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English Composition Lab and Writing Tutorials

The Marian University Writing Center offers individualized, student directed credit-bearing courses. There are two types of courses available through the Writing Center:

  1. ENG L01 English Composition Lab
  2. ENG L20 Writing Tutorial (undergraduates)
  3. ENG L50 Masters Writing Tutorial (MA students)
  4. ENG L60 Doctoral Writing Tutorial (Doctoral students)

The English Composition Lab (ENG L01) is a one-credit lab linked to ENG 101. Students select a Masters-level Lab Instructor in the first week of the semester, then meet one-on-one each subsequent week to support their efforts in ENG 101.

The Writing Tutorial (ENG L20) is a one-credit course available to all undergraduate students who desire structured one-on-one writing support in supplement to their writing coursework or to support writing beyond their university experience. Students select a Masters-level Lab Instructor in the first week of the semester, then meet one-on-one each subsequent week. The Writing Tutorial offers a varied and personalized experience tailored to the needs of the student and in support of their individual writing goals, whether they feel confident in their writing or less so. Students can take ENG L20 up to 4 times for credit.

The Masters Writing Tutorial (ENG L50) is a one-credit course open to all MA level students who desire structured one-on-one writing support in supplement to their coursework, developing Theses, or publication. Students select a Masters-level Lab Instructor in the first week of the semester, then meet one-on-one each subsequent week.

The Doctoral Writing Tutorial (ENG L60) is a one-credit course open to all Doctoral level students who desire structured one-on-one writing support in supplement to their coursework, developing Dissertations or Capstones, or publication. Students select a PhD-level Lab Instructor in the first week of the semester, then meet one-on-one each subsequent week.

Writing Lab Guidelines

Students enrolled in the English Composition Lab and Writing Tutorial meet once a week, individually, with a lab instructor. Weekly meeting times are selected by the student, and the sessions are intended to be collaborative, relaxed, and engaging. Writing Lab Instructors act as "guide, translator and advocate," navigating writing within college contexts alongside students and supporting them as needed with literacy tasks.

To register for an English Composition Lab or Writing Tutorial, please speak to your advisor or see the Writing Center faculty and staff or register on MUHub.

Multilingal, Hyrbrid and Online options

The English Composition Lab and Writing Tutorials can be taken fully face-to-face, fully online via Microsoft Teams online collaboration software, in a Hybrid format where several in-person meetings are interspersed with a majority of online meetings, and Multilingual options for English Language Learners. Students who elect he multilingual option will work one-on-one with a TESOL or language minority student lab instructor. To select your choice of Writing Lab medium and instructor, register for either the English Composition Lab or Writing Tutorial. When you complete the sign-up process to pair you with a Lab Instructor, choose the appropriate option for you. If you have any questions, contact Tanisha Neely, Assistant Director of Operations, or Aaron Wilder, Writing Center Director. 

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