Welcome to the Reading and Writing Center, a facility open to students who want who want to excel in their academic reading and writing assignments.
Phone: (916) 691-7123 or 691-7037
Instructional Assistants: Rose Spisak and Mollie Schut
RWC Faculty Advisor: weinshd (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu (Professor David Weinshilboum)
Hours of Operation:
During Spring 19 (January 22 through May 15), the RWC will be open the following hours:
Monday 9:00am to 7:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am to 7:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am to 7:00pm
Thursday 9:00am to 7:00pm
Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm
This summer the Reading and Writing Center will be open! Please register for ENGLB 70 or 72 to use the lab for your homework, papers, and other assignments during the summer session (June 10 - August 8). Beginning June 10, RWC hours will be Monday through Thursday from 11:00am to 2:00pm, closed Fridays and weekends.
The Reading and Writing Center (RWC) staff help students understand required reading, write essays and other assignments, complete homework and find resources. Staff members don’t proofread student writing; rather, they help students learn to proofread their own writing.
There is no extra work associated with the RWC.
Changes in the enrollment structure of the RWC:
Through Spring 2013 students wishing to use the RWC were required to enroll in the class called ENGLB 70 and could re-enroll until they completed a total of six units. Beginning with Fall 2013, students could no longer re-enroll in ENGLB 70. Instead, students must register for one of the following classes one semester at a time:
ENGLB 70 ENGLB 75
ENGLB 72 ENGLB 76
ENGLB 73 ENGLB 77
Each class may be taken for a maximum of 1.0 unit. The focus of ENGLB 70 through 73 is improving writing skills whereas the focus of ENGLB 75 through 77 is improving reading skills. Please note: Students who enroll in ENGLB 74 or 78 must complete those hours in the RWC at the Elk Grove Center.
Who can use the RWC:
Students enrolled at CRC may register to use the RWC, whether or not they are taking an English class. However, in order to use the RWC, enrollment in one of the ENGLB classes is required.
Students may receive college credit for their work in the center by registering for
An ENGLB class is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis, and no lectures are given.
Students can register for an ENGLB class online or in the Admissions Office. Students may register any time during the first several weeks of the semester (Spring 19 registration deadline = March 22, Summer 19 registration deadline = July 3).
As soon as students enroll in an ENGLB class, they are welcome to begin working in the RWC right away. They drop by the lab, complete and submit a simple, easy-to-read agreement, and begin! From day one of Week 1, English professors and Instructional Assistants are available and eager to help students meet the challenges of the new semester.