Reading and Writing Center at Elk Grove Center

The Reading Writing Center at Elk Grove Center (EGC) helps students enrolled in an English, history, or writing class. Students enrolled in ENGLB 74 or ENGLB 78 may use the Reading Writing Center at EGC to receive 0.5 or 1.0 unit credit. (Students enrolled in ENGLB 70, 72, 73, 75, 76, or 77 should visit the Reading Writing Center at CRC.)

  • convenient location
  • meet with professors or peer tutors
  • improve your grades
  • gain valuable writing skills
  • no extra homework assigned
  • work on your paper and ask for help when needed
  • sign in and out of SARS tracking system to log your hours
  • must complete 22.5 hours for 0.5 unit, 45 hours for 1.0 unit.  (22.5 hours convert to 27 hours at 50 min. lab hours)

For useful writing guides, please see Handouts, Forms, and Citation Help in our Library section.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of hardware/software is available in the Reading Writing Center?

The Reading Writing Center at the main CRC campus has 49 workstations, each equipped with Windows 10 and Microsoft Office (2016).

The Reading Writing Center at Elk Grove Center has 16 computers, each equipped with Windows 10; and Microsoft Office (2013).

Internet access is available for students to complete Canvas assignments and perform library/general research.

Can ESL students use the Reading Writing Center?

Absolutely—ESL students are welcome in the Reading Writing Center! ESL students may register for an ENGLB class at any time during their studies at CRC, but they should realize that the ESL Department also offers several great ESL skills labs. If students are unsure which lab to enroll in, they should talk with the staff in the ESL/Foreign Language Lab (LRC-221), the Reading Writing Center at the main CRC campus (LRC-203), or the Reading Writing Center at EGC (EGA-204) to determine which English lab might be best for their learning situation.

Am I able to repeat the ENGLB classes?

Possibly. There are eight ENGLB classes (ENGLB 70, 72, 73, 75, 76, 77, 78, and 299). The College Admissions office allows 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 desired.

I’m already enrolled in an English class. Am I automatically enrolled in an ENGLB class?

No. Enrollment in an ENGLB class is not automatic and is not related to enrollment in any other class.

Who staffs the Reading Writing Center?

During the fall and spring semesters, many English professors work in the RWC from one to four hours per week. Instructional assistants (IAs) 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.

Does my English professor work in the Reading Writing Center?

By checking the schedule, students can find out if and when their professors work in the RWC. This schedule changes every semester.

Do I need an appointment to use the Reading Writing Center?

No appointments are necessary. As long as students enrolled in an ENGLB class and complete the appropriate orientations, they are free to come to the lab any time during the hours of operation.

Are grammar/reading modules available?

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. See the Useful Links section of this page for more information. Our Library is also an excellent resource for research, writing, and citation help.

Contact

(916) 525-4318

Hours

Monday: 
9:30 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday:
9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday:
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday:
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Friday to Sunday:
Closed

Location

The Reading Writing Center at EGC is located inside the Learning Resource Center, EGA 204