Tutoring & Technology
The CCSF English Department now has a centralized reading and writing center, The English Lab, in Rosenberg Library 205 (R205), a place where English students at all levels can become stronger readers and writers. Learn more at The Lab Page!
The English Lab offers support with reading, writing, and critical thinking by providing different ways for students to interact with a wide range of learning resources:
- reading groups
- composition and creative writing groups
- grammar groups
- computer software
- workbook activities
- non-computer stations for quiet collaboration, testing, and independent study
Drop-in Hours (unless the Ocean Campus is closed)
- Monday-Thursday 9-6
- Friday 9-1
- Saturday 10:30-1:30
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The English Lab in R205, where technology and tutoring have found new life!
Tutoring and Group Workshop SLOs
Through continued use of English Lab tutoring and groups, students will be able to . . .
· Identify the types of thinking and the drafting/revising/editing required in different recursive stages of the writing process and for different types of academic assignments; identify the types of thinking and the reading strategies required for different recursive stages of the reading process and for different types of reading assignments and text structures / genres
· Engage in conversations with tutors, their classroom instructors, and peers about the development of their writing by describing their writing assignment / writing challenges and formulating productive questions; engage in conversations with tutors, their classroom instructors, and peers about their reading process and skills by describing their reading assignment / challenges and formulating productive questions
· Engage in an ongoing reading / writing culture and diverse academic discourse about the English discipline and other disciplines, thinking critically with multi-cultural perspectives
· Assess their writing based on writing / research conventions and potential readers’ responses to their ideas, rhetorical strategies, and style; assess their reading comprehension and fluency by distinguishing main ideas from details and supporting inferences with textual evidence and background knowledge
· Demonstrate revision and editing strategies for higher order concerns, such as thesis clarity, organization, and supporting evidence / integrated sources; demonstrate proofreading and editing strategies for grammatical consistency and syntactical clarity; demonstrate reading strategies for global comprehension, fluency, and knowledge of vocabulary / sentence structure
· Assess their reading / writing progress and then utilize lab resources to meet the major learning outcomes for the course in which they are enrolled and their own personal learning goals