English Majors: 
Entering the job market with the skills employers need!

From an established report from the Oregon Employment Department to this recent Bloomberg study (pictured, at right), study after study proves that effective communication skills are paramount to employers seeking to fill the jobs of today and tomorrow. 

Oregon Coast Community College's English department is here to prepare you for the career of your dreams. Are you ready?

Literature & Authors Links


Powell's selection of "must-reads" set in the Pacific Northwest


List of Pacific Northwest Authors


Nestucca Spit Press presents 'McCallandia"



Critical Thinking


Check out this resource of online resources 



Learning Resources for OCCC Students


Guide to Grammar and Writing


Citation Machine: A handy tool to help you properly cite source material


MLA Citation Style Guide



Contact Information for OCCC English Department Staff


Click here to find OCCC English Dept. staff info


OCCC's Featured Author

Marianne Moore was an American poet, born in St. Louis in 1887.  She graduated from Bryn Mawr College 1909, and began work as a librarian and later as the acting editor of the Dial, one of the foremost journals of its time. Moore was perhaps best known for winning the Pulitzer Prize for her poetry, Collected Poems (1951). Read 'Poetry,' by Marianne Moore. 
Fun fact: In 1955, Marianne Moore was asked to name a new vehicle for the Ford Motor Company. Despite her laudable submissions, including "Mongoose Civiqu" and "Utopian Turtletop," FoMoCo opted instead for "Edsel." More about this and other facets of Moore's life are available on her Wikipedia page

Photograph by George Platt Lynes(1935). Wikipedia.