Reading and Basic Education
All matriculated students placing in remedial Reading, English and Math are offered a place in the Basic Education Program (BEP). Students are required to successfully complete this program before being permitted to register for the next level of courses in Reading, English and Math. All students who take the placement test and score RDG 001 or RDG 002 are required to enroll in the course in the first semester of attendance. Successful completion of each course is required. If RDG 001 is the original placement, RDG 002 is required unless the student is exempted by meeting Department standards.
For students who speak English as a second language, the Department of Reading and Basic Education offers a reading course at the college preparatory level of instruction. This reading course is part of English as a Second Language Program at the College. See the English Department for writing courses and Communications Department for conversation and pronunciation courses. Students are placed individually at appropriate levels through a reading placement test. The Department also offers credit reading courses.
The Reading and Basic Education Lab/Help Centers are department resources that provide the students with reinforcement and tutorial services.
The contact information for the various facilities is as follows:
- Reading 001 Help Center - Building M, Room 207; 516.572.7465
- Reading 002 Help Center - Building M, Room 201; 516.572.7465
- BEP Reading/Writing Help Center - Building V, Room 110; 516.572.8979
- BEP Math Help Center - Building V, Room 112; 516.572.8046
- BEP Students with Disabilities Help Center - Building V, Room 111; 516.572.8975
- ESL Reading Help Center - Building M, Room 209; 516.572.7465
Long Island Writing Project
The Long Island Writing Project (LIWP) is an official site of the National Writing Project, part of a federally-funded network of 200 sites nationwide and eight sites in New York State. Through our work with teachers in Nassau and Western Suffolk counties, we seek to improve writing, reading and learning in area schools. Since our inception in 1993, over 1000 teachers have participated in our programs.