Writing and Reading Center

Writing and Reading Center (WRC)


Customized Academic Support (CAS)

 Activity Menu

This program is designed to support each student taking English Writing 200, Language Arts 200 and/or Reading 200 with flexible, personalized options. CAS is a required homework assignment for all students in these classes (EWRT 200 or READ 200 requires four hours of verified CAS activities. LART 200 requires six hours). View the printable Activity Menu here.

 Small group module
Small Group Learning Modules
Four-part modules on verbs and/or vocabulary
One to one tutor session
Peer Tutoring
Weekly Individual Tutoring or Drop-in Tutoring in writing and/or reading
  • Sign up early for one-to-one peer tutoring at a set time each week.

  • Or, drop in for peer tutoring. First come, first served--at the WRC's front desk.

  • Students bring assignments from their class.

  • Some instructors/students may want to use the Tutorial Session Report to document progress made in the session.
individual Directed Learning Activity
Directed Learning Activities (DLA) 
Individual, self-paced worksheets on writing and reading topics

Bring your CAS menu to SSC Workshops


Small group, one-time workshops to increase your writing, reading, and study skills
  • Academic Skills and writing/reading topics are offered during weeks 4 through 8 of the fall, winter, and spring quarters.

  • Check the Workshop webpage for the schedule.

  • Bring your CAS menu to the workshop to get credit for attendance.
Workshop topics include these and more:
  • The Writing Process: Prewriting

  • Get the Verb Tense Right

  • Creating Dynamic Thesis Statements

  • Avoiding Fragments and Run-ons

  • Active Reading

  • Goal Setting

  • Taking Notes in Class

  • After each activity, be sure to get a SSC staff member to verify completion.

  • Please do not lose your CAS Activity Menu. You are responsible for submitting it to your instructor at the end of the quarter.

We need student and instructor feedback! We want to know how this program is working for students and instructors. We will be collecting data and surveys during the quarter. If you have any comments or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Sandra Blackborow or Victoria Kahler at sscwrc@deanza.edu or program coordinator Diana Alves de Lima (alvesdelimadiana@deanza.edu).SaveSaveSaveSaveSave

Writing and Reading Center
Building: AT 309

Diana Alves De Lima

Melissa Aguilar


Last Updated: 4/2/18