Which Writing Lab is Right for Me?

The English Composition Lab and the Writing Tutorial are designed to support the transition of students into the university discourse. Students are paired with a lab instructor holding a bachelor's degree and at least some master's degree work in a field related to writing, who will meet with them routinely once a week throughout the semester. Tutorial instruction at its best serves as a guide to help students adapt to the discourse of college writing, and a means of translating its written norms of communication so that students can begin to recognize their role as author of their collegiate experience. The courses below seek to recognize the process of entry, understanding, growth and discernment in the best of collegiate education, and aim to act as a facilitator that process.

Each of these courses is available as a multilingual lab hour, highly recommended for non-native English speakers. If your home language is something other than English, please visit the multilingual lab hour page for more information.

ENG L01 English Composition Lab (1 credit):

​Upon successful completion of the ENG Writing Tutorial Hour, you will be able to make appropriate creative, critical, and rhetorical decisions when:

Recognizing personal authorship of texts; Entering into academic discourses.

As a Composition Lab course, grades in this course are tied directly to scores in ENG 101, Written Composition.

ENG L10 Writing Tutorial (1 credit):

Upon successful completion of the ENG Writing Tutorial Hour, you will be able to make appropriate creative, critical, and rhetorical decisions when:
Recognizing personal authorship of texts; Entering into academic discourses.

ENG L20 Writing Tutorial (1 credit):

Upon successful completion of the ENG Writing Tutorial Hour, you will be able to make appropriate creative, critical, and rhetorical decisions when: 

Developing writing and reading strategies while beginning to focus toward specific writing disciplines and contexts; Acting in the role of author across texts and writing contexts; Developing controlled navigation within academic discourse-contexts.

ENG L30 Writing Tutorial (1 credit):

Upon successful completion of the ENG Writing Tutorial Hour, you will be able to make appropriate creative, critical, and rhetorical decisions when: 

Using writing, reading and discourse strategies that recognize the role of situation and context in the development of projects, content, and argument; Entering the larger conversation surrounding written scholarship in the student’s specific field; to Embracing the role of theory and practice perspectives in an academic discourse-contexts.

ENG L40 Writing Tutorial (1 credit):

Upon successful completion of the ENG Writing Tutorial Hour, you will be able to make appropriate creative, critical, and rhetorical decisions when: 

Crafting particular discourse strategies in self-selected projects; Engaging in critique of the current discourse norms in their chosen field based on inquiry and theory specific to and outside of the student’s discipline; Contributing within a larger conversation surrounding writing within the student’s discipline; Engaging perspective in writing that demonstrate a grasp of dominant, as well as critical, theory and practice perspectives within the discourse of the student’s discipline.

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