Services and Policies


  • Word Processing
  • Free Tutoring
  • Reading Skills
  • Grammar Software
  • Study Skills
  • Computer Center
  • Writing Workshops
  • Tutor Facilitated Study Groups
  • ESL Conversation Groups
  • Online Writing Assistance¬†


The Communications Lab will:

  • Assist currently enrolled students with reading or writing assignments
  • Offer suggestions for improving a paper
  • Offer exercises to help improve skills
  • Assist students with keyboarding skills and using the computer
  • Limit computer use to one hour when other people are waiting to use them
  • Provide a comfortable place to study
  • Give priority of lab space to classes
  • Assist students who attend class and get instructions from their professors
  • Provide equipment and resource materials as available for use in the lab
  • Offer guidelines on how to study, take notes, improve vocabulary, and use time wisely

The Communications Lab will not:

  • Teach students course work taught in class or available in the learning packet
  • Serve as a substitute for those who choose not to attend class
  • Read single-spaced, handwritten, "rough drafts" of essays
  • Provide undivided attention, especially when the lab is busy
  • Determine the grade or accept responsibility for the grade a student earns
  • Tell students what to write or how to express their ideas
  • Provide paper, pens, pencils, correction fluid, cassette tapes, or computer diskettes
  • Assume responsibility for how well or how poorly a student applies the suggestions offered
  • Guarantee that assignments done with lab assistance will meet the requirements of the professor
  • Assume responsibility for a student's work