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  • Understand our program of course offerings
  • Contact instructors, and learn a little bit about their backgrounds, and
  • Access resources that will facilitate their development and success as readers and writers.


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Laney English Students Make the News!

Read articles published in local newspapers, written by students in Laney English classes, here:

Hassan Russel, OP-ED, Student Fears for Life During Routine Traffic Stop (The Post News Group, December 16, 2014)

Joi Smith, OP-ED: Oakland Youth is A Survivor: “A Rose that Grew from Concrete” (The Post News Group, November 20, 2014)

Jorge Rosales, You Tell Us: Why I support Measure FF to raise the minimum wage (Oakland North, October 24, 2014)


Need Writing Support? Make an appointment with a tutor in the Writing Center!

* For students who need writing support, please visit the James Oliver Community Writing Center online and on campus at B260.


*For English faculty assessing their courses, please use: Communication Rubric-Writing full form