Please log-in on the LOG-IN computer at the entrance to the Reading Center and log out when you leave. Thank you.
Welcome to the Santa Monica College Reading Center
We are located in Room 312 of Drescher Hall.
To log on to eCompanion to complete your Reading Center assignments, click here: http://www.smc.edu/students.
Next, enter your Student ID number and your password and click "eCompanion." To access your reading course, simply click on the course name.
Instructors, click here to enter your eCompanion.
The Reading Center is open from:
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays--Thursdays*
*Please be advised that classes meet
in the Reading Center several hours each day, and the room may not be quiet.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Reading students may use the computers while lab classes are in session in the room.
To practice comprehension and reasoning skills, click below:
by Thelma Gwinn Thurstone
*with permission from The McGraw-Hill Co., Inc.
Ultimate Speed Reader
Ultimate Speed Reader is available on the computers in the Reading Lab, the SMC Library and the Cayton Center.
When working on this program, write down on a sheet of paper the answers to the multiple choice questions, your WPM, your comprehension score and a brief summary in paragraph form. Your summary should capture the main ideas of the reading and can be three or four sentences.
Before you begin working on the stories, spend at least five minutes working on the Warm-Up Exercises.
Check your instructor's assignment guide for more specific directions.
by V. Bell, J. Cheney, P. King and M. P. Moore
|Congos's Study Skills Inventory||
Books on a 2-hour
reserve in the SMC Library:
Critical Reading Series: Deceptions
Critical Reading Series: Disasters
Critical Reading Series: Phenomena
Selections from the Black: Books 1, 2, 3 and 4
Taking Charge of My Life
Topics for the Restless: Books 1, 2, 3 and 4
The Wild Side: Extreme Sports
The Wild Side: In the Line of Duty
The Wild Side: Total Panic
Travels More Travels
Adventures More Adventures
Chills More Chills
Surprises More Surprises
Shocks After Shocks
Sudden Twists More Twists
Encounters More Encounters
Conflicts More Conflicts
Santa Monica College
Learn to detect faulty reasoning.
On-line Vocabulary and Reading Resources: Click on the title.
|A Guide to Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary|
|Some Basic Spelling Rules|
|Latin Derivatives (prepared by Gene Moutoux)|
|Of Mice and Men Study Guide|
|To Kill a Mockingbird Study Guide|
|Los Angeles Public Library|
|SMC English Department|
|Assistance is offered at no charge to SMC students.||Drescher Hall Room 313.|
Where are the computer labs on campus and what are their schedules of operation?
||Kimberly James||Padma Sahgal|
|George Davison||Judith Sandstrom|
|Amy Dempsey||Ron Klemp||Elisha Shapiro|
|Jessica Krug||Sharon Steeber|
|Carol Fuchs||Ed Markarian||Gary Todd|
|Martha Hartman||Jean Paik-Schoenberg||Saundra Woodruff|
|Eleni Hioureas||Paul Roberts||Nadine Wright|
|Matthew Hotsinpiller||Kayli Weatherford|
Reading Center Coordinator: Joyce Cheney
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