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Learning Guidelines: Welcome to your English lab. This lab is where you will practice and develop your writing skills with the aid of your English instructor. During your time in this lab, you will work on assignments with your lab instructor and complete assignments in an online program. You are expected to be actively engaged during the entire term.
The following information is an overview of the lab requirements.
Your instructor will expand on this information.
WRITING CENTER ORIENTATION [IN-PERSON]
WRITING CENTER ORIENTATION [REMOTE]
Your English lab is designed to help you improve your writing skills so that you can succeed in college. All English students must be concurrently enrolled in the corresponding English lab. This lab is designed to help you improve your writing skills so that you can succeed in college.
REQUIREMENTS FOR CREDIT
In order to achieve credit for your lab, you must complete the following requirements by the end of the term. Your instructor will provide specific details; however, below are some general requirements.
- Attendance during your assigned time is mandatory unless your instructor tells you otherwise.
- Conferences: If you are enrolled in English 101 or 201, you are required to have four conference meetings with your lab instructor. If you are enrolled in English 35, you are required five conference meetings with your lab instructor. Your instructor will notify you how these meetings will take place. While you are encouraged to seek instructional support from various services, like the LAC, the meetings may not replace your conference signature(s).
- LabExercises (LearningCurves): Online lessons are assigned by your lab instructor. As you may notice, your lab instructor may be different than your lecture instructor. If you are in English 35, you must complete 14 exercises. If you are in English 101 or 201, you must complete 10 exercises. All exercises must be completed on or before the final lab meeting.
LAB MATERIALS & OTHER RESOURCES
- Achieve Access: Your lab instructor will send you information on how to enroll into Achieve. If you do not receive information by the second or third day of classes, contact your instructor and kindly ask him or her how to register for Achieve.
- Achieve Activation Code: In order to complete your online assignments, you need to purchase a digital Achieve Access Code through the Rio Hondo Bookstore’s website. You may also purchase the code directly from the Achieve platform. Digital purchases from the bookstore are available if you have a voucher. With the purchase, you will have access to A Writer’s Reference 10th edition e-book by Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers.
- Students who have a current and active LaunchPad account that will be good until the end of the semester should immediately complete the following google form: tinyurl.com/mtemayb4. Once MacMillan verifies that a student indeed has an active account, the student will be sent an access code for Achieve will be extended to match their LaunchPad Account.
- Activity Log: You may or may not receive an Activity Log from your instructor. If you do not receive one, do not worry. Your instructor will inform you how s/he will keep track of your conferences, attendance, and other related work.
- Headphones: Some Achieve tutorials have audio; therefore, headphones are highly recommended in a home environment and mandatory when listening to audio during an on-campus lab. The lab does not provide headphones.
- USB Flash Drive: A flash drive or access to any online/cloud-based storage system (e.g., Google Docs) is highly recommended for saving all English assignments. Please do not save work on lab computers and expect it to be there in the future.
If you have problems signing in, contact Stephanie Doll at Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org or Jordan.email@example.com. You may also visit the Achieve Technical Support Team: https://macmillan.force.com/macmillanlearning/s/contactsupport
If you have any additional questions regarding the Writing Center, please contact Bill Curington at firstname.lastname@example.org
Depending on your professor or field of study, a specific citation style may be required when citing your sources. These are guides created by the library on the most commonly used citation styles.
In addition to the citation handouts, Purdue Owl gives an expanded guide and explanation on each citation style and more:
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