Writing Lab

The LCAD Writing Lab is currently operating remotely. It’s free, and it’s available to any LCAD student or alumnus in search of an assist with anything writing-related: higher order concerns — a paper, a short story, a script, an artist’s statement, a thesis statement, research integration, and other literary affairs; or lower-order concerns — grammar, diction, style, tone, mechanics, formatting, all that good stuff that makes language sizzle and pop. Students who leverage the LCAD Writing Lab improve their writing and editing skills, and this generally translates to improved grades in Liberal Arts coursework.

Ideally, this is how a visit to the Writing Lab should go down:

1. Make sure you have the following:

a) A copy of the assignment instructions, any previous drafts, instructor comments, or prewriting materials.

b) Your most recent draft, something you can share electronically, preferably a PDF or something else that’s easy to open.

c) Not necessary but encouraged: write down your specific questions or concerns. This way you don’t forget when you’re “in the room” because forgetting is a bummer.

2. Now that you’re prepared, check the calendar, identify a time that works, and click the Zoom link.

3. The lab operates on a first-come, first-served basis in fifteen-minute increments, and we use breakout rooms to ensure student privacy. When there are multiple students “in the lab,” a Writing Lab staff member will provide direction and insight for fifteen minutes, and afterward, if you feel you need more assistance, you’re welcome to return to the queue. Note: alumni are absolutely welcome and encouraged to take advantage of the LCAD Writing Lab; however, currently enrolled students will receive priority service.

4. Take your leave knowing that writing ability is a muscle, and you just got a little stronger.

We look forward to working with you. If you have any questions, you can direct them to Norm Leonard (nleonard@lcad.edu).

Finally, in an effort to help us to gauge the efficacy of the LCAD Writing Lab services and to perfect our practices, after each visit to the LCAD Writing Lab, please complete the LCAD Writing Lab Survey


 

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