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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.


For Help with Reading Assignments in Any Course

Reading Success Center Fall 2015
 Download the Reading Success Center Fall 2015 Flyer


Basic Reading Success Center Info

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Reading Success Center Fall 2015 Workshops

Learn How to Be a Successful Reader

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. For more information on what we help with, please look below at “assistance available at the RSC.”


How To Sign Up

Simply drop in. There is no need to schedule an appointment. Instructors and tutors are available to help students on a walk-in basis.



Library - East Basement, E36

The Reading Success Center is located directly across from the Computer Commons (Where students print class work.)



Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EXTENDED HOURS!

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


What to Bring

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 Workshops

Space is limited! You must sign-up ahead of time in the Reading Success Center for the workshop(s) you wish to attend. To download a list of available workshops click the picture to the right.


For More Information

310-660-3414, Ext. 6729

or email the RSC coordinator, Sarah, at

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It Is Never Too Late To Become a Great Reader

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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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About the Center

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  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:
  • Study Groups
  • Workshops
  • Direct learning activities

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 Last Published 8/27/15