LRC

Policies

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General Student Conduct at the Learning Resource Center:

Making an appointment within the Learning Resource Center's Writing Programs:

  • You must cancel an appointment at least 2 hours in advance only via canvas.
  • If you miss an appointment without canceling, you cannot make another appointment.
  • Drop-in sessions may be available.
  • If you are more than 10 minutes late to your appointment, you will be considered a “No Show”.

Lower Division and Upper Division Writing Center:

  • Will discuss any writing, reading, or presentation-based assignments with students
  • Bring a printed copy of the essay assignment and essay prompt or have it pulled up and ready to go on your laptop.*
  • Only one assignment can be discussed/reviewed during the appointment.
  • Hard copy of essay is preferred for appointment.*
  • Consultants are not able to help on take-home exams without written consent from the professor.
  • See more policies at the Writing Center web page

Reading/Writing Workshops:

  • Arrive a few minutes early to check in and sign in.*
  • Attendance is mandatory to all multi-part workshop sessions.
  • Be sure to have the correct link and passcode for Zoom workshops.
  • Be receptive to trying out alternative ideas and/or approaches.
  • Be prepared to learn!
  •  If you are more than 10 minutes late, you cannot enter an already started workshop.
  • Click here to see the schedule for workshops

SMART Lab:

  • Tutors will not help with lab work or take-home exams.
  • One hour per subject per day.  Please check the schedule for tutor availability.

 

Questions? Call us at (818) 677-2033 or send us an email at lrc@csun.edu.

 

Grammar Lab Policies

Appointment and Walk-In Policies

Though each appointment is unique depending on the student’s concerns, students and consultants have the following rights:

Students have a right to expect that the grammar consultants/tutors who meet with them will be prepared to:

  • Give them their full appointment time.
  • Act as a reader-audience and discuss the clarity of the writing, not fix it.
  • Model active learning strategies.
  • Encourage a collaborative discussion.
  • Allow them to maintain ownership of their ideas.
  • Offer instruction about how to identify and fix their most common language errors.
  • Share suggestions for how to proofread their writing.

Consultants have a right to expect that students will come prepared for a successful appointment by:

  • Arriving a few minutes early to fill out paperwork.
  • Bringing a printed writing sample, if possible (not on laptop).
  • Shutting off their cell phones.
  • Thinking about specific concerns they want to address during the appointment.
  • Actively participating in the discussion.
  • Being receptive to and trying out alternative ideas and/or approaches.
  • Asking for clarification when they don’t understand a consultant’s response.
  • Realizing that consultants do not edit student papers; they teach students how to recognize their own errors and edit for themselves.
  • Recognizing that all their concerns may not be addressed in one 50-minute appointment because grammar instruction is a process. A series of appointments may be suggested.

Appointment Length: 50 minutes

Walk-In Sessions: Available on a limited basis when other students do not check in on time for their scheduled appointments. Although you will be asked to fill out forms, filling them out does not guarantee you a session that day. Since these sessions are based on “no shows,” students who take a walk-in session might have 40 minutes or less with a consultant. Waiting times vary, and walk-ins are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-in tutoring is never guaranteed.

Number of Appointments Per Week: Students are limited to one appointment per week; however, if you feel you need more time, you may sign up for a walk-in session up to a total of one session per day. Walk-in sessions are not allowed on the same day as a scheduled appointment.

 *When in person tutoring returns in Spring 2022.

Contact and Hours

University Library 3rd Floor,
East Wing
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8325

Telephone:
(818) 677-2033

Fax:
(818) 677-3632

E-mail: 
lrc@csun.edu 

(We do not make appointments via email.)

  

LRC Main Office Hours

Monday - Friday  
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Please note that our main office has moved to a virtual presence until further notice. We will return your call or email as quickly as we can during business hours. 

LRC Tutoring Hours:

Grammar Lab 
Monday - Friday:
10:00 am - 9:00 pm 
Sunday:
2:00pm - 8:00pm

SMART Lab
Monday - Thursday:
10:00 am - 9:00 pm 
Friday: 
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday:
2:00pm - 8:00pm

LRC Online Writing Lab 
(lower and upper division
and grad)

Hours:
Sunday - Thursday:
10:00am-Midnight
Friday:
10:00am-8:00pm
We are closed on Saturdays