Academic Writing Support Lab Guidelines for Students
Academic Writing Support Lab Guidelines for Students:
- Students who are registered in English courses and students registered in any other courses that require writing may use this lab. Students do not have to pay any additional fees for the use of the KC Academic Writing Support Lab..
- Tutors provide guidance for students. Tutors do not proofread or edit papers, but rather show students how to identify and correct mistakes. They also offer guidance if students need help organizing their papers.
- Students must sign in and out using a valid MDC identification card. If students do not have their ID card, they may sign in by manually inputting their valid MDC ID number and showing a picture ID.
- Students will not be required to use Turnitin for a tutoring session. Turnitin is only used at the discretion of the instructor.
- Students are permitted to bring a thumb drive with Word documents saved for review. Documents need to be printed before the tutors will review the documents. Documents may be printed in the Writing Connection.
- Students using the Academic Support Lab are solely responsible for their belongings.
- The Academic Support Lab will provide reports as requested by the instructor.
- Students may get help with group projects. A designated member of the group may bring in a signed “Group Project Form.” The entire group project may be presented by the designated student. The form will be signed by the faculty member.
- Students may bring in hand written essays that have been graded and returned to the student for clarification of errors.
- Students will silence all cell phones and other electronic devices. If a student must take a phone call, he/she must do so outside.
- Students will keep their voice down to an acceptable level.
- Children are not allowed in the Academic Support Lab under any circumstances.
- Food and open drink containers are not permitted.
Appointment Guidelines for students:
The tutors at the Kendall Campus Academic Support Lab are here to help students improve their writing skills. Appointments are not required, but are encouraged. For students without an appointment, tutoring services are offered on a “first-come, first-serve” basis.
- Appointments may be made in person or by calling the Academic Support Lab (305-237-0677).
- Pending availability, students may see a tutor without an appointment.
- Students may make an appointment with a specific tutor based on the tutor’s schedule.
- Students with appointments will be seen at their scheduled time(s).
- Students must arrive on time to their appointment.
- Failure to appear on time may result in the appointment being given to another student. If a student is late for an appointment, he/she will have to wait until the tutor is available or re-schedule the appointment.
- If you know in advance that you will not be able to keep an appointment, please call the front desk at 305-237-0677 as soon as possible.