Writing and Reading Center

Writing and Reading Center (WRC)

CAS Small Group Learning Modules

 

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Schedule  

Verbs Module -- Choose from four times:

Beginning Wednesday, October 21, from 12:30 to 1:20 pm in ATC 309 (WRC) -- Click to sign up!

Beginning Wednesday, October 21, from 2:30 to 3:20 pm in ATC 309 (WRC)-- Click to sign up!

Beginning Thursday, October 22, from 5:30 to 6:20 pm in ATC 309 (WRC)-- Click to sign up!

Beginning Friday, October 23, from 11:30 am to 12:20 pm in ATC 309 (WRC)-- Click to sign up!

 
Vocabulary Module -- Choose from four times:

Beginning Monday, October 19, from 4:30 to 5:20 pm in ATC 303 -- Click here to sign up!

Beginning Tuesday, October 20, from 12:30 to 1:20 pm in ATC 303 -- Click here to sign up!

Beginning Thursday, October 22, from 12:30 to 1:20 pm in ATC 303 -- Click here to sign up!

Beginning Thursday, October 22, from 2:30 to 3:20 pm in ATC 303 -- Click here to sign up!

 

Descriptions

Verbs Module -  four 50-minute sessions, once per week

Through discussions and exercises, the students will learn how to identify verbs, correct subject-verb agreement errors, use correct verb tenses, and practice proofreading skills.

Here's what students who completed the Verbs Module said:

  • "It was very helpful. I thought I knew verbs but there was more I did not know."
  • "I could learn well because this is a small group."
  • "I now know how to proofread verbs when checking my essays."
  • "I am very clear with verb tense and subject-verb agreement now."
  • "I was able to ask questions and participate in the class."
  • "The class was comfortable for me. I didn’t have any stress."

 

Vocabulary Module - four 50-minute sessions, once per week

In this module students will read short stories and articles that will introduce them to new vocabulary.  Students will practice using dictionaries to learn the meanings and word forms of new words.  Through exercises and discussion, students will learn to use new vocabulary in sentences as well as discuss their understanding of the stories.  Students will also learn and practice annotation skills.

Here's what students who completed the Vocabulary Module said:

  • "I like this class. I made me rethink how to read."
  • "I really liked it, and I think it should be required for every English class."
  • "Improved my vocabulary!"
  • "Loved it ... Great teacher kept me interested and very motivated."
  • "I learned a lot of vocabulary words from this course, and I will keep doing this."
  • "The group experience was great and made time fly by."

 We look forward to working with you!



Writing and Reading Center
Building: AT 309

CONTACTS
Diana Alves De Lima
Phone:408.864.8485

Melissa Aguilar
Phone:
408.864.5422

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Last Updated: 7/9/15