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Summer Enrichment Workshop

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The Summer Enrichment Workshop
This free academic skills workshop is offered to any incoming first-year student who places into a preparatory course or places into the low level of English 103 or Math 103. Students who successfully complete the Summer Enrichment Workshop will have a greater understanding of their readiness for college-level coursework.

In English, students will turn in a portfolio of their work, which may result in an accelerated placement in the First-Year Writing Program. Similarly, in Math, students will complete assigned exercises and take quizzes and exams to demonstrate their college readiness. The 2015 Summer Enrichment Workshop will begin on July 27th.

For more information contact:
English: Jennifer Young, jyoung@ccsj.edu
Math: Br. Ben Basile, bbasile@ccsj.edu

Courses in the CCSJ Writing Sequence

EWPC 093. Developmental English for Non-Native Speakers
3 hours
This writing course prepares the student for college-level English by teaching the composition of grammatically correct sentences, well-organized paragraphs and longer papers, while focusing on the syntactical, grammatical and mechanical issues (e.g., prepositions, verbal phrases) common for ESL students. At the end of the course, the instructor will recommend the student registers for ENGL 095, 096, or 103. Not applicable toward a degree.

EWPC 095. Fundamentals of English I

3 hours
English 095 is the first course in the remedial writing sequence. It introduces the reading, writing, and technical concepts needed to comprehend and summarize college-level texts. The course provides students with the fundamentals of English grammar necessary to create effective sentences and cogent paragraphs. Grammar and mechanics will be reinforced both by responding in writing to classic and contemporary essays and by working through targeted exercises in the college's educational software. Not applicable toward a degree.

EWPC 096. Fundamentals of English II
3 hours
English 096 is the second course in the remedial writing sequence. It further develops the reading, writing, and technical concepts and skills students need to comprehend and summarize college-level texts. The course resolves the sentence-level errors and weaknesses in paragraph unity, development, and coherence addressed in English 095. Student reading and writing skills are brought to adequate college-level to responding in writing to more complex and difficult classic and contemporary essays and by working through additional targeted exercises in the college's educational software. Not applicable toward a degree.

EWPC 103. English Composition
3 hours
In this course students learn the concepts and skills needed to write an effective, college-level expository essay. Through both traditional and workshop methods, students gain greater control over the writing process, essay organization, paragraph construction, and sentence grammar. The course introduces students to the active reading and summary writing skills needed in English 104. Before successfully completing the course, students must demonstrate basic competency in a portfolio of semester writing.

EWPC 104. Academic Reading and Writing
3 hours
This course teaches students the concepts and skills needed to read and write with sources. Students learn how to find, read, summarize, and respond to a variety of college level texts. It teaches students print and electronic search techniques, analytic and synthetic reading skills, and the conventions of academic argument, culminating in ten pages of source-based writing. Prerequisite: ENGL 103

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Contact Information

Program Director: Christopher Buczinsky
Room: 177
Telephone: (219) 473-4250
FAX: (219) 473-4259
E-mail: cbuczinsky@ccsj.edu