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).
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.
Online tutoring is available to students who are taking classes online or at the Gilmer campus. To schedule an appointment for online tutoring, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Ms. Vickie Johnson, Writing Lab Instructor
OTHER TUTORING RESOURCES
Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction, Dean of Students Office
Reading Comprehension Practice (also useful for the Regents' Reading Test)
|ACE Practice Reading Tests||This link takes you to 20 practice reading comprehension tests.|
|OSU-OKMULGEE: Reading Comprehension Study Guide for the ACCUPLACER (CPT) (Reading Passage)||This link takes you to a practice reading comprehension test; there is an answer key at the end of the passage.|
|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.|
|Oxford University Press|
What is Plagiarism?
This site explains plagiarism, gives examples, and it even has a quiz you can take to be sure you understand plagiarism.
This tutorial will define plagiarism and quiz you to make sure you understand the material.
Practice Exercises for Reading Classes
|Writing Lab Practice Exercises for Reading Classes|
|Additional Practice Exercises for Reading Classes|
Help with Writing
|Proofreading||How to Take Notes in College||APA Style Blog|
|Regents' Testing Program Website(includes practice reading tests and a listing of essay topics)||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.