The English and Math Enrichment, Readiness, and Growth Experience (EMERGE) program offers math and English enrichment classes using positive academic identity development and growth mindset to strengthen students’ foundation and confidence in their English and math abilities.

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Program Dates, Times and Location

English Session

  • Welcome Program: Friday, July 2, 2021
  • Program Dates: Monday to Thursday, July 6 to July 22, 2021
  • Program Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Activities for 2021 will be remote. Details will be provided to participants closer to the program start date.

EMERGE English Writing Workshops

Students who participate in EMERGE English will learn how to: 

  • Develop and discuss original ideas
  • Apply the writing process (i.e., brainstorming, outlining, drafting, revising, editing)
  • Write coherent paragraphs with topic sentences or theses, supporting details, and transition words
  • Write coherent essays with introductions, body paragraphs, conclusions, and transition sentences
  • Recognize and use appropriate writing mechanics, including punctuation, capitalization, and formatting
  • Use writing tools such as thesauruses and Google Docs effectively
  • Paraphrase and summarize the work of others
  • EMERGE English students may choose any one of the following workshops

Make your Mark on the World Market:
Write to boost your influence as a student, consumer, and citizen

In this course, we'll dive into writing skills that are essential for college courses and day-to-day tasks alike. We'll learn how to make an impact with writing by exploring advertisements, product reviews, business letters, and new inventions. Our projects will be published on websites and in podcasts as well as sent to business executives. This course will prove that we don't need to wait until graduation to become an influencer-- we can make an impact right now.

Preparing for College Writing:
Style Shifting and Transitioning in Academia 

In this workshop you will learn how to use your style shifting abilities in a way that best suits the world of academica. This workshop will aid you in your transition into college writing as well as other subjects you'll encounter throughout your journey such as writing a professional email to a professor, and using academic language in the various projects and assignments you may encounter throughout your career. 

The Power of your Story

In this workshop, you will learn the many benefits of writing clearly and compellingly about yourself for your personal, professional and academic life, including:

  • How to write personal essays for scholarship applications and college classes
  • How to write personal statements for internship, graduate school and job applications
  • How writing your life story can truly inspire other people
  • How writing about you can help you understand yourself better, feel more compassion for yourself and improve your self-confidence

Your story matters -- put your voice on paper!

Eligibility for EMERGE ENglish

Priority selection is for first time first-year students admitted for the upcoming Fall semester. However, spots may be available for continuing and transfer students.

Math Session

  • Welcome Program: Friday, July 23, 2021
  • Program Dates: Monday to Thursday, July 26 to August 12, 2021
  • Program Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Activities for 2021 will be remote. Details will be provided to participants closer to the program start date.

The math workshops are modeled after the successful Peer Led Team Learning and Emerging Scholars Program models, which are nationally recognized for helping students succeed in mathematics. There, you will have personalized action plans to help you succeed in math.

Eligibility for EMERGE Math

Priority selection is for first time first-year students admitted for Fall 2021. However, spots may be available for continuing and transfer students. Students are eligible if they meet the following requirements:

  • To participate in EMERGE math, you must place into MATH 090, 091, 092 or 111A.

Program Benefits

By completing the EMERGE program, you will:

  • Strengthen your confidence in your English and math abilities.
  • Be able to retake the placement test, and possibly place at least one level higher in a math or English course for the fall semester.
  • Build a strong English and math foundation, which will help you succeed in your future classes.
  • Save up to $4,000 on tuition and fees if you place out of developmental courses.
  • Save time to graduation.

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