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Reading Writing Center

Reading Writing Center

Welcome to the Reading and Writing Center, a facility open to students who want to improve their reading and/or writing skills.

Location: LRC-203
Phone: (916) 691-7123 or 691-7037

Instructional Assistant: Rose Spisak

RWC Faculty Advisor:  weinshd (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu (Professor David Weinshilboum)

Hours of Operation:

During Summer 18 (June 11 through August 9), the RWC will be open the following hours:

Monday

11:30am to 2:30pm

Tuesday

11:30am to 2:30pm

Wednesday

11:30am to 2:30pm

Thursday

11:30am to 2:30pm

Friday

closed

The Reading and Writing Center (RWC) provides help with reading and/or writing assignments for any class. The RWC staff do not offer proofreading/editing services. Rather, their purpose is to help students help themselves learn to read more effectively and develop/present ideas coherently in essays and other types of writing.

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

                            ENGLB 78

Each class may be taken for .5 or 1.0 unit.  The focus of ENGLB 70 through 73 is improving writing skills whereas the focus of ENGLB 75 through 78 is improving reading skills. Please note: Students who enroll in ENGLB 74 must complete those hours in the RWC at the Elk Grove Center. Please note that during Summer 18 only ENGLB 70 and ENGLB 72 will be offered.

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.

Attendance requirement:
Students may receive college credit for their work in the center by registering for

  • .5 unit (22.5 hours attendance required) or
  • 1.0 unit (45 hours attendance required).

An ENGLB class is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis, and no lectures are given. 

Registration information:
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 (Summer 18 registration deadline = July 5).

Please view the FAQ page for more information regarding ENGLB registration.

RWC Orientation:
Students in the ENGLB classes work through an orientation process to familiarize themselves with the operation of the RWC. This process consists of learning the lab rules and passing the appropriate quizzes at the beginning of the semester. The orientation material for the first and second semesters is available below for review at any time. Once the semester begins, students may take the corresponding quizzes in Canvas.

First-semester presentations (audio available but not required)

file icon.RWC_Welcome_presentation1.swf

file icon.RWC_Orientation_Getting_Help_Expanded5_Su_172.swf

file icon.Using_RWC_Computers1.swf

file icon.RWC_Orientation_On_the_Clock_0802171.swf

file icon.RWC_Time_management1.swf

To view these presentations, you need Shockwave.

Second-semester presentation (audio not available at this time)

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