- Las Positas College
- English Support Options
English Support Options
If you think that you will need to access support at LPC so that you can reach your full potential, please make room in your schedule to take advantage of the following resources:
Option 1: Your Instructor
One great place to start if you need help is to contact your instructor. All full-time and many part-time instructors have weekly office hours, and their syllabi will tell you when they are and how to contact your instructor to make alternate arrangements if you cannot meet during those times.
Option 2: RAW (Reading and Writing) Center
The RAW Center is a drop-in tutoring service (no appointments) staffed by LPC English faculty, who can help with reading and writing assignments for any class. It offers face-to-face, synchronous online, or paper drop-off service. See http://www.laspositascollege.edu/raw for the schedule and link to our tutoring and paper drop-off platform. The RAW Center is open seven days per week for two – seven hours per day, depending on the day. You can access the RAW Center online/paper drop-off via the Penji app by clicking on LPC Tutoring/RAW from any of your Canvas courses.
RAW Highlights: -free 20-minute, drop-in tutoring with LPC English or ESL faculty -help on reading and reading strategies for any class -help on any stage of the writing process for any class
Option 3: Tutoring Center
If your instructor recommends that you see a tutor on a weekly basis and it is at all possible, please follow through on this recommendation. You can also request a tutor on your own. Tutoring at LPC is FREE. The Tutorial Center is in 2401. You may get both scheduled and drop-in tutoring. For more information and step-by-step instructions on how to use the Penji app to schedule tutoring appointments, go to www.laspositascollege.edu/tutorialcenter.
Option 4: Smart Shop Workshops
The English Smart Shops are workshops that can help you refresh a variety of reading and writing skills, such as paraphrasing, summarizing, thesis writing, and integrating quotes. Here is a link to a video describing how the Smart Shops work, and here is the link to the workshop calendar and sign-ups.
Option 5: Study Group
Sometimes having a group of classmates to study and/or read with can be another great support system to help you succeed. You can introduce yourself to other students in class, ask your instructor for help in setting up a study group, or use Canvas to contact other students through email or the Discussions forum