In addition to tutoring, the English Center offers an array of services for students to supplement their learning needs. What can you do exactly? You can:

  • Watch how-to videos on various topics that we tutor frequently
  • Find out about upcoming workshops that are relevant to your academic needs
  • Visit your instructor during his or her scheduled office hours in the center
  • Find additional resources such as helpful websites on MLA or writing

Workshops

The English Center offers workshops throughout the semester on a variety of topics to assist language learners in college. We encourage students across the curriculum at S.D. City College to attend.

English Center and ELAC Lab Workshops Schedules

Workshops in the English Center, L-209

 

Week 3

September 6, 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Basic MLA Formatting Using Microsoft Word & Google Doc with Prof. Walsh

 

Week 4

September 9, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Formatting Papers in the Eighth Edition of Modern Language Association Style with Prof. Kovach

September 13, 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Writing a Narrative: The Art of Telling a Good Story with Prof. Walsh

 

Week 5

September 16, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: How to Identify and Correct Some Common ELAC Writing Errors, Part I with Prof. Kovach

September 19, 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.: Academic Reading: Reading for the Conversation with Prof. Brown

 

Week 6

September 23, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Why Do We Need Punctuation? with Prof. Kovach

September 26, 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.: Paragraph Development with Prof. Brown

September 27, 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Organizing and Brainstorming Before You Write with Prof. Walsh

 

Week 7

September 30, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Some Writing Mechanics for Creative Writing Prose with Prof. Kovach

October 3, 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.: The MLA Essay Structure with Prof. Brown

October 4, 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Revising Paragraphs and Essays with Prof. Walsh

 

Week 8

October 7, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: How to Use Transitions Effectively with Prof. Kovach

October 11, 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Developing Body Paragraphs with Prof. Walsh

 

Week 9

October 14, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: How to Use Conjunctions Effectively with Prof. Kovach

October 17, 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.: The Research Process with Prof. Brown

October 18, 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Writing Argumentative Essays to Inform and Persuade with Prof. Walsh

 

Week 10

October 21, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: How to Identify and Correct Some Common ELAC Writing Errors, Part II with Prof. Kovach

October 23, 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.: Thesis Development with Prof. Brown

 

Week 11

October 28, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: How to Punctuation Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Clauses with Prof. Kovach

November 1, 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Using Transitions to Connect Ideas in Argumentative Writing with Prof. Walsh

 

Week 12

November 4, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: A Primer on English Grammar with Prof. Kovach

November 8, 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Using Proper MLA In-Text Citations in Academic Writing with Prof. Walsh

 

Week 13

November 13, 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.: MLA Citation Usage with Prof. Brown

November 15, 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Using Proper Punctuation and Capitalization in Academic Writing with Prof. Walsh

 

Week 14

November 18, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: How to Use Hyphens Effectively with Prof. Kovach

November 21, 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.: Avoiding Run-ons and Fragments in Writing with Prof. Brown

 

Week 15

December 2, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: How to Use Semicolons Effectively with Prof. Kovach

December 4, 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.: Revising and Reflecting with Prof. Brown

 

Week 16

December 9, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: How to Identify and Correct Some Common ELAC Writing Errors, Part III with Prof. Kovach

December 10, 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.: Troubleshooting Punctuation with Prof. Brown  

 

Important:
We may offer additional workshops to this schedule.
Any changes to this schedule will be posted in the ESOL Lab AH-206 & English Center L-209.

Instructor Office Hours in the English Center

Fall 2019

TBA

Computer lab

Hours of Operation

Monday through Thursday: 8am to 5:50pm, Friday: 8am to 12:50pm

The English Center offers a large computer lab with internet access, a printer and the latest word processing software. We also have computer programs for practicing grammar, spelling and punctuation. We encourage you to use our lab to write and print your work, conduct research for any class, check your email, practice your English skills, and to work with tutors.

Recommended sites

Click a topic below to find out more information on what you're looking for.
Courtesy of Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL)

MLA Format Information
APA Format Information

Courtesy of Salisbury University
How to Read Critically