Integrated Reading and Writing (INRW) Lab for 0420

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The Integrated Reading and Writing (INRW) Lab for 0420 is a computer lab specifically designed to serve St. Philip's College students enrolled in INRW 0420, a class that combines reading and writing. The INRW 0420 Lab is a place where students can work on essays, get one-on-one tutoring, do research, and attend workshops.

The INRW 0420 Lab staff has created a lab curriculum tailored to meet SPC students' needs, which is delivered in both online and lecture formats for INRW 0420 labs.

If students feel uneasy working with a computer, the INRW 0420 Lab staff is happy and willing to assist students with basic computer skills as well as with their English and reading assignments.

 

Services Offered

  • Tutoring
  • Workshops
  • Supplemental materials
  • Computer lab and Internet access
  • Interactive learning modules
  • Tiger P.A.W.S.

  ***Note*** If you are new to online classes, you are REQUIRED to take the Orientation to Online Learning course, OLRN 0001, CRN #18893 or 20359. This course familiarizes students with navigating through the online system for a successful start.  Register for the free, self-paced OLRN course the same way as any other course. See www.alamo.edu/spc/distance-learning or call 210-486-2239 for more information.

 

Events

In this space, students will find a posting of English-related events on campus and/or in the community, including events and opportunities at other academic institutions. Events include readings, book signings, lectures, contests, film screenings, and other similar activities.

Visit our Tiger PAWS information table during the New Student Convocation.

 

Helpful Links

 

INRW 0420 Lab Staff

Services for Students

Services for Students

The Integrated Reading and Writing (INRW) Lab for 0420 is a student-centered environment that helps develop stronger writing skills. We provide guidance for INRW  assignments and essay editing and revising.

Come by the Integrated Reading and Writing (INRW) 0420 Lab and see how we can help!

Training

We offer basic computer training, resume, essay and scholarship writing, and proper MLA and APA formatting and citing.

 

***Note*** If you are new to online classes, you are REQUIRED to take the Orientation to Online Learning course, OLRN 0001, CRN #18893 or 20359. This course familiarizes students with navigating through the online system for a successful start.  Register for the free, self-paced OLRN course the same way as any other course. See www.alamo.edu/spc/distance-learning or call 210-486-2239 for more information.

Tutoring

We provide group and one-on-one tutoring. We will work with you to ensure you become a strong writer and achieve your academic goals.

Workshops

Workshops tailored to enhance your writing skills are presented throughout the semester. Workshop PowerPoints and supplemental handouts are available online.

Computer Lab

The Integrated Reading and Writing (INRW) 0420 Lab contains 22 computers and wireless Internet connection.

Come by the Integrated Reading and Writing (INRW) 0420 Lab if you have questions on an English assignment or need to write an essay. We WILL help!

Policies

Our Integrated Reading and Writing (INRW) Lab for 0420 Policies

Lab Rules

No food or drinks allowed in the Lab. Computer use is monitored, and inappropriate use or visitation to inappropriate sites will disqualify a student from computer access.

Internet access is available to access e-mail, information necessary to complete an assignment, or visit the Integrated Reading and Writing (INRW) Lab for 0420 Web site account.

Open Lab

Open lab is a time when we have no regularly scheduled classes, so students may come into lab to complete online modules, make-up prior modules, get essay help, and get assistance on any other writing issue.

Making Up Lab Hours

It is a student’s responsibility to make up the missed time within one week. Please contact your lab instructor to arrange a time to make up your absence. If a handout was given out the week of the absence, students must make up the absence in the lab in order to receive the handout.

Scanning Flash Drives

All student flash drives must be scanned for viruses, worms, or malware prior to opening media.

To scan your flash drive, take these steps:

  1. Insert flash drive into the computer tower.
  2. Click “Start.”
  3. Click “My Computer.”
  4. Right click on your drive--usually Drive (F:) Removable Disk.
  5. Click on “Scan for Viruses.” The scan will start automatically.
  6. When the word “Completed” appears, you may close the scan window and open any document on your flash drive.
FAQ

Where is the syllabus located?

The syllabus is located in the INRW 0420 student’s Canvas lab course. To access the lab course, login to ACES, and click the MY COURSES tab. Find Integrated Reading & Writing II Lab, and click on the Home icon in front of the course name. This will take you to the homepage. There is a link at the bottom for your syllabus.

 

What is going on this week in lab?

Check the course outline within your syllabus or look at the Modules page in Canvas to see which assignments are due in any particular week.

 

Why do I have to do this?

The lab is a state-mandated complement to your INRW 0420 course. You will be provided with support such as online modules, tutoring, and supplemental activities that will strengthen your writing and skills for success in your INRW class.

 

Am I supposed to come in at my designated lab time?

Yes. You should come to lab at the time at which you registered.

 

What are the fall, spring and summer hours?

Hours are located under the INRW 0420 Lab Schedule to the right.

 

Do I have to come every week?

Yes, students are required to attend lab once per week in fall and spring semesters and twice per week in summer or flex semesters.  If you miss a lab, it is your responsibility to make up the missed lab within one week. Attendance is key to being successful with the INRW class and lab.

 

Can I access this at home, and if so, what is the website?

If you did not complete your lab work during your lab time, you may access your Canvas course through ACES by following the instructions in the first question above. However, you still are required to come in during your designated time each week.

 

What is open lab?

Open lab is a time for you to receive assistance on your INRW 0420 assignments, complete your lab modules, or conduct research for a class assignment. You may also receive supplemental exercises if you need extra practice with a particular skill.

 

What is my grade in the lab, and where can I find it?

You can locate your lab average by clicking the GRADES tab in the menu on the left in your Canvas course. Your lab grade is 20% of your INRW class grade.

 

Do I need a book or access code for the lab?

No, we have created the lab materials for you so that you do not need to purchase anything else.

 

What major programs or services are offered by lab?

The INRW 0420 Labs are actually part of the INRW 0420 classes. Students enrolled in the labs receive instruction through a modularized curriculum, tutoring, and other supplemental instruction related to their course to strengthen their writing and reading skills, which will help them be more successful in their INRW 0420 class.

 

How can I make up a day I missed?

If you miss a lab day, you need to make it up within one week by contacting your lab instructor and arranging a time to come in.

 

How do I format a paper?

English papers are written in Modern Language Association (MLA) format. However, each INRW instructor may have specific formatting requirements. Please check with your INRW 0420 class instructor for specific formatting requirements for your course.  You may also visit the Rose R. Thomas Writing Center in NTB 405, or you may ask the Lab staff for help.

 

Where can I find additional help?

Talk to the lab instructors if you are struggling with a particular skill; they will assist you in locating resources and will provide you with individualized tutoring.

Contact Information

Location: 
Norris Technical Building (NTB) 405
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Phone 
210-486-2725
210-486-2722

INRW 0420 Lab Schedule

Fall/Spring Schedule
DayTime
Monday 8-5pm
Tuesday 8–5pm
Wednesday 8–5pm
Thursday 8–5pm
Friday 8–5pm
Sat. & Sun. Closed