Grammar and Writing
The Purdue Online Writing Lab
Resources, links, information and videos about grammar, documentation styles (MLA,
APA) and other issues related to writing for students of almost any level.
Guide to Grammar
Advice and guidelines for writing from the word and sentence level, paragraphs, research
writing, and other issues of interest.
Bartleby has an huge library of books and other literature, including some reference books.
The Poetry Foundation has an extensive library of poetry, biographies and essays about poets, audio recordings
of poets reading their poems, etc.
Penn Sound is a repository of poetry and other literature in audio format.
SBVC Library Resources
Main SBVC Library page.
SBVC Library Databases: Log in to Blackboard for password info for current term if
you are accessing these databases from off campus.
General database page (access to EbscoHost, SIRS Knowledge Source, Academic Search Premier, Literary
Reference Center, etc.)
Databases by Subject page
Organizations of Interest
Modern Language Association homepage with links to MLA Handbook as well info about the MLA, one of the most important
organizations of teachers and scholars for those working with modern languages and
Transferring as an English Major
ASSIST is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned
at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to
another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California’s public
colleges and universities and provides the most accurate and up-to-date information
about student transfer in California.
California State University, San Bernardino, English Department
University of California, Riverside, English Department
The College Board has a site that can help you find colleges and universities that have English, Literature,
Journalism, Creative Writing majors. You can search by major (or specialty within
major), location, and many other criteria.
Search for colleges for English Major
Search for colleges for Creative Writing Major
What You'll Actually Pay (don't decide where to apply to until you've read this!)
A lot of students decide not to apply to some colleges and universities because of
the "sticker price" we often hear. But the truth is that only those with family incomes
well above $100,000 pay that full price. And those with low family income can often
pay less to go to private colleges than public institutions. Check out this calculator (courtesy of NPR) of what you'll actually pay for your education per year at over
1550 colleges/universities depending on your income.
Scholarships for English Majors
English and Creative Writing Scholarships that require completion of the SBVC Foundation Scholarship Application.
- Win & Bette Carl Memorial Scholarship: Recipients must be full-time students, majoring in English with a 3.0 or higher
- Cleo & Rollie Schmidt Memorial: Applicants must have completed at least 25 units at SBVC with a 2.75 or higher grade
point average and be actively engaged in creative writing.
English Department Scholarships
These department scholarships are nomination only. These scholarships require English faculty to nominate students by submitting
a recommendation/nomination letter to the English department Scholarship Committee
by the last day of February each year. Discuss this with your English instructors.
- Arbie Villarreal Memorial/English Department Scholarship: This scholarship was created to provide a source of revenue to students majoring
in English and seeking to transfer to a 4-year university. The recipients must be
sophomore/transferring students with a 3.0 grade point average.
- J. Hal Walters Memorial: Candidates must have completed a minimum of 12 units with a 3.0 grade point average.
They must be English majors and must demonstrate noteworthy performance in language,
literary perception, and/or creative writing.
Go to the Financial Aid/Scholarships page for links and info that will help you find and apply for scholarships from foundation,
organizations, advocacy groups, and other institutions. Aside from searching for English
major-specific scholarships, also search for scholarships that match your background,
experiences and circumstances as scholarships often are targeted to support students
with specific profiles.