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Bridges Writing Program Summer Institute


The purpose of the five-week Bridges program is to strengthen your writing skills in preparation for Freshman Composition (English 110), a course required for all students.

Because your SAT scores are below 450 in the areas of Critical Reading or Writing, you do not qualify for English 110 at this time, and must complete Remedial English (English 099), a basic writing course whose credits do not count toward those needed for graduation.

Bridges offers you a chance to place out of English 099 and move directly into English 110. This is a voluntary program and no tuition or book purchases are required.

You will be taught by two writing professors, and a specially-trained writing mentor will give you feedback both in person and electronically.

Bridges will begin on July 2 and conclude on August 1, 2013.

Primary program requirements include:

  1. An initial essay, emailed to the Bridges directors by July 1, to confirm your participation in the program and allow us to identify writing concerns that must be addressed.

  2. Being available to attend the lectures and workshops at CCSU; these will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

  3. Being available to complete online work on Thursdays. Times will be established once you meet your tutor.


In approximately 500 words, discuss how media has impacted your life. Media includes everything from cell phones, tablets, and the Internet, to social websites, music, and movies.

Please double-space your essay and email it prior to Monday, June 24, 2013, to Professor Verge at verge_cl@ccsu.edu and Professor McGrath at leslie.mcgrath.taylor@ccsu.edu.

Space is limited and seats will be given on a first-come, first-served basis, so interested students should respond quickly—no later than Saturday, June 1, 2013—to reserve a spot. Click here to register.

For more information, contact:

Professor Clementina Verge at verge_cl@ccsu.edu.

Professor Leslie McGrath Taylor at leslie.mcgrath.taylor@ccsu.edu



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