - Author's Purpose - (PDF)


 Writing Resources

This tab features Writing Resources that contain sample test practice questions to improve your writing skills. For additional resources, remember to check out our "Interactive Lessons" section on this page.


TSI Writing Sample Test Questions - (PDF)

PURDUE Online Writing Lab

 Interactive Lessons

Interactive Learning can be "Fun", "Educational" and "Engaging." To access our Interactive Lessons, you will need to use a web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome with the latest updates. If one browser does not work for you, simply try another. You will be required to log on to the Blackboard Course Management System. Please follow the instructions below.


Before you click on the following link, you will be required to enter the following information.   Blackboard link:  


     EPCC Username: Example:  hzar47IL                                                                

     Password:  Banner Pin         (001014) possibly your date of birth (MMDDYY). Month, Day and last two digits of the year you were born.


Note: If you cannot remember your Username or Password/Banner Pin, please call our EPCC Helpdesk at 915-831-6440.


Once you log in, click on the "PREP - Resource_Page" to access content. Please read "Instructions - Accessing Online Interactive Lessons" below.


Instructions - Accessing Online Interactive Lessons - (PDF)


 Contact Us

If you feel you need personal assistance, please make an appointment with one of our PREP advisor's nearest you. Simply click on the link below and a PREP advisor will be happy to assist you.

Contact Us

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Helpful Resources

PREP has compiled these helpful web links to help get you to the right places with the click of a button. To get started, simply click on the link of your choice.



Counseling Services

Financial Aid


Online New Student Orientation


Testing Services

Tutorial Services