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Reading Success Center
East Basement E36
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Mon: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tues: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wed: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Thur: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Contact Information
Sarah Leinen
Reading Success Center
(310) 660-3593 x6729

Reading Success Center

Welcome to the Reading Success Center Website! The Reading Success Center is a new reading resource center designed to support all ECC students with their reading course load. Our trained specialists will work with students individually to help them become better readers. Students will learn reading strategies that will not only help in classes right now, but throughout all academic endeavors and beyond.

The Reading Success Center is partially based on the Chaffey College model of Success Centers. The Center resembles the classroom environment and expectations, and students who participate are significantly more likely to succeed in the their courses. The focus is more on experiences, designed by the Humanities Learning Teams, that create an extension of the classroom.

There is no need to schedule an appointment to utilize the Reading Success Center. Simply drop in and take advantage of everything the Reading Success Center offers. Instructors and tutors are available to help students on a walk-in basis. For help with a specific class, bring a textbook or novel, supporting articles/notes, and course syllabus. Also, don’t forget student ID.

Reading Success Center Fall 2015



Reading Success Center Workshops

Space is limited! You must sign-up ahead of time in the Reading Success Center for the workshop(s) you wish to attend. Please, provide your student ID card. 

Reading Success Center Spring 2016 Workshops and Events Flyer


Reading Success Center Spring 2016 Successful Reading Workshop Flyer


Reading Success Center Spring 2016 Textbook Workshop Flyer

Reading Success Center Spring 2016 Vocabulary Workshop Flyer


Reading Success Center Spring 2016 Learning Style Workshop


Reading Success Center Spring 2016 Main Ideas Workshop Flyer

Reading Success Center Spring 2016 Reading Strategies Workshop Flyer


Reading Success Center Spring 2016 Vocabulary Workshop Flyer


Reading Success Center Spring 2016 Author Workshop Flyer


Reading Success Center Events

Reading Success Center Spring 2016 Fairy Tale Flyer


Reading Success Center Spring 2016 Dr. Seuss Week Flyer


Reading Success Center Spring 2016 National Reading Month Flyer

Tell A Fairy Tale Day
Friday, February 26, 2016
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Find out about the origins of some of your favorite fairy tales and why they have changed to what you are familiar with today!

Presentation given by Kathy Hall.
This event is open to ECC students, faculty and staff. Students, please bring your student ID card to participate.


Dr. Seuss Week
Monday, February 29, 2016
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Oh, the Places You'll go!
Discover all of the wonderful lessons about college and life that are in this Dr. Seuss book!


Thursday, March 3, 2016
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The Butter Battle Book
Come join our discussion, and learn why this Dr. Seuss book was banned in parts of the United States and Canada


National Reading Month
All March long

Don't Judge a book by its cover!
Try to guess the correct books by their covers. Participants receive candy!

Scavenger hunt!
Go on a scavenger hunt throughout the Library. Pick up clues at the Reading Success Center. Prizes for winners donated by the bookstore! Prizes are limited. 



Reading Success Center Resources

The Reading Success Center is making the most requested forms available online for students and faculty members. All forms are presented in the PDF format and may require additional software on your computer to view. Some forms are also PDF forms so you can fill them out easily on your computer without the need to print them out. You can visit our new resource page by clicking the link below:

Reading Success Center Resources



It Is Never Too Late To Become a Great Reader

RSC great reader picture

Need help with a reading assignment?


Assistance Available at the RSC

  • Understanding!

    • Understand what is on the page so you can talk about it, write about it, remember it… and ace the exam.
  • Develop a lifelong love of reading.

"No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting."
                                     - Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762)

  • Build your vocabulary! 

    • Learn how to grasp word meaning from contextual clues (clues in the reading). Then, use your new word knowledge to figure out what the reading is all about.
  • Finally “GET IT” – the first time.

  • Read FASTER

    • It will lighten your workload.

“I took a speed reading course and read ‘War and Peace’ in 20 minutes.
It involves Russia.”

                                                                        - Woody Allen

  •  Mark Up Your Books!

    • Learn how to annotate all of your reading assignments so when it comes time to study for finals or produce a final paper… your work is half done.

“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is Thinking that makes what we read ours.                                                                                                   - John Locke (1632-1704)

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 Last Published 3/28/16