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SD 100 Smart Start

SD 100 - Smart Start

SD 100 Smart Start - Basic Reading, Writing, Math and College-Readiness Skills

Smart Start is a credit-free program designed to enhance your basic skills and transition you to developmental English or college-level ENG* 101: Composition/math. You will need ENG* 101 to earn a Manchester Community College associate degree or certificate and at least one college-level math for associate degrees.

In one semester, you will:

  • Improve your reading and writing ability, learn grammar and
    punctuation rules, and build study skills through classroom instruction.
  • Increase your arithmetic and algebraic problem-solving skills through an 11-week, independent-study course (ALEKS® Self-Study), which includes tutoring in the math lab.
  • Identify your career interests and skills you will need to achieve your goals.

Once you complete the program, you will have the opportunity to retest (test scores determine your placement in English and math courses).

Raymond F. Damato Library

Welcome to the Library

The Raymond F. Damato Library is located in the Learning Resource Center. It holds over 60,000 volumes, has a strong reference collection, and subscribes to over 400 periodicals.

The library offers numerous amenities including five group study rooms, individual study carrels, computers, Wi-Fi, laser printing (b&w and color), scanning and photocopying. A magnification device for printed material is also available. The Fireside Commons is a large, contemplative space that is a designated quiet study area and features a working fireplace. The Library Garden is also available during warmer months for members of the MCC community to enjoy.

Students can seek help with research for papers or projects from one of our reference librarians. The librarians are available to assist students in formulating research strategies, searching the library’s online catalog and research databases, and using library services. The “Ask-a-Librarian” reference service allows students to connect to a librarian 24/7 wherever they are. Students can request books and articles not available at MCC through our interlibrary loan service.

Any state resident of high school age or older with valid ID is welcome to register as a borrower at MCC’s library.