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The Services of the Reading and Writing Center

The Reedley College Reading and Writing Center is here to help you with all of your reading and writing-related assignments, no matter what class you are in. If you have reading assignments or have to write an essay, we are the center for you. By enrolling in the Reading and Writing Center's Canvas Course using this link: Reading and Writing Center Self-Enrollment or the QR code below, you will have access to hundreds of resources that will help you navigate college writing

and be successful in your classes. The RWC has compiled helpful information about everything from how-to videos for new students to brainstorming and outlining to grammar reviews, which will help you build the skills you need to become a better writer.

Enrolling in the RWC Canvas course is free and easy, and once you have enrolled, the course will stay active on your Canvas Dashboard until you un-enroll or are inactive for more than 2 semesters; this means that you will have access to all that the RWC has to offer for as long as you are a student at RC. The RWC staff works hard every semester to update the materials on the Canvas page so students always have access to the most current materials, such as formatting guidelines, course materials for various classes, and new videos that address the most current issues students face.

The RWC Canvas page also has helpful resources for subjects other than English: you will find guides for other types of formatting, such as APA and Chicago, which are often used in communications, history, and science classes; there are resources for students who need to create a resume or write scholarship, UC, or CSU application letters; resources about doing research, citing sources, and compiling a work cited page or annotated bibliography; and helpful information about different websites you might find useful as a student.

Our tutors have all been recommended by faculty members and have completed tutoring training courses so they are fully capable of assisting you as peer tutors. If you are in an English 1A class, your class will most likely have the benefit of an embedded tutor throughout the semester. Embedded tutors work closely with the instructor to ensure that you are getting all of the help and support you need to be successful. Your tutor will be active in various ways on your class's Canvas page by posting announcements, instructional videos, doing reviews, discussion boards, and handouts about the class material.

As we continue to deal with the effects of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, the RWC will continue to provide online tutoring services as well as a limited number of in-person appointments and groups at the Reading and Writing Center, which is now located in the RC Library.

RWC Services

Small-Group sessions

Students attend 2 scheduled sessions a week via zoom with a tutor for the entire semester

One-on-One sessions

Students Schedule one-on-one appointments with a tutor

Email Consultations

Students correspond with a tutor via email or canvas discussion board

Embedded tutors will also be available through small group tutoring sessions. Students who enroll in small group tutoring will meet with their tutor 2 times every week via Zoom or in-person throughout the semester.

The RWC also has tutors available every day of the week for one-on-one sessions via Zoom and in-person for students who need occasional assistance or are unable to join group tutoring. These sessions are free and available to all students enrolled at Reedley College. Students are able to meet with tutors as many times as needed throughout the semester, but students who make appointments 2 or more times a week are encouraged to join small group tutoring.

Finally, students are encouraged to make use of the RWC's email consultations either through their English class by sending their questions to their embedded tutor through email or the class's discussions page, or by sending an email to a tutor through the RWC's Canvas page via Inbox. Tutors who receive an email will respond to the questions asked by the student and return the email within roughly 24 hours. The RWC asks that students who use this service include their writing prompt, any advice from the instructor, and specific questions or areas of concern that the student wants to have addressed. This is not a proofreading or copy-editing service.

Small-group: Enrollment form

Video Tutorials on How to Navigate Our Services

RC Reading and Writing Center Services

How to Enroll in Small Group Tutoring and Access Tutor Zoom Rooms

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