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Refer students to RIDES

The program is designed to help culturally and linguistically diverse students with practical writing skills.

By Laura Kramer

June 22, 2021

Multicolored balloons with the word Faculty and staff members are encouraged to refer students to the RIDES (Roadrunners Interested in Developing English Skills) program, designed to help culturally and linguistically diverse students with practical writing skills not covered by a traditional writing-center consultation. RIDES sessions help students with the lower-order concerns (article use, punctuation, grammar, etc.) unique to their situation.

The RIDES program pairs each student with a writing-center consultant trained specifically for this program. The pair will work together for a set duration, with a commitment to a 30-minute session every week. Together, the student and consultant will identify areas of improvement and work together to develop English-language skills by working on specific assignments for class. Sessions will also include tutorials and customized exercises.

Beyond the 30-minute sessions, RIDES students will have access to specialized tools and unique opportunities. Also offered is an option to try to work with your instructors, if desired, to identify areas for development and receive feedback on improvement.

Students who complete the program will be able to take part in a party at the end of the semester and will be eligible for prizes and awards.

Learn more by calling the RIDES office at 303-615-1888 or by emailing at

Topics: Academics, Student Success

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