Techniques of Editing and Proofreading is the latest course on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus!

Are you giving thanks to the heavens that you passed ENGL102 or ENGL103? Are you ecstatic to be “through with English”? 

Do you not yet realize that you will never be “through with English” in an English speaking country and that good written communication will be required in every course (even dance and math courses often require a research paper!) and in every non-menial job for the rest of your life?

To improve your ability to produce well-written documents of various kinds, take ENGL258. This is an evening class to accommodate those students looking to improve skills they already use in the workplace.

BusinessPeopleCrossingFinishLineENGL258 students will first brush up on grammar and punctuation rules and diction, then master the editing symbols, learn how to follow required formats and successfully turn poorly written communication into professional, publishable documents.

Short-term, the course will enable students to produce high quality work in upcoming courses, thereby raising their GPAs as well as increasing their likelihood of impressively completing application processes to get into the graduate and professional programs they seek entry to.

In the December 2015 issue of Milestone Moments: Building for Student Success, Dr. Pollard was asked during an interview, What challenges do you think the College will continue to face?”   She answered:

…The demography is changing; the United States and our competitiveness are changing. How do you demonstrate that students coming out of Montgomery College are able to do the work you say they can do with the skill sets they need to be able to be successful and self-sustaining?  (p.9)

Exactly.  MC graduates will have to compete.  Mere completion of a degree is not enough.  You will have to do the work that your degree says you  can do.  You will have to be able to write well, which is not a one shot effort.  Good writing comes from editing, editing, editing and proofreading, proofreading, proofreading.

Already offered at Rockville and Germantown for many semesters, ENGL258 is very much needed at Takoma Park/Silver Spring.  Help establish this course at TP/SS by spreading the word.  Interested students should contact Prof. Trienne Glover (240-567-1372, RC 110) or English Chair Ellen Olmstead (240-567-1385,  P3 211) to be admitted into the course.  Conveniently for working students, the course is scheduled for Monday nights, 6:00 – 9:05 p.m.