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English Skills – Group C

Courses below open to English Placement Group C students. Make appointment for placement when applying in Admissions. Course credit for Group C courses may not be applied towards the A.A. Degree.

Some of the courses listed in this section are accompanied by Supplemental Instruction. Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program that utilizes free peer-assisted weekly study sessions to help students learn the most difficult course content. For more information, please see the SI website at www.smc.edu/si .

ENGL 84W, The Basic College Essay    3 units

   •   Prerequisite: Credit in English 81B or English 85.

English 84W focuses upon the basic college essay and the prewriting techniques useful in its creation. Varieties of essays are studied as well as those sentence skills that aim to locate and correct major sentence errors. This class features a scheduled group lab of one hour per week.

1335   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   DRSCHR 215   Hioureas E C

   9:15a-10:05a MTW   DRSCHR 308   

ENGL 85, Reading and Writing 1    5 units

   •   Prerequisite: None.

This course is designed to improve basic reading and writing skills necessary for college success. Students will develop reading comprehension, vocabulary, patterns of organization, and inferential techniques, and employ these skills in the prewriting and writing process. The integration of reading and writing enables students to apply what they have read to the writing process, starting with the paragraph and expanding to the basic essay. The course requires classroom work, lab work and homework. English 85 is offered as a credit/ no credit class.

1336   8:00a-10:50a MTWThF   LA 200   Wright N E

   11:15a-12:25p MTWTh   DRSCHR 308   

   Arrange-3.5 Hours    DRSCHR 312

1337   8:30a-11:20a MTWThF   LA 115   James K R

   11:35a-12:45p MTWTh   DRSCHR 312   

   Arrange-3.5 Hours    DRSCHR 312   

1338   9:30a-12:20p MTWThF   MC 13   Possemato F

   8:00a-9:10a MTWTh   DRSCHR 312   

   Arrange-3.5 Hours    DRSCHR 312     

1339   10:15a-1:05p MTWThF   MC 3   Colton P M

   1:15p-2:25p MTWTh   DRSCHR 312   

   Arrange-3.5 Hours    DRSCHR 312    

1340   12:30p-3:20p MTWThF   LA 121   Schnitzler A P

   3:30p-4:40p MTWTh   DRSCHR 312   

   Arrange-3.5 Hours    DRSCHR 312

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