healing sailboat crewI Love Sailing!my photo of Akaka Falls Big Island 2006

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
-- Teddy Roosevelt


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Nancilyn M. Burruss, M.S.

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Humanities Department 

Fall 2014

English 82
Sections

6032 & 6059

Behavioral Sciences Dept.

Human
Development 8
Section 2439


  


Industry & Technology Dept.


Summer 2011


Math Anxiety Workshop
Academic Strategies 40ab

AS40 (Math Anxiety) classes have been Cancelled due to Budget Cuts, but please feel free to explore the course website and helpful links above.

TEP Note: The El Camino College Teacher Education Program Cancelled due to Budget Cuts

click here
Check it out

Every Student should take Human Development 8:

What's so hot about HD10 & HD 8 ?

HD8-SECRETS TO SUCCESS IN SCHOOL & LIFE

The More You Learn,
The More You Earn!


THE LATEST NEWS
:

LINK TO THE LATEST OPEN CLASSES
http://www.elcamino.edu/searchclasses.html

LINK TO THE ECC WRITING CENTER HERE

 Check out the Award Winning
ECC Student Newspaper~
http://www.elcaminouniononline.com


Go to www.elcamino.edu Click on MyECC and go to the
New Student Online Orientation
There is a lot of great information for continuing students and instructors as well: Programs, Matriculation, Clubs, Services, etc.

ECC Online is our Web-based campus newsletter featuring the happenings around campus.
Just click on

http://www.elcamino.edu/newsletter/onlinenews.html and learn the 411 at El Camino College. You'll need your ECC login info to access this site!

check this out

Link to Financial Aid

NEW: Student Survival Web Links

Instructor Contact Info:

The best way to contact me is Email: nburruss@elcamino.edu
When sending an e-mail,
put your name and section # in the subject field.

ECC Voicemail only: 310-532-3670 ext 4404
Please leave a message that includes the purpose of your call.
Messages are normally checked a few times per week.
Leave your phone number twice & the best time to call you!

By Mail:
El Camino College
16007 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90506

Attn: Nancilyn Burruss/Humanities Dept.

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Office Hours:

NOTE: Part Time instructors do not have office hours in the Fall or Spring, only during Summer. If you are a student who must meet with your instructor outside of class, you may want to check if the person teaching your class is a full-time instructor with office hours before registering!

The Invisible Office:
For questions, remember to use your study buddies and on-campus tutoring services first!
I do want to make myself available to you if you need help from me.
Please contact me in class or by email for appointments.
Please contact me in advance.
 All appointment times must be confirmed by me!


Keep scrolling for this info below:

Personal Info & Help
(in Green)

Class Help
(in blue)

Cool Stuff
(in purple)


Keep scrolling ~ this is a long page!

Personal Information and Help

Suicide Help Online   Remember ~ I care!

 My Family in 2004

Learning Disabilities Association of America

 This nail polish trick could save your life or the life of someone else!

 From reducing stress to getting great discounts on Software at Collegebuys.org
A GREAT resource for Community College Students is the
Foundation for CA Community Colleges Website
http://www.foundationccc.org/Home/tabid/662/Default.aspx

 Click on this link for CAREER PLACEMENT SERVICES that include help with
    resumes, cover letters, interviewing skills, job placement, and more!
    http://www.elcamino.edu/studentservices/cps

There are constantly new INTERNSHIP LISTINGS available by clicking on
the Internships Link at
http://www.elcamino.edu/studentservices/cps

If
you're looking for something that is not on this site, you may
go to 204B in the Student
Services Bldg. These are exciting opportunities!

Student Comments about Human Development
classes!
If you're struggling with school, goals, &
organization
, a course like this may be just what you
need.

HOMELESS or BATTERED? Click on this link to a word doc 
with shelter information


More resources for help for the homeless and other needs

Homeless to Harvard ~ Times article

Stop Procrastinating Today! Check out this cool link from
www.onlineorganizing.com Content provided by OnlineOrganizing.com --
offering "a world of organizing solutions!" Visit www.onlineorganizing.com for organizing
products, free tips, a speakers bureau, get a referral for a Professional Organizer near you, or get some help starting and running your own organizing business.

  Never Give Up! Employ interdependence! Learn from mistakes! Follow your dreams!
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/03/sports/nyad-completes-cuba-to-florida-swim.html?_r=2&

Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Suppies Checklist
Preparing Your Family for an Earthquake
Earthquake: Duck, Cover, and Hold Drill

Reducing Anxiety Article: 
http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Deepak-Chopra-Breaking-the-Cycle-of-Anxiety

 Thanks to Jeff Cohen, ECC Instructor, for this
Time Management Sheet. Plan out your week on this!

Videos I decided were worth watching more than once:

When the world gets you down, click on this for a pick-me-up

Welcome to the world!
Loving the messages this kid shares

This is amazing all the way to the end!  Arf! Arf!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc9xq-TVyHI&feature=player_embedded

Added 3-22-09: Can you read forwards & backwards?

Amazing video sent by a former student

Hey Simon, this bird has talent!

These 5 minutes probably took 5 years to master, or more!

What will be the impact you have on the world?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-Lm_U9yEP0

The Last Lecture ~ Are you afraid of your failures?
In memory: Thanks for the inspiration! July 2008


CLASS HELP

Directions for creating your own ECC email account
(students only)

For visual learners, check out this site for help:
http://www.elcamino.edu/faculty/dvakil/AccessingStudentEmail.pdf

Learning Resource Center Tutors and Online Tutoring Link

 LINK TO THE ECC WRITING CENTER HERE

VOLUNTEER TODAY: FIND OUT HOW IT CAN HELP YOU HERE!
Please remember the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. ~
"Life's persistent and most urgent question is, 'What are you doing for
others?'"



A wonderful Assignment Calculator to help your time management!

 Link to an online stopwatch here.  Set it for 1/2 hour of reading time now, and don't stop reading until it rings! 

 Dr. Sue Dowden's student, Chris Meehan, made this great video about the homeless. This should inspire your Service Learning project. Awesome work, Chris!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP9HxSjdGGw

Inspired to Volunteer? Find a place to help out others here!

Link to Scavenger Hunt and Download as a Word document

Note Taking Tips!

If you're having trouble with main ideas and supporting
details
, visit this site and try these exercises. After you guess your
answer, click on "explain" to see if you got it right. It will also
explain why all the other choices are incorrect!
http://depts.gallaudet.edu/englishworks/exercises/main/reading.html
You might also try a tutor in the Learning Resources Center or in
the Writing Center.

Power Point Class and Instructor Introduction

Check out these Student Comments about Human
Development Classes
!

If you're struggling with school, goals, & organization, a course
like this may be just
what you need. Also, check out the first site on
Really Cool Stuff below in purple!

ECC Writing Center: Help with Essay Organization, MLA and
APA formatting, and Grammar ~ Plus: Prewriting & Workshops!
Workshops are not offered due to Budget Cuts, but tutors are still available.

New~Spring 2010 Academic Success Videos!

Link to Greek & Latin Roots
http://hs.doversherborn.org/ms/glenl/supportvi/rootlist.htm

Link to information on how to access free tutoring for ECC students here, and then link to free tutoring in many subjects

Check out Academic Strategies Classes to improve your
weak areas!
NOTE: Math Anxiety has been cut due to the budget!

Link to Townsend Press www.townsendpress.com

Find a plethora of poems at www.poemhunter.com

Find free essays, books, poems, etc. at www.readprint.com

Link to this Word document for instructions on creating a Word .doc out of an Inspiration outline!

Hear words at www.yourdictionary.com



PRACTICE GRAMMAR,
ORGANIZE IDEAS, LEARN MATH, PRACTICE LISTENING AND PRONUNCIATION,
and READ COOL STUFF

MRS. B's FAVORITE! I could have put this under personal help or class help, but it is
really cool. Use this to help you with your mapping & essay writing. Heck, use it to
guide you toward success in college and life. Improve everything from procrastination,
to writing, to math! GREAT FOR ESL TOO!
http://www.studygs.net/index.htm

Check out this cool Grammar practice with explanations from the Big Dog why you got it
wrong! It even includes MLA formatting!
http://aliscot.com/bigdog/index.htm

HOT ~ NEW ~ Added Spring 2009 ~ GREAT FOR ESL AND ENL!
Free online practice for Pronunciation, Listening Skills, and Building General Skills in
English, including Expressions and Idioms!
www.sozoexchange.com

 Great site for students, instructors, and ESL/ELL to help with sentence structure and grammar.
http://www.english-grammar-revolution.com/


 Online Learning Style Assessment! Discover how you can be more successful in
school! Print out your results and the solutions to balance your learning style with your
instructor's teaching style.
http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/learningstyles/ilsweb.html

Math, Science, Finance, Economics, and Humanities at one of the best educational sites!  http://www.khanacademy.org/

 Websites for Interesting Reading/Current News/Events
See the ECC Library Homepage for Searchable Topics
and more choices! Go to MyECC and Log In, then select
Library Databases!

More GRAMMAR websites.click hereThere's even grammar for your MP3!

Daily Writing Tips - Grammar and More
http://www.dailywritingtips.com/

 Our ECC instructor, Sara Blake, did some hard work finding all these links
to help students with her
ECC Student Guide to Free Online Writing Resources

ESL help with a Summary of Verb Tenses
http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/grammar/tenses.html

ESL practice exercises. This site has a ton of info!
http://a4esl.org/q/f/

The ECC Library catalog at your fingertips
http://ecclib.elcamino.edu

Your English textbooks' website. Register your name to save online exercises. Do
the Townsend Press exercises for your lab portfolio. Explore the website for some very
cool stuff. Click on the free online exercises from the English Essentials book from
Townsend Press for help with Grammar!
www.townsendpress.com

Click on these free grammar exercises from Diana Hacker
http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/hacker/exercises/

Academic Strategies courses can help you make your weaknesses disappear!
http://www.elcamino.edu/academics/humanities/academicstrat

How about this METRIC CONVERSION CALCULATOR!

 A plethora of helpful Web Links for Humans! 

 More wonderful Web Links including an Interactive Time Chart.  How do you spend your week?      

 Thanks to instructor Linda Ho for having this cool math site linked so I could find it
www.coolmath.com

Do you need help with ESL issues? Click on the wonderful links provided by our own
fabulous instructor, Rita Fork. Check out her website!
http://www.elcamino.edu/faculty/rfork

For assistance with MLA formatting, try the Purdue Owl:
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_mla.html

Great Site for Electronic Texts on the Internet:
www.digital.library.upenn.edu/books

More grammar usage sites including PowerPoints
(lay vs lie and many others):
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/

Ideas for organizing your thoughts, try Paradigm, The Online Writing
Assistant:
http://www.powa.org/

For help with writing a literary analysis, grammar, and MLA
formatting
, try The Literary Link:
http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/patten/writing.html

More grammar websites from ECC instructors:
Grammar from ECC instructor Bruce Peppard here at ECC
at http://www.elcamino.edu/faculty/bpeppard/untitled_1.htm

 Not everything is English.  This site has basic Language Arts skills and also has some great practice from basic Math through Algebra 2 and Geometryhttp://www.ixl.com/

All graphics from ECC archives, personal photos, Google and other Free Images on the web

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