Programs & Services
Learning Support Services
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Small interactive discussion and problem solving sections for
Students enrolled in Math 2 & Math 3 are encouraged to enroll in a twice a week LSS sponsored discussion section. Evaluation data indicates that students who have found these sections most helpful are students who are anxious about their mathematics preparation, prefer to engage in-group learning, and score below the mid-point of the required range on the math placement exam. Students who take this advice have passed Math 2 & Math 3 at a higher rate than expected.
UCSC is now offering a 2 quarter version of Math 2, Math 2 Stretch. Students who experience math anxiety or who score below 18 on the Algebra Readiness Test (given the first day of Math 2) are encouraged to enroll in this 7 unit Math 2 Stretch class that includes small, twice a week interactive discussion sections.
Intensive Writing Support for LALS 100A
Students enrolled in Latin American and Latino Studies 100A have the opportunity to enroll in a co-requisite, 2-unit, writing intensive course. Students who choose to enroll in this course are required to meet with an undergraduate Learning/Writing Assistant for one hour each week and to produce drafts and rewrites of their course-assigned papers. In winter 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 students who participated in the writing support for LALS 100A received more A’s and B’s than students who did not participate in the writing support.
Academic Skills for Transfer and Re-entry Students
In conjunction with STARS, we offer a 2-day Academic Skills Building Workshop to incoming transfer students during the Fall quarter orientation. For dates and times, please visit http://stars.ucsc.edu/.
Writing 22 is a three-unit course providing language development and writing support is offered to bilingual students. This class is offered year round. Please check the Schedule of Classes to see if it is available.