Monthly Archives: February 2011

NVC Writing Centers Can Help Students

By NVC Student Kimberly Redgate

During the semester, students may need to seek assistance from one of NVC’s Writing Centers in Juniper Hall or Redbud Hall. Instructors can refer students to one of the centers or students may come in on their own.

As a reminder, Caroline Kuyumcuoglu, NVC’s coordinator of the Developmental Learning Labs, says the labs and tutors can help students with their individual writing needs, based on the specialty of each center, but they try to avoid “fixing” a paper for the student. She added that all of the centers require students to have a Go-Print account for the printing of their assignments. Below is a summary of what each center has to offer.

JH 308 The Advocacy Center: Lori Knight, 486-4251

  • Provides one-on-one tutoring for students in developmental classes who need help with their writing skills and grammar. Students can have their work looked over and receive help from an appropriate tutor.
  • Provides drop counseling for developmental English, math, and reading students.
  • Conducts weekly workshops on writing and student success skills here.
  • Offers placement exam preparation.

Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

JH 229 The Cooperative Learning Center: Caroline Kuyumcuoglu, 486- 4334

  • Students in developmental English classes may work individually, in groups, or one-on-one with the aid of a tutor. Developmental level English classes require lab hours.

Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

JH 110 – The Reading Center: Caroline Kuyumcuoglu, 486- 4615

  • Students in developmental reading classes may work individually, in groups, or one-on-one with the aid of a tutor. Developmental level reading classes require lab hours. This center can also guide students with reading difficulties in other classes.

Hours: Monday –Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

JH 216 The Writing Center: John Schulze, 486-4347

  • This is a center for all students in college-level English courses who need assistance with their writing assignments.
  • Tutors will work with students on how to research, edit, revise, and plan papers, as well as provide assistance with MLA formatting and documentation.
  • Students will sit with a tutor and work together on whatever writing challenges that the student may be facing, including difficulty with MLA formatting and documentation.

Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 AM -2:00 PM

RLC 205 – Writing Across the Curriculum Lab: Deb Rankin, 486-4218

  • Help with writing assignments for any class outside of the English department.
  • Writing Assistance Through Facebook – students can ask a question and will usually receive a response, featured on the WAC Lab Facebook page, within an hour for as long as the lab is open.
  • Telephone Tutoring – for students who do not have the time for a sit-down tutoring session as well as for students enrolled in online courses. The student schedules a telephone tutorial and emails the paper to the Lab.
  • The WAC Lab also provides assistance with papers outside of the classroom, such as resumes, application essays, and scholarship essays.
  • The WAC Lab also provides resources and support for faculty who include writing assignments in their classes.

Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM – 2:00PM

All disciplines (outside of English and literature) are encouraged to send students to the Writing Across the Curriculum Lab in Redbud Hall

If you have additional questions concerning the Writing Centers, feel free to call Denise Tolan at 486-4301 or Yalitza Guerra at 486-4084 yguerra12@alamo.edu.

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