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Composition for Academic Leaders Program Begins Sept. 5

Sept. 4, 2014

The first university workshop for Buena Park High School's CSUF Composition for Academic Leaders Program (CALP) is taking place Friday, Sept. 5.

The program seeks to build connections to university language, staff and programs through three workshops taking place during the school year: a panel with former Buena Park High School students attending CSUF, a "What to Expect in a College English Class" discussion and a tutoring session in the Writing Center. Sixty-five 11th-grade advanced placement language and composition students are set to participate.

"This collaboration between the Department of English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics and Buena Park High School serves to demystify the University for students who have limited connections to postsecondary culture," says alumnus Mark Vermillion '14, who along with April Brannon, associate professor of English, comparative literature and linguistics, helped to create the program.

Staff from the English Department's Writing Center also will train CALP students so they can develop their own writing center at their high school.

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