The first groups of ENG 110 held class in the Writing Center this week. Since most classes used this time as an orientation and registration for the Writing Center, Tutorial Services, and MyWritingLab, we were thrilled to have BRAND NEW COMPUTERS in both the Writing Center AND Tutorial Services. Remember that all students are welcome to use these resources for their work!

As part of the QEP, these 110 students took a written pretest and one in grammar on the computers. Now that we have a baseline, the fun will begin! Next week classes will be experimenting with brainstorming methods (which include drawing, outlining, and talking to each other. They’ll also be learning what effective writing really is through a hands-on activity where students will make the call about what’s “good” and what’s not.