Whether you are beginning your college journey in English 58, taking English 137 to refine your study skills, or finishing up your community college work in English 106 . . . Welcome!
My classes will offer you the opportunity to develop academic and life skills at all levels. As an instructor, I am committed to student success and will provide learning opportunities designed both to challenge and support you in your academic journey. Your job is to participate fully and accept the demands of college work.
The first few weeks are critical to success in any class, so here are some practical tips to help you get a good start:
- Arrive on campus early the first week. Parking can be difficult, and it's important to be on time so that you don't lose your spot in class.
- Buy your books right away. If you are in a tight financial spot and need assistance, check with Financial Aid, EOPS, or the Foundation for a possible book loan.
- Get organized. Mark due dates for tests, essays, and projects on your calendar now so that you don't get caught in a last-minute rush to finish assignments.
- Take care of business. Pay your fees, pick up your student ID card, and buy Scantrons, Bluebooks, and other important materials.
- Make a commitment. Learning takes time. Set aside specific times during the week to study and prepare for each of your classes.
- Make college success a priority. Take a realistic look at your course load and work schedule. Decide that your classes will come first so that your future will be all that you hope!
- Check out college resources. There are many services on campus designed to help you succeed. Visit the Library/Learning Resource Center, investigate Financial Aid and EOPS, ask about Learning Communities and the Honors Program, join an SI group or visit the tutors.
I look forward to getting to know you. I love teaching and learning and encourage you to discover your own passion and pursue it. Join me in exploring new ideas and learning to share them effectively.