|Online Writing Lab (OWL)|
|Eng 100L||Eng 100L Online||Eng 153|
|Eng 502L||ESL 253-255L||ESL 502|
This page provides a brief description of the writing labs offered at the Cabrillo College English Learning Center. For more information, please ask an ELC tutor.
The Cabrillo College Online Writing Lab provides tutoring for Cabrillo students currently enrolled in at least one online class. OWL tutors do not correct or edit papers. They offer suggestions for revisions and ask questions about any areas of a paper that seem confusing. It is the responsibility of the writer to decide how to use the suggestions to revise an essay.
Please see the OWL page for more information.
This 1-unit CR/NC lab is required of all students taking English 100, but it may also be taken by individuals who want to improve their writing at the sentence level. Students meet in small groups once each week for an hour and a half to discuss various rules and issues in "standard" English grammar and style. This course may be taken 3 times.
This no-credit no-fee lab provides one-on-one tutoring to Cabrillo students.
Students may discuss with a tutor choosing a topic, developing details, organizing a paper, or writing introductions or conclusions. If tutors notice a pattern of grammatical error, they will help the student learn to recognize and correct the problem.
Tutors do not correct papers. They offer suggestions for revisions; the writers decide which suggestions to use in rewriting their essays.
Students enrolled in English 502 may use the computers in the Writing Center in support of the writing process. They may use Microsoft Word to type and revise papers or the Internet toresearch an academic writing project.
This CR/NC lab may be taken for 1/2 or 1 unit. Students in this lab will develop their writing skills by working one-on-one with ESL lab tutors. Tutorial help is provided for assignments in ESL classes, assignments in other courses where writing is required, or independent writing projects. Students may use word processors to type and revise papers or to do Internet research for a writing project. Computer programs are available to practice pronunciation, increase vocabulary, and study grammar issues. Audio tapes are available to practice pronunciation. Videos provide an opportunity to practice listening comprehension and explore cultural issues.
1/2 unit requires 1 hour 30 minutes each week for a total of 24 hours for the semester.
1 unit requires 3 hours 10 minutes each week for a total of 50 hours 40 per semester.
To receive credit during Summer Session, students need to complete the required hours within 6 weeks. Students should try to complete at least 4 hours 20 minutes per week for 1/2 unit. For more information, please see the schedule of classes or contact the English Learning Center.