English Skills

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Welcome to English Skills

Program Description

The English Skills Department guides students through a sequence of reading and writing courses that prepares them for success in college, in their chosen vocation, and in daily life. We offer three levels of reading and two levels of writing. All of our classes teach critical thinking and study skills, as well as literacy skills.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

English 60: Basic Reading and Study Skills 
Present verbal and written interpretations of assigned readings using textual evidence. 
Apply active reading and study strategies using assigned readings with teacher modeling. 
Demonstrate literal and inferential comprehension of assigned readings.

 

English 65: Basic Skills: Writing 
Apply the stages of the writing process to written work: Pre-write, write, revise, and edit, using instructional feedback. 
Develop organized paragraphs supported with evidence from class texts, and personal experience or observation. 
Develop essays using a controlling idea.

 

English 70: Effective Reading and Study Skills Techniques
Present interpretations of assigned readings using textual evidence
Apply active reading and study strategies to assigned readings with limited teacher modeling. 
Analyze, summarize and evaluate assigned readings.

 

English 80: Effective Writing Techniques 
Apply the stages of the writing process to written work: Pre-write, write, revise, and edit, using instructional feedback.
Develop organized paragraphs supported with evidence from class texts, and personal experience or observation. 
Create a thesis that controls the content of an essay.

 

English 103: Improvement of College Reading and Study Skills 
Present verbal and written interpretations of assigned readings using textual evidence
Apply active reading and study strategies  using assigned readings independently.
Analyze, summarize and evaluate assigned readings, including
readings in which authors represent multiple perspectives.


Department Chair
Monica DiVito (ECOC 3, Office 3, ext. 3620)
Sarianna Fry, Secretary (IDC-317, ext. 2340)

Faculty and Offices
Denise Bacchus (ECOC-4, Office 7, ext. 3062)
Annette Cordero (IDC-372, ext. 2863)
Anita Cruse (IDC 315, ext. 4714)
Kathy Molloy (IDC-373, ext. 2566)
Michele Peterson (IDC-322, ext. 2445)
Margaret Prothero (IDC-316, ext. 2687)
Gail Tennen (IDC-321, ext. 2414)
Lou Spaventa (IDC-306, ext. 3560)
Eileen Vlcek-Scamahorn (ECOC-3, #2)
Sheila Wiley (ECC-4, ext. 5156)


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