In the RWC there are 49 workstations, equipped with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office (2013). Internet access is available for students to complete Desire2Learn assignments and perform library/general research.
Absolutely. ESL students are welcome in the RWC. The ESL faculty recommends that second-language students wait until they reach ESLW 50 before signing up. ESL students in the levels before ESLW 50 should sign up for ESL 90.
Possibly. There are seven ENGLB classes (ENGLB 70, 72, 73, 75, 76, 77, and 78). The College Admissions office will allow students to take each ENGLB class for up to one unit. The number of times a student can take an ENGLB class, then, depends on how many units the student registers for and how many hours he/she completes. For example, if a student enrolls in ENGLB 70 for 1 unit and completes the required number of hours in the lab, at the end of the semester that student will receive 1 unit and will not be able to re-enroll in ENLGB 70. However, if a student enrolls in ENGLB 70 for .5 unit and completes the required number of hours in the lab, at the end of the semester that student will receive .5 unit in the lab and will be able to re-enroll in ENGLB 70 for another .5 unit if he/she wishes.
No. Enrollment in an ENGLB class is not automatic and is not related to enrollment in any other class.
During the fall and spring semesters, many English professors work in the RWC from 1 to 4 hours per week. Instructional assistants are on duty most hours the RWC is open. In addition to assisting students with their work, the IAs run the lab and take care of other lab matters: questions on lab procedures, trouble with a computer, and so on.
By checking the faculty schedule, students can find out if and when their professors work in the RWC. This schedule changes periodically.
No appointments are necessary. As long as students enroll in an ENGLB class and complete the appropriate orientations, they are free to come to the lab any time during the hours of operation.
Grammar resources and reading modules will be available for all students who enroll in an ENGLB course, but students can also find grammar information/exercises online. The Writing/Study Resources page features information on a number of quality sites. Similarly, students can find valuable information on improving their reading skills by visiting the Reading Resources page.