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Writing Center:

 Enrolling in the Writing Conference 

  • WR 380 is the co-requisite course for Writing 301. WR 280 is the co-requisite course for WR 201.
  • If you drop Writing 301 or Writing 201, you will be automatically dropped from Writing 380 or 280. Likewise, if you drop Writing 380 or 280, you will be automatically dropped from Writing 301 or Writing 201.
  • If you are enrolling in a full-semester section of Writing 301 or Writing 201, enroll in a full-semester section of the Writing Conference; otherwise, you will not be able to use the Writing Conference for the entire semester.
  • If you are enrolling in a first 8-week section of Writing 301 or 201, enroll in the first 8-week section of Writing 280. If you are enrolling in the second 8-week section of Writing 301 or 201, enroll in the second 8-week section of Writing 280.

Earning Credit in Writing 380 and 280

  • You must spend 24 hours in the Writing Center during the term in which you are enrolled, whether your term is 16 weeks or 8 weeks long.
  • Begin spending time in the Center at the start of the semester by conferring frequently with the English instructors on duty.  You can talk to the instructors about your assignments, your readings, and any aspect of your writing process. 
  • Spend time in the Center throughout the semester so that you make use of the resources to study and concentrate on improving your writing skills.
  • You may meet with English instructors as often as you want, but in order to earn credit, you must hold four formal conferences with English instructors in the Center.
    A formal conference meets these criteria:
    • The conference is held in the Writing Center with an instructor on duty in the Writing Conference.
    • During the conference, the student presents the classroom instructor's written assignment sheet as well as the student's written work in progress toward the assignment.
    • During the conference, the student presents the classroom instructor's signature form so that the Writing Conference instructor can sign and date as evidence of the conference.
    • The signatures represent only one conference per assignment.
  • It is your responsibility to check up on your record of hours and formal conferences.  These records are kept at the Writing Center counter, and the staff there will be happy to show you your records. 

Etiquette & Protocol

  • Computers are to be used for academic purposes only. This includes personal laptops.
  • You may bring your laptop to the Center, but be prepared to use your own power source as there are few outlets in the Center for private use.
  • No food or beverages are permitted in the Center.
  • Cell phone use is restricted in the Center by the rules of common courtesy. This includes texting and other activities not related to class assignments.
  • When you enter the Center, please sign in using the computer at the front counter. When you leave the Center, please sign out using the computer at the front counter.
  • Failure to log out or misuse of recording system will result in a loss of hours for the day.
  • The faculty and staff do not tolerate excessive noise, misuse of equipment, falsification of records, or rudeness, or otherwise disruptive behavior.
  • You may not use any services of the Writing Center unless you are enrolled in the Writing Conference

Contact

Julie Evans
English Instructor

T: 949-451-5249
B300 Building 
Room B 353

 

Beth Sanchez
Writing Center Technician

T: 949-451-5663
E: bsanchez@ivc.edu 

LA Building 
Room LA-103

Department Hours

Mon:​   8:00 am - 8:00 pm ​
​Tue: ​  8:00 am - 8:00 pm
​Wed: ​  8:00 am - 8:00 pm
​Thu:   ​8:00 am - 8:00 pm
​Fri: ​  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

 
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