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  • Visit the Campus. Get advice on your portfolio. Talk to faculty and students. Learn more about financial aid.

     

    Register now for Open House 2014.

     

    CHECK-IN BEGINS AT 12:30
    WORKSHOPS 

    1:00 – 1:45
    Financing Your Education
    Center for Creative Professions: Create Your Future 

    2:00 – 2:45
    Housing Options: Making a Good Fit

  • Creative Action and the Otis Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

     

    This week 4-6pm is Waves to Asia with DJ Pheonix, DJ Z and DJ Kai, bringing some Asian culture to the air waves, including J-Pop, K-Pop and Chinese Pop, as well as popular anime music. Also as part of the show we will feature a talk about Asian food that you can get and try in Los Angeles.

     

  • Creative Action and the Otis Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

    This week 4-5pm is Rewind 1976 with DJ’s Gabriel Rojas, Nauseous P, and Little C. Join us to count down the songs on the top of the charts... 1976 style. We'll be playing the hits as if it's that very Autumn day 30+ years ago.

  • Otis Radio: Rap Realm

    Nov 10| Special Event
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    Creative Action and the Otis Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

  • Scott Short

    Nov 11| Lectures
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    Scott Short | Born 1964 in Marion, OH | Lives and works in Paris, France 

     

  • Cathy Park Hong's poetry collections include Translating Mo'um and Dance Dance Revolution, which was chosen for the Barnard Women Poets Prize. Norton published her third book of poems, Engine Empire, in 2012. A former Fullbright Fellow, Hong is also the recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her poems have been appeared in A Public Space, Poetry, Paris Review, Conjunctions, McSweeney's, APR, Harvard Review, Boston Review, The Nation, and other journals.

  • Monica Majoli

    Nov 13| Lectures
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    Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Monica Majoli.

    Thursday, November 13th 11:115am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

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Writing Resources and ESL Services

Language Learning Resources
Art Terms ArtLex Dictionary
SmartHistory
ESL Activities for ESL Students - Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL) This project of The Internet TESL Journal (iteslj.org) has thousands of contributions by many teachers.
Dave's Internet Cafe - The Internet's Meeting place for ESL and EFL teachers and students from around the World.
Easy English - Online English tests place, then explain what student need to study, links to English lessons and personalized tests- different every time,too.
English Forum - Self study quizzes, vocabulary quizzes and puzzles, interactive English language exercises, better English and business English exercises.
Grammar Common Errors in English - Excellent list of common errors with clear explanations and helpful learning on how to avoid the error in future.
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling - Offer handouts, exercises, power point presentations and useful resources on grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Grammar Help - Interactive language exercises on the web.
Vocabulary Academic Vocabulary - Help to expand your academic vocabulary using the Academic Word List. All students, home students and overseas students, need to learn the technical vocabulary of their field.
English Idioms & Proverbs - A collection of idioms and proverbs. All the idiom/proverb pages have at least one picture each drawn by students. English Idioms: Sayings and Slang - Look for idioms by section, idioms containing a specific word and idioms explained by a specific word.
Pronunciation American Accent Training - Can have self-training for intonation, word connections (liaisons), pronunciations , and accent in action.
Say it! - Type what you would like me say, then Nico say the word you typed immediately.
Listening Randall's Cyber Listening Lab - Highly recommended excellent listening site. Choice of general listening quizzes, listening quizzes for academic purposes, and long conversations with RealVideo. Voice mailbox, too!
CNN Listening Activities - Offers web delivered instruction using current and past CNN San Francisco bureau and CBS 5 - KPIX (CBS Broadcasting) news stories including the full text of each story and interactive activities to test comprehension.
Reading Global Issues for English Learners - Learners can choose from various topics dealing with issues in the Real World. Easier reading, help with vocabulary and interactive vocabulary quizzes.
Bradley's Online Activities - Over 250 free interactive activities to help students with their vocabulary and grammar.
Speaking Language Trade - Brings you free Internet voice chats with native speakers of the foreign language you want to learn! Chat Library - Use the virtual reality chat room and library for asking questions about writing, grammar and vocabulary, and can also use the discussion board to leave messages on this website.
Writing Online Research and Documentation - Finding Sources and Documenting Sources for MLA in-text citations, MLA list of works cited, MLA information notes, MLA manuscript format and Sample MLA style paper.
Uni Learning - Well organized, excellent site for effective writing, academic writing, writing sentences, essay writing, report writing, reading, note taking and critical thinking.
Basic Essay - Guide to write the basic structure of essay including topic, outline, thesis, introduction, conclusion, finish and sample.
The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing - a writing-across-the-curriculum primer for anyone who wants to write better. It's intended mainly for college students help to learn how to write more clearly, gracefully, and effectively.
Purdue's Writing Lab - Handouts, materials, and resources for students and teachers, including: general writing concerns such the writing process and writing about specific topics, ESL such as writing for an American audience and help with English conventions, research and documenting sources including MLA styles.
Writing Guides - Collection of all writing guides:Academic essays, critical thinking, reading and study strategies, the writing process, writing your research, citing and documenting your sources, grammar and usage, personal and professional writing, theses and dissertations, and writing in your courses.
Essentials of Writing - The writing process, audiences, organizing your paper, formatting and writing with computer, essentials of English usage and avoiding plagiarism and documentation in writing.
Special Writing Resources
Translation Translator from Dictionary.com
Quotation Using Quotations from University of Toronto
A Dictionary of Quotations from Bartleby.com
Plagiarism Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Recognize and Avoid It from Indiana University
Plagiarism - and how to avoid it!from Drew University
Proofreading Editing and Correcting Your Work from University of Warwick
Errors Finding Common Errors from Purdue University
MLA Styles Citing Sources from Duke University
MLA Citation Guide from Long Island University
Dictionary Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary & Thesaurus from Merriam-Webster, Inc.
Academic Writing Advice on Academic Writing from University of Toronto
Online Writing Resources Online Writing Resources from University of Michigan
Online Writing Lab from Purdue University

 


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SRC Front Desk
(424) 207-2492
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Carol D. Branch, Ph.D.
Director, Student Resources Center
(310) 846-2554