Building 1, Room 218* (*Temporary Location)
This lab provides individual assistance with basic writing skills, composition development, research papers, lab reports, grammar, punctuation, and spelling for college students enrolled in any course that requires written work for approximately a 30-minute session with AAC faculty.
Our goal is to enable student writers to gain more control over their own writing process. All student writers are urged to come to the Writing Lab at any stage in their writing process. Although the Lab is not a "pit stop" for a "quick fix," Lab instructors can offer assistance in the following stages of the writing process:
- Choosing a subject to write about
- Developing a main idea (thesis)
- Generating specific support material
- Organizing and editing material
- Identifying sections to revise
- Suggesting options for rewriting
- Writing clear sentences
- Proofreading for mechanical errors (teaching students how to locate the errors in their papers)
Writing assistance is given on any subject for any course for which any student seeks help. However, students should not expect writing instructors to be "experts in all fields." For example, the Writing Lab instructor will know about MLA style, but not be aware of subject content or theories in disciplines like psychology or chemistry.
If you have any questions regarding the Writing Lab, please contact the URBAN Testing Center at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-697-7809.