College level writing and reading have an important role in completion and college success. Most studens who join STCC are underprepared students and this Open English project is a method that makes more accessible higher education to those students. Open English accelerated learning is the latest addition to advances at STCC in developing to make higher education more accessible to underprepared student. It is included as one of many initiatives such as extended contact time, intrusive advising, and learning communities encouraging college success. Open English applies principles of accelerated developed over time in adult learning and continuing classes for people who want to work for rapid academic advancement.
Sias, Marcia, "Open English: Introducing Accelerated Learning in Developmental Coursework at STCC" (2011). CCLA Capstone Projects. 3.