This free, week-long program helps students practice college reading and writing strategies.
Word Jam is a free, non-credit, one-week program aimed at providing additional support to current and in-coming Cañada College students in all levels of English, Reading, and ESL. It will be held Monday through Friday, Aug. 6-10 from 9 AM to 12 Noon in the Cañada College Learning Center.
Word Jam students work with Cañada faculty to practice college-level reading and writing strategies, learn the expectations of their specific English, Reading, or ESL courses, and become familiar with Cañada College resources. Past students in Word Jam have even boosted their Cañada College placement test scores!
“I participated in Word Jam, scored higher on the placement test, and I was able to skip the remedial classes and start in college-level English," said Christian Ayala, Cañada College student and Word Jam participant last year. "Word Jam taught me some new skills and helped me remember some of the rules I learned in high school.”
To enroll in Word Jam, participants must be a current Cañada College student or an in-coming student who has completed the Cañada College application and taken the Placement Test. To sign up for Word Jam, email Julie Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your: 1) name, 2) G-number, 3) contact information (phone & email), and 4) the results of your Cañada College Placement Test.