Student Learning Resources

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We feel strongly that students’ success begins with their access to resources. The Centers offer students a variety of resources to decrease stress and meet their needs.  

Our mission is to contribute to the success of all Long Beach City College students by providing quality learning assistance. We believe a student’s success begins with access to resources and academic support and it is our goal to help students to reach their full potential. 

With that in mind, we encourage you to download supplemental materials to help assist in your writing and reading needs.

Reading

How To Study Your Textbook More Efficiently
Paraphrasing
Previewing a Reading Passage
Questioning
Keeping a Reading Journal
Signal Words, Phrases, and Transitions
Frequently Misspelled Words
Study Reading
Summarizing an Essay
Summarizing a Paragraph
Syllable Summary
Using the Dictionary as a Writing Tool
Vocabulary Quiz
Vocabulary Review
Vocabulary Cards

Writing Process

Causal Analysis
Comparison Contrast
Definition
Description
Division & Classification
Getting Ideas
Introductions
Making an Informal Outline
Narration
Process Explanation
Thesis Statement

Sentence Revision

Being Consistent - Point of View
Being Consistent - Verb Tense
Combining Sentences Using Coordinating Words
Run-on Sentences
Sentence Fragments
Sentence Revision
Signal Words, Phrases, and Transitions
Tightening Passive Sentences
Writing Clear Sentences: Avoiding "You"
Writing Clear Sentences: Avoiding Ambiguous "This"
Writing Clear Sentences: Avoiding Wordiness
Writing Clear Sentences: Repeating Key Terms
Writing Clear Sentences: Using the Active Voice
Writing Clear Sentences: Verbal Style
Writing Clear Sentences: Avoiding Negative Sentences

Sentence Revision Exercises

Combining Sentences Using Coordinating Words 1
Combining Sentences Using Coordinating Words 2
Combining Sentences Using Coordinating Words 3
Tightening Passive Sentences 1
Tightening Passive Sentences 2
Using the Active Voice
Avoiding Wordiness
Repeating Key Terms
Verbal Style

Research and Citation

Avoiding Plagiarism
Writing a Research Paper
Exploring Your General Topic
Schedule for Preparing a Research Paper
Selecting a General Topic

Grammar and Mechanics

Articles
Prepositional Phrases
Pronouns
Punctuation & Capitalization
Spelling
Subject Verb Agreement
Subject Verb Agreement Exercise
Summary of Basic Grammar
Use of the Comma
Using Verbs to Express Time

Grammar and Mechanics Exercises

Article Exercise
Comma Exercise
Prepositional Phrase Exercise
Pronoun Exercise
Pronoun Exercise 2

Writing for a Specific Purpose

In-Class Essays

Tips for Writing an In-Class Essay
Tips for the English Placement Exam Essay
Common KEY Words Used in Essay Questions

Scholarship Essays

Writing an Autobiography for a Scholarship Application 1
Writing an Autobiography for a Scholarship Application 2
Tips for Getting a Good Recommendation From Your Instructor

Specific Assignments

Writing about Literature
Writing a Summary of a Non Fictional Work
Writing a Summary of a Fictional Work
Topics for Writing Assignments
Causal Analysis
Comparison Contrast
Definition
Description
Division & Classification
Narration
Process Explanation