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College Prep English

Free

with Shila Cook

Calendar Jul 1, 2020

Headed off to college, but feeling a little uncertain of your writing skills?  Do you feel like you might be an okay reader but aren’t great at reading with purpose? Whether you’re looking to maintain the skills you had in high school, or you are looking to grow as a writer and/or reader, this virtual course is for you. We will be focusing on dissecting a writing prompt,  reading short stories, articles, and scholarly articles with purpose and synthesizing the information from the reading into strong essays. 

Topics include: development and support of a position, critical thinking, reading with purpose, synthesizing information

When: This course will begin Wednesday June 29th and will conclude Wednesday August 12th  (8 weeks) 4:00-5:15 

Materials needed: Access to a computer with wifi

Interested students should contact Shila

at shila.cook@gorhamschools.org.

 

College Success Seminar
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College Success Seminar

Free

with Shila Cook

Calendar Jul 1, 2020

In this college preparation class, you will get the feeling that you are in an actual online college course. With an online discussion forum, recorded lectures, weekly writings, and all digital materials the course will feel very similar to the common forums used by colleges and universities. This gives student’s the ability to practice and hone their online discussion skills in a supportive environment. The topics covered in this course will also work to prep students for their post-secondary adventures! The first and last class will be in person, with the other weeks being completely online. 

Topics include: career pathways, financial literacy, academic readiness, goal setting, study skills, and where college students go wrong! 

When: This course will begin Wednesday June 29th  and will conclude Wednesday August 12th (8 weeks)

Materials needed: Access to a computer with wifi

Will receive 1 college credits through CMCC or SMCC with the successful completion of this course (the equivalent to taking your First Year Seminar). 

Interested students should email shila.cook@gorhamschools.org

Virtual Book Nook
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Virtual Book Nook

$40

with Shila Cook

Calendar Jul 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Come join me, Shila Cook, for Gorham Adult Education’s first ever virtual book club! This nine week book club will read three texts and meet four times. The first time we ‘meet’ we will be getting to know each other, discussing our opinions of the texts on first glance, and going over how the other three meetings will go. What better way to enjoy the kind of easy connection that only books can create, then from the virtual comfort of our own homes? The cost of the course includes the first text (making sure that each of us has the same copy, making it easier to discuss), and will be shipped to you. So the big question, what are we going to be reading? That is up to the club. Once you register you will receive an email from me asking you to pick your top 5 choices, and we will be reading the three that get the most votes! 

When:  1st meeting: Thursday July 9nd;  2nd meeting: Thursday July 23; 3rd meeting: Thursday August 13;  4th meeting: Thursday September 3

6:30-7:30 

Materials Needed: Computer, tablet, or phone with wifi access. 

 





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