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Natomas Center WAC and RAD

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Reading Across the Disciplines (RAD) 

is a nine or four-and-a-half week, ½ unit transferable course that helps students from any academic or vocational discipline improve their classroom performance.

RAD can help students improve their:

  • Studying and test performance.

  • Reading speed and comprehension.

  • Class and book note taking.

  • Vocabulary.

RAD is an individualized experience. You can discover the best study methods for you using the texts and materials from the class you want help with. During your time in RAD, you will learn what you need be successful and efficient in your classes. Come sign up for a class time that works for you!

Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)

helps students from all academic disciplines with any academic writing task. Students enroll in ½ unit of one of our WAC courses to improve their writing skills.  

After a required orientation, students will be able to access:

  • Individual writing conferences.

  • Workshops on a variety of grammar and composition topics.

  • A drop-in writing center.

WAC serves all students, including those who have little or no experience with college writing, as well as students who are already skilled writers.


How Do I Sign Up?

Sign up by visiting our programs, which are located in the Learning Resource Center.

 For more information about RAD call 916/485-6063 or WAC call 916/485-6061.


Map of the Natomas Center hi-lighting location of the LRC 

Natomas Center Instructors: Thank you for your continued support of our program. Please consider copying and pasting the following information to your syllabus if you do not already do so.

  Students in this class should consider registering for the Reading Across the Disciplines (RAD) and Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) programs located in the Learning Resource Centers on both the main campus and at the Natomas Center.  The half-unit RAD and WAC classes give you one-on-one or small group time with Reading and English instructors who will help you keep up with the demands of college reading and writing assignments.  Both RAD and WAC have a proven track record of helping students be more successful in all their classes.