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Steve Walsh
Steve Walsh is the Learning Skills Specialist for the Academic Advancement Center. Specializing in English and Composition, Steve is utilized in various roles at the AAC: he teaches courses such as Critical Thinking and Advancing Academic Confidence; he teaches English courses for the Summer Bridge program; he helps organize and lead tutor training for English tutors campus-wide; he is the academic advisor for the EOP Junior class; and Steve designed and now maintains this AAC website.
 
 General Studies Courses
Steve is involved with several courses in the General Studies department. Critical Thinking is a multi-media exploration of self-awareness, logic, and criticism. Students examine news programs, television programming such as sit-coms, soap operas, talk shows, and "reality" shows, advertisements in magazines, on billboards, and on television, and even movies and cinema editing techniques. Students learn to question and understand before they believe, focusing on point of view and reason rather than sympathy and emotion. This course is offered every quarter under General Studies 136: Thinking Critically.

Steve is also a co-teacher for Advancing Academic Confidence . This class focuses on overcoming the everyday obstacles faced by students in college. From note-taking to writing, from study skills to budgeting time, students can overcome the fear of the unknown: unknown professor requirements and standards, unknown or foreign textbook material, and unknown variations on written exams. This course can be found in the schedule under General Studies 157: Advancing Academic Confidence. Steve is involved with several courses in the General Studies department. Critical Thinking is a multi-media exploration of self-awareness, logic, and criticism. Students examine news programs, television programming such as sit-coms, soap operas, talk shows, and "reality" shows, advertisements in magazines, on billboards, and on television, and even movies and cinema editing techniques. Students learn to question and understand before they believe, focusing on point of view and reason rather than sympathy and emotion. This course is offered every quarter under General Studies 136: Thinking Critically.

Steve is also a co-teacher for Advancing Academic Confidence . This class focuses on overcoming the everyday obstacles faced by students in college. From note-taking to writing, from study skills to budgeting time, students can overcome the fear of the unknown: unknown professor requirements and standards, unknown or foreign textbook material, and unknown variations on written exams. This course can be found in the schedule under General Studies 157: Advancing Academic Confidence.

 
 Life Story and Training
Steve was born and raised in Bakersfield--a living product of Bakersfield schools. He attended William Penn Elementary School, Actis Junior High, and Bakersfield High School. After graduating from BHS, he went straight into CSUB, and, try as we might, we can't get rid of him. Steve graduated from CSUB with degrees in English and Theatre, and he moved immediately into the English Master's program.

During this time, Steve involved himself with the EOP program, the AAC, and the Summer Bridge Program--first by becoming an English tutor, then by teaching Critical Thinking, and finally by teaching English in Summer Bridge. Steve also has experience tutoring for the KEMP Program, teaching English at Bakersfield College, and teaching English during the regular school year at CSUB.

 
 Grammar and Composition Handouts
Steve publishes handouts for free distribution in the AAC. Designed to aid students and tutors by providing concise, clear explanations of grammatical concepts, these handouts are available to students who come into the Center. Also, as a service for the University and the online community, Steve posts a handout a week on this site. They are available for private use only, and the CSU System enforces copyright. E-mail Steve for duplication rights.

this week's handout .