Writing Lab Mission Statement
The goals of the Writing Lab are to offer assistance, tutoring, and support for all levels of English composition courses; to assist students in preparation for end-of-term English and reading exit tests; and to provide assistance with advanced writing tasks for all subject areas throughout the college.
Services to Students and Faculty
The Writing Lab is located in the Liberal Arts Building in room 315. The Writing Lab offers assistance and tutoring for all levels of English composition courses, preparation for end-of-term English and Reading College Placement Exams, and assistance with advanced writing tasks for all subjects throughout the college (including assistance with literature reviews, research/term papers, reports, documentation, and bibliography/reference citations).
Online tutoring is available to all Dalton State students. To schedule an appointment for online tutoring, click Book an Online Appointment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Fall and Spring Hours
Monday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Note: The Writing Lab is not open during finals week each term. Summer hours may be different. Please check the schedule on the door of the Writing Lab.
Writing Lab Staff
Ms. Wei Cen, Writing Lab Coordinator
Ms. Heather Hicks, Writing Lab Instructor
Writing Lab Assistance Guidelines
OTHER TUTORING RESOURCES
Reading Comprehension Practice (also useful for the Regents' Reading Test)
|ACE Practice Reading Tests||This link takes you to 20 practice reading comprehension tests.|
|Practice Reading Comprehension Passage||This link takes you to an online reading comprehension test|
Writing Lab Practice Exercises for English Classes
|ACE Practice Tests||This link takes you to 24 writing practice tests.|
|Practice Exercises for English Classes||This link takes you to a listing of grammar exercises that cover Type I, Type II, Type III errors as well as exercises over basic sentence parts.|
|MLA and APA Quizzes||MLA Quiz 1 , MLA Quiz 2 , APA Quiz 1 , APA Quiz 2|
|Oxford University Press||This link takes you to a listing of basic grammar exercises and reading/writing exercises|
|Purdue Owl||This link takes you to grammar, punctuation, spelling and ESL exercises|
Practice Exercises for Reading Classes
Writing Lab Practice Exercises for Reading Classes
What is Plagiarism?
Help with Writing
|Editing and Proofreading||How to Take Notes in College||APA Style Blog|
|Grammarly||MLA Formatting||Grammar Girl (includes clear answers to many common grammar questions)|
|Signal Phrases||Critical Thinking||Integrating Sources|
|Help with Scholarship Essays||Help with writing a resume||Rhetorical Analysis|
This link will lead you to sample student essays written by students at Dalton State.
This link will take you to Dalton State's literary magazine.