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September

Date Workshop Description Flyer

 

Tuesday September 17 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Beginning Annotation & Summary Paragraphs In this workshop, you will learn:
• How to find important pieces of information in short readings
• Understand and remember what you read
• Turn your annotations into an outline or summary paragraph
Reading Success Center Workshops: Navigating a Textbook
Wednesday September 18 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Understanding Prompts & Thesis Writing In this workshop, you will learn:
• How to understand your essay prompt
• Create a strong thesis
• How to answer the essay prompt effectively
 
Tuesday September 24 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. MLA and APA Format & Style In this workshop, you will learn:
• How to correctly format your essay in MLA style
• How to correctly format your essay in APA style
• Create a Works Cited or References page
 

 

October

Date Workshop Description Flyer
Tuesday October 1   3:00-4:30 p.m  Main Ideas and Topic Sentences In this workshop, you will learn:
• How to identify the author's main points
• How to write topic sentences to support your argument
• How to stay on topic throughout your essay
Reading Success Center Workshops: Parts of Speech & Grammar
Wednesday October 2   3:00-4:30 p.m.  Parts of Speech 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
 
Monday    October 7   3:00-4:30 p.m. Breaking Down the ECC Scholarship   In this workshop you will learn:
• How to apply for the ECC Scholarship
• Get started on the application process
• Start your personal statement
• Tips on how to ask for recommendations
Reading Success Center Workshops: Main Ideas & Supporting Details: Stated Main Ideas
Tuesday   October 8  3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Advanced Annotation & Summary Paragraphs In this workshop, you will learn:
• How to find important pieces of information in long readings
• Understand and remember what you read
• Turn your annotations into an outline or summary paragraph
 
Wednesday  October 23     3:00-4:30 p.m. Paraphrase, Don't Plagiarize! In this workshop, you will learn:
• How to use your own words instead of direct quotes
• How to rephrase text
• How to avoid plagiarism
 
Monday    October 28     3:00-4:30 p.m. Breaking Down the ECC Scholarship In this workshop you will learn:
• How to apply for the ECC Scholarship
• Get started on the application process
• Start your personal statement
 Tips on how to ask for recommendations
 

  

November

 Date  Workshop  Description Flyer
Tuesday  November 5  3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Organizational Patterns and Transitions In this workshop you will learn:
• How to use transitions to identify patterns of organization as a tool for better reading comprehension
• How to correctly punctuate and phrase transition words in writing
 
Wednesday  November 13 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.  Breaking Down the ECC Scholarship In this workshop you will learn:
• How to apply for the ECC Scholarship
• Get started on the application process
• Start your personal statement
Tips on how to ask for recommendations
Reading Success Center Workshops: Main Ideas & Supporting Details: Implied Main Ideas
Tuesday  November 19  3:00 - 4:30 p.m. MLA and APA Format & Style In this workshop, you will learn:
• How to correctly format your essay in MLA style
• How to correctly format your essay in APA style
• Create a Works Cited or References page
Reading Success Center Workshops: Advanced Annotation Strategies: Breaking Down Articles
Friday   November 22  1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Breaking Down the ECC Scholarship In this workshop you will learn:
• How to apply for the ECC Scholarship
• Get started on the application process
• Start your personal statement
Tips on how to ask for recommendations
 

 

 

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.