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 a maximum of 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.

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 (Fall 18 registration deadline = October 26).

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

RWC Orientation:

Registered first- and second-semester students in 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. Orientation material is available in Canvas once the semester begins. Presentations and quizzes may be completed at home or in the lab itself.