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Orientation Fall 2008
English 080 is a two credit reading & writing lab class designed to: Promote an appreciation of the benefits of tutoring Provide Individualized instruction Strengthen gaps in your English skill set Prepare you for future academic coursework Support your personal educational goals Introduce you to the Loft Writing Center Plus
You will: Develop a greater appreciation for tutoring Learn what resources the Loft provides Improve your writing and grammar skills Become a more self directed learner Acquaint yourself with computer based learning
4.0 (A) = 20 hours of study in the Loft 10 thirty minute sessions with a tutor plus 15 hours of self study on the computer 3.0 (B) = 18 hours of study in the Loft 8 thirty minute sessions with a tutor plus 14 hours of self study on the computer 2.0 (C) = 16 hours of study in the Loft 6 thirty minute sessions with a tutor plus 13 hours of self study on the computer
Yes!!! You must also: Meet with the Loft director at the beginning, middle and end of the quarter Make sure to document your work and scores on your student assignment sheet Complete a class evaluation at the end of the quarter
No. Eng. 080 is a separate class for which you earn a separate grade from the one you earn in Eng. 95/96 or 97/98.
Students who wait until after the middle of the quarter to begin completing their hours in the Loft will not be eligible to earn a 4.0. We advise students to begin completing their Loft hours at the beginning of the quarter. Coming in to complete your hours at the end of the quarter is unacceptable.
Anything that supports you in your academic coursework including: Reading Writing Grammar Spelling Pronunciation Study Skills Critical Thinking Listening And more!
You clock in and out of the Time Keeper as you enter and exit the Loft Warning: Make sure to clock out when you leave otherwise the Time Keeper will automatically log you off and you will lose credit for those hours Also, make sure to write down how many hours you have spent in the loft on your assignment sheet at the end of every week
First, go to the Timekeeper and click “Log In” Type in your Student ID Choose your class: Eng. 080 Choose your resource: “Tutor”, “Computer” or “Self Study” Click “Go”
This helps us determine how often different resources are being used in the Loft. This in turn helps us argue for more funding to pay tutors our purchase new computers etc.
Tutoring is the process of working one-on- one or in a small group with someone possessing expertise in the subject you are studying.
Bring in an assignment from your class Sign up for a tutor at the greeter station at the entrance to the Loft Tell the tutor exactly what kind of assistance or feedback you need
Homework Essays Seminar papers Reports Research papers Special projects Creative writing
If you think you do not need a tutor, you probably misunderstand how to work with one. Tutoring is not just for students who are struggling. Tutors can also help you notice things you may have overlooked and be a good consultant as you revise an essay or work on other academic assignments. Plus – You need a minimum of 8 tutor sessions just to pass!!
Don’t Worry! Your instructor, Daniel Tarker, will be more than happy to assign you specific topics to receive tutoring on. Ideally, we would like you to bring assignments from your class, but if you are unable to meet the minimum requirements for Eng. 080 by receiving tutoring on your lecture class assignments, the Loft director will assess your skill set and assign appropriate subjects
No. Eng. 080 is separate from your other classes. You will not get Eng. 080 credit for working on homework from other classes while in the Loft. However, if you need help in an English class, you can work with a Loft tutor, which will count toward your Eng. 080 hours.
This is independent study on one of the Loft’s many computer programs. At the beginning of the quarter, the Loft director will assign you to work on one or more computer programs throughout the quarter. These programs will have lessons that supplement what you are learning in your English class.
Focus on Grammar Basic Skills Interactive Writer’s Resources Skill’s Bank Inspiration Writer’s Reference And much, much more
To Track Your Work, Hours, and Progress Ultimately it is your responsibility to make sure all assignments, scores, and hours are recorded on your assignment sheet. The assignment sheet will be the heaviest factor in determining your grade. Document everything you do in the Loft on the assignment record sheet
Hopefully, you’ll leave with: A stronger skill set in English. An appreciation for Loft services The ability to be a self-directed, independent learner
Now that you have finished the orientation worksheet, please see either a writing consultant or the Loft director to review your answers.