Located in the Learning Resource Center, LR-118
The Reading Lab is a skills class designed to assist students in improving their reading comprehension and vocabulary through lab work. Students enrolled in Basic Reading 21 or Intermediate Reading 22 must be concurrently enrolled in the 1/2 unit Reading Lab. The lab provides students with individual reading tasks designed for additional practice and mastery of concepts presented in class. The lab includes computers, books, tapes, and workbooks which cover a variety of reading skills and levels. In addition to the on-campus lab, there is an online lab available for partial lab credit for students enrolled in Reading 21 and Reading 22.
The Reading Skills Lab is staffed with Reading Instructors and Instructional Assistants who are available to assist students with their reading assignments and questions related to lab materials.
Click here to download the Lab Orientation PDF
Rules and Policies:
- The purpose of the Reading Lab is to develop and practice skills presented in your reading class, so use the time wisely to work on selected lab assignments or instructor directed works.
- Falsifying time in the lab is a form of cheating that is not allowed by the college. If you falsify your time by logging in, leaving, and coming back later to log out, you will lose all of the time and may be dropped from the lab class.
- You may attend lab no more than three hours in one day (generally, you become much less productive after marathon sessions of reading). Also, plan on spending a minimum of one-half hour in lab, (you will not receive credit for a visit shorter than 30 minutes).
- The Reading Lab and your reading class go together. Your attendance in the lab needs to be continual and regular and will be reported to your reading instructor on a regular basis.
- You may not work on homework from any class in the Reading Lab. The lab is designed for you to work on lab assignments only. If caught working on homework, your time for that day will be deleted.
- The Internet is to be used for your Reading 21 and Reading 22 assignments. There is no email, or chat room (MySpace, Facebook, etc…)allowed on the computers.
- Please set your cell phones on vibrate when you are in the lab. The use of cell phones are prohibited in the lab. No text messaging during lab time.
- Music playing devices of any kind are not allowed in the lab.
- No eating, drinking, or inappropriate talking is allowed.
- Please clean up your work area before leaving the lab; leave the computers on, push in your chair, and dispose of your trash.
The Reading Lab does not operate on an open lab basis during the summer. Check your class schedule for your registered day/time.
Sr. Instructional Assistant, Kathy Gomez – (562) 463-3104
Instructional Assistant, Gina Bove - (562) 463-3104
Coordinator, Sharon Bell - (562) 463-7075