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Becky Roberts - English

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Winter 2018 I'm teaching a couple sections of EWRT 211. 
You'll find course materials by following the links on the left. If it's not posted yet, email me and I'll send you what you need.

Becky Roberts

Becky Roberts

MW 2:30-3:30 and by appointment


Course Syllabi


American Literature, World Literature, Fiction, Composition
B.A. Music and English/writing, University of California San Diego; M.A. Literature, University of California San Diego; Ph.D. Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz
I'm a proud community college graduate, and a PhD in English. I feel fortunate to be able to return to my roots, the kind of college that gave me an opportunity when I left high school at sixteen. I started at Palomar College, went on to San Diego State University, then finished a BA with two majors, music and English, at UCSD.

After my Bachelor's degree, I taught for two years in Adult Education, and then went to graduate school and got a Master's in English at UCSD, a PhD at UCSC. I taught part time at UCSC and Cabrillo College until I got a full-time job at Mt. SAC and then Santiago Canyon College. 

It took me a while to develop the skills I needed to move from high school drop-out to college graduate, and I see a lot of students at De Anza who are also struggling with this transition. I want you to know that it doesn't matter what happened in high school if you can just persevere, get help and do the work. For me, being around serious students was essential at that age, so I urge you to find peer mentors. 

I love teaching because I get to see bigger worlds open up for students. It's not just about learning some facts or rules; after a few weeks or years of college, people's thinking and self-expression change. I feel very fortunate to have a role that growth.
Winter 2018
CRN Course Title
00852 EWRT-211.-13Y Preparatory Reading and Writing Skills
00853 EWRT-211.-14Y Preparatory Reading and Writing Skills
Spring 2018
CRN Course Title
41199 EWRT-001A-20 Composition and Reading
44169 EWRT-001A-29 Composition and Reading
00846 EWRT-211.-20 Preparatory Reading and Writing Skills

See course pages on left menu for materials for current classes.

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Last Updated: 2/13/18