Frequently Asked Questions
- What kind of hardware/software is available in the RWC?
- Can ESL students use the RWC?
- Am I able to repeat ENGLB 70?
- I’m already enrolled in an English class. Am I automatically enrolled in ENGLB 70?
- Who staffs the RWC?
- Does my English professor work in the RWC?
- Do I need an appointment to use the RWC?
- Are grammar/reading modules available?
In the RWC there are 49 workstations, equipped with Windows XP and Microsoft Office (2010). Internet access is available for students to complete Desire 2 Learn 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.
Yes. Students may earn a maximum of 6 units in ENGLB 70.
No. Enrollment in ENGLB 70 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 ENGLB 70 and complete the appropriate orientations, they are free to come to the lab any time during the hours of operation.
The RWC does not offer grammar or reading modules at this time, but students can 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.