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English 79 Mastery Essay Information Packet

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Puente--Bridge to Success



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Spring 2016 English 79 Mastery Essay Information Packet (PDF)

The packet contains information on the composition sequence, the portfolio process, the grading criteria, and sample student essays for the English 79 Mastery Exam.


Reading/Writing Learning Center
Holt 201
Telephone: 954-5657

A key component of the Libary, Learning Resources, and Language Arts Division, the Reading/Writing Learning Center complements the courses offered in the Reading and English Departments by offering an alternative to traditional classroom learning. The Reading/Writing Learning Center offers individualized support to students throughout their college experience and serves those who wish to improve their comprehension and production of college-level material. The Center provides a range of services: students can receive one-on-one help in writing assignments for Delta College courses; students can participate in workshops on writing; students can study in individualized, self-paced, and/or small group instruction in reading and learning skills. The reading tutoring ranges from basic comprehension skills through critical reading. Students interested in serving as tutors should contact the Reading/Writing Learning Center. Students interested in using the Center should stop by Holt 201 for more information. The Center is Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.


Puente—Bridge to Success
Telephone: 954-5151 x6240

Puente students succeed academically, are recognized as leaders and scholars, graduate from four-year colleges and universities and belong to a statewide network of leaders and professionals. Many components work together to prepare Puente students to transfer to four-year universities: English instruction, counseling, and mentors. The national-award winning program has helped thousands of students reach their dreams of college success with a curricular focus on Latino literature and experience.


DeRicco 151
Telephone: 954-5151 X6150

"Umoja" is a Kiswahili word meaning unity. The AFFIRM Learning Community will share a learning experience and develop unity through the discovery of African American History, through utilizing the power of the written word, and through developing a recognition of personal cultural expowerment.


Extended Opportunities Programs and Services
DeRicco 234
Telephone: 954-5151 x6296

The goals of EOPS are the following: to support, guide, recruit, and retain students who need assistance based on their educational disadvantage and low-income status; and to increase the number and percentage of EOPS students who successfully complete their chosen educational objectives, who are successfully placed in career employment, and who transfer to four year institutions, after completing educational programs at community colleges.


Student Success
From the above link, download the latest Student Success Resource Matrix for an overview of the numerous programs and services available on the Delta College campus. The matrix includes contact names, locations, and phone numbers.












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5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, California 95207
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