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Scholastic Sharks

Welcome to the Scholastic Sharks Academic Support Program! This LibGuide provides useful information and resources for your activities.

Finn, the MDC mascot, holds books while looking at the title, Scholastic Sharks.


Welcome, Scholastic Sharks!

This program will engage students in a myriad of individualized learning opportunities in reading, writing, grammar, research, and technology through workshops and one-on-one tutoring. The activities we are inviting you to participate in were designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of important skills needed to succeed in reading- and writing-intensive courses, such as ENC 1101.

Scholastic Sharks are asked to:

  • attend 1 orientation at the Reading & Writing Center
  • attend 1 orientation at Learning Resources
  • attend 6 workshops (one in each category)
  • attend 3 tutoring sessions at either the Reading & Writing Center or Learning Resources

Learn more about each aspect of the program by using the navigation pane or by clicking below.

To make the experience in this program a little more exciting, students will collect stamps on their passports after completing each recommended activity. Once you earn all your stamps, you can collect the grand prize containing an assortment of MDC goodies. Read more about how to map your success below.

If you have any questions, please contact us at one of the phone numbers listed under the Reading & Writing Center or Learning Resources contact information.

Your Map to Success

Collect your stamps as you complete your assigned tasks. Stop by the library (1216), Computer Courtyard (2201), or Reading & Writing Center (2301) to pick up a copy of your Fall 2022 Passport or download a copy by using the link below.

Once you have collected your term stamps, swing by one of our locations to collect your prize!

You have until December 16, 2022 to collect your stamps and prize.

Stamp passport for Scholastic Sharks


The Scholastic Sharks LibGuide originated as a collaboration with Giselda Aguiar and Dr. Daphene Watson from the Reading & Writing Center at Wolfson Campus and Teresita Martinez and Patrick Henry from Learning Resources at the Wolfson Campus. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us. Thank you!