Unified English labs now called Word Play

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Lab helps students with writing and grammar.

By Christie Tavera

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

The English, reading and education department is betting Word Play will be good for students.

Word Play: Integrated Reading and Writing (INRW) Center, in Rooms 118 and 122 of Gonzales Hall, is available to students who are enrolled in INRW courses and ENGL 1301, Freshman Composition.

A sister lab to the upstairs writing center, students can take advantage of the lab’s tutoring services by setting up appointments either in person or by calling 210-486-1616.

The center hours are 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday and 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday.

Students can also use the Word Play: INRW lab for all subjects.

Tutors are nationally certified by the College Reading & Learning Association and are continuously trained in the latest developmental programs and curriculums.

Other benefits of the INRW lab include a spacious study area and an open computer lab. In addition, Go Print kiosks are available for students’ printing needs.

Workshops are scheduled throughout the semester.

Although the spring semester schedule has not been finalized, students are always welcome to stop by the center to check on workshop schedules.

Center Coordinator Michelle Garza said the writing center is “to supplement versus editing, and serving to help improve the writer.”

She stressed, “We don’t edit papers, but we help students understand grammar concepts.”

To help the creative writer in everyone, the INRW lab features a rotating Art Exhibit. The current exhibit called “Primitiva” features works by former Northwest Vista student, Daniela Riojas and will last through April 25.

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