Those who score below 450 on the SAT Critical Reading section or below 17 on the ACT English section must meet on a weekly basis with a Writing Center consultant when enrolled in ENG1110. This requirement is in addition to fulfilling all of the other requirements of the course (ENG1110). (Academic Catalog 2012-13)
Desiring all students to become more competent and confident writers, the College has established a beneficial policy of offering free supplementary tutoring in writing skills for new students who are found, according to placement exams, to have deficient writing abilities for succeeding in college courses. A student identified as having deficient skills in writing will be permitted to enroll in Composition I (ENG1110) with the condition that he or she will schedule and attend weekly appointments with a writing consultant in the Writing Center (WC).
While enrolled in ENG1110, the student-writer is required to attend one appointment each week with a WC consultant (fourteen or more appointments for the term). The student needs to schedule the required appointments the first week of the semester and attend appointments regularly until the end of the semester. When attending appointments, the student should bring writing assignment and projects from Composition I and from other courses. The WC consultant will help the student develop the necessary skills to work successfully through the writing process (invention, drafting, critique, revision, and editing).
The College counts attendance of these appointments as a fourth hour of class instruction for Composition I, subject to the College’s regular attendance policy, so that a remedial writer may fail the course by failing to attend appointments. By means of regular, one-on-one tutoring, the College intends that the student will learn from a trained, advanced writer as well as develop a collegiate relationship with a senior-level student. Given the student’s faithful attendance and efforts, the College expects that personalized tutoring will help the student to become a more confident and competent writer who is capable succeeding at the College.
Responsibilities of student-writer: Attend fourteen (14) regular appointments with a WC consultant; arrive each week with assignments and questions to discuss; and mark attendance each week. The first week of the semester, the student should make the appointments via WCOnline (online scheduler), accessed from the Writing Center’s web site at CampusNet/My Moodle.
Responsibilities of writing consultant: Meet with the student-writer by appointment; keep a folder for recording topics, skills, and assignments discussed during weekly tutorials; assign exercises if it seems expedient; contact the composition professor if the student misses an appointment.