English Success Center

 
Located in LRC-126, the English Success Center (ESC) provides students with supplemental learning opportunities designed to improve academic reading and writing skills. Staffed by trained tutors as well as Cypress College English, Reading, ESL faculty, the ESC offers Directed Learning Activities (DLAs), Faculty-led Workshops, and Informal Learning Groups. Additionally, students may use the computers in the ESC to write papers for their coursework.

DIRECTED LEARNING ACTIVITIES (DLA)
DLAs are faculty-designed assignments that focus on the development of a reading or writing skill, or academic strategy, within a limited, supervised timeframe. Each directed learning activity will require approximately 60 minutes to complete and include an overview of the activity’s objective(s) and steps involved, as well as a review session with a tutor or faculty member.

FACULTY MENTOR WORKSHOPS
The workshops are intensive, 50- to 60-minute presentations focused on the development of a specific academic skill or strategy in a small-group setting (typically 8-12 students). Each workshop will include an overview of the topic, a short presentation, and a hands-on activity.

STUDENT LEARNING GROUPS
An informal, 50- to 60-minute “roundtable” meeting led by an ESC faculty member. Topics for learning groups can include punctuation, textbook reading tips, essay documentation, and more.

COMPUTER USE
Student workstations are available for paper writing, essay research, and pay for print services.

FEEDBACK
Students can work on their written coursework and receive brief feedback from our tutors and faculty members.

PLEASE NOTE
The ESC does not offer one-to-one tutoring. Students looking for a private thirty-minute tutoring session (to review a piece of writing, for instance) should make an appointment with a LRC English and ESL tutor.

ESC HOURS: CLOSED – SUMMER

CONTACT INFORMATION
English Success Center (ESC)
Library & Learning Resource Center (LLRC) Building, First Floor, Room 126
Cypress College
9200 Valley View St.
Cypress, CA 90630
Phone: 714-484-7000 Ext. 48089
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