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 Reading Success Center Workshops

Please, provide your student ID card. Limited Space is available.
To RSVP to a workshop you must sign up ahead of time in the Reading Success Center or fill out this form online:

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March

Date Workshop Description Flyer
March 6
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Navigating
a Textbook
In this workshop, you will learn:
• How to navigate a textbook
• Figure out how a textbook is structured
• How to find answers to textbook questions
Reading Success Center Workshops: Navigating a Textbook
March 7
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Reading
Strategies
In this workshop, you will learn:
• How to read with a purpose
• How to read something that you don’t fully understand
• How to use your background knowledge for reading comprehension
Reading Success Center Workshops: Reading Strategies
March 9
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 
Parts of Speech
& Grammar
In this workshop, you will learn:
• The basic parts of speech
• How to better understand English grammar rules
• How to identify the parts of speech in a sentence
Reading Success Center Workshops: Parts of Speech & Grammar
March 9
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Learning
Styles
In this workshop, you will learn about different learning styles including:
• Visual and Auditory
• Reading and writing
• Kinesthetic
Reading Success Center Workshops: Learning Styles
March 22
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. 
Beginning Annotation
Strategies: Breaking
Down Paragraphs
 In this workshop, you will learn:
• What is important when reading a paragraph
• How to read a paragraph
• How to turn annotations in to an outline
Reading Success Center Workshops: Beginning Annotation Strategies: Breaking Down Paragraphs

 

April

Date Workshop Description Flyer
April 2
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Reading
Strategies
In this workshop, you will learn:
• How to read with a purpose
• How to read something that you don’t fully understand
• How to use your background knowledge for reading comprehension
Reading Success Center Workshops: Reading Strategies
April 3
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
 Main Ideas & Supporting
Details: 
Stated
Main Ideas
 In this workshop you will learn:
• What is a main idea
• What are supporting details
• How to locate keywords
• How to identify stated main ideas & supporting details
Reading Success Center Workshops: Main Ideas & Supporting Details: Stated Main Ideas
April 19
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
 Parts of Speech
& Grammar
 In this workshop, you will learn:
• The basic parts of speech
• How to better understand English grammar rules
• How to identify the parts of speech in a sentence
Reading Success Center Workshops: Parts of Speech & Grammar
April 20
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Vocabulary
in Context
In this workshop you will learn:
• Strategies for figuring out what words mean in context of a sentence or paragraph
• Tips for how to study for the English 80,82,84, and 50RWA Vocabulary In Context exit exam
Reading Success Center Workshops: Vocabulary In Context
April 20
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
 Main Ideas & Supporting
Details: 
Implied
Main Ideas
 In this workshop you will learn:
• How to use supporting details to discover implied main ideas
• How to find the difference between overt and implied main ideas
Reading Success Center Workshops: Main Ideas & Supporting Details: Implied Main Ideas

  

May

 Date  Workshop  Description Flyer
May 8
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Advanced Annotation 
Strategies: Breaking
Down 
Articles
In this workshop you will learn:
• What is important when reading an article
• How to read an article
• How to turn annotations in to an outline
Reading Success Center Workshops: Advanced Annotation Strategies: Breaking Down Articles
May 11
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Analyzing Author's
Tone & Meaning
In this workshop you will learn:
• Identify an author's tone
• Expand your vocabulary of tone words
• Identify an author's meaning and message
Reading Success Center Workshops: Analyzing Author's Tone & Meaning
May 15
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Main Ideas & Supporting
Details: Implied
Main Ideas
In this workshop you will learn:
• How to use supporting details to discover implied main ideas
• How to find the difference between overt and implied main ideas
Reading Success Center Workshops: Main Ideas & Supporting Details: Implied Main Ideas

 

Other On-campus Workshops

Career Center

http://www.elcamino.edu/student/studentservices/careercenter/

Our mission is to offer quality comprehensive career counseling and services to all students. The Career Center faculty and staff aims to encourage and inspire students to achieve career and life goals by exploring their values, interests, personality traits, aptitudes and skills. Students have the opportunity to learn about career opportunities and current economic trends to be better informed before making a career choice.

 

KEAS Program

http://www.elcamino.edu/student/studentservices/keas/

The Knowledgeable, Engaged, and Aspiring Students (KEAS) Program was designed in 2015 to provide support to students who have placed into pre-college level coursework at El Camino College. Our program understands the importance of building strong foundations in Math and English as students prepare to take transferable courses. Under the Student Equity Program, we combine learning communities and dedicated instructors with support services outside of the classroom. The KEAS staff, faculty, and counselors are committed to providing equitable support services to reduce the academic achievement gap and increase persistence rates among our college community

 

Rise Center

http://www.elcamino.edu/student/studentservices/rise/

The RISE Center is committed to being an active participant in the student's educational experience so he or she receives the support and attention necessary to be successful academically. With other academic and student support services, the RISE Center offers a variety of services and activities to support student success such as workshops, academic counseling, a computer lab and referrals to on- or off-campus resources.


Transfer Center

http://www.elcamino.edu/student/studentservices/transfercenter/

The Transfer Center provides services and activities to help you through the process of transferring to a university. Understanding university admission requirements can sometimes seem complicated and overwhelming, but we can help you prepare and work towards becoming an eligible applicant to the university. We can help you look at all of your university options, make a good decision on where to transfer, and plan a road map to the university of your choice. It can be a smooth and easy process if you have all the information you need. By utilizing Transfer Center services and attending our activities, you will become aware of potential transfer institutions, gain knowledge of transfer admission requirements, and will increase your motivation and intent to transfer.