English Skills Center (ESC)

ESC 1 - English Skills Course Units: 4

The English Skills Course (ESC-01) is an intensive course designed to develop college-level writing, reading, presentation, and study skills. It includes a step-by-step review of grammatical relationships, sentence patterns, punctuation and usage with concentration on the writing of expository paragraphs leading to essays. Additionally, it includes improvement in fundamental reading skills, including: word-attack skills, vocabulary development, reading comprehension, and fluency. Successful students will learn effective reading strategies to utilize before, during, and after reading. Study skills and presentation skills are embedded in the course.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension score 20-55

Term Offered: Spring and Fall