Students who are enrolled in ENGL 905 or ENGL 1A are automatically enrolled in their respective co-requisite labs, ENGL 990 or ENGL 991. In order to pass the lab course, you need to pass the CompClass activities with 70% of the total points possible. In addition, students whose Composition classes convene before 5 PM are required to log 14 hours in the Writing Center. While in the Writing Center, you may work on CompClass activities, do word processing, or read a book for most courses. You may also collaborate with a tutor about your writing. The Writing Center tutors are compassionate teachers and learners, committed to supporting the development and success of writers.
Click Here to read the ENGL 990 and ENGL 991 Information Page.
If you still have questions, please see the following Frequently Asked ENGL 990 and ENGL 991 Questions or consult Writing Center staff.
Q: I had CompClass last semester, how can I switch to my new CompClass lab section?
A: Go to www.yourcompclass.com and log into your account. Look at CompClass homepage, scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for "Groups /Sections." Look for "If your course includes multiple sections and you need to enroll yourself in a section or switch to a different section, click here." Click on the link and fill in the appropriate info to transfer to your new CompClass lab section.
Q: Can I cut and paste a Word document into a CompClass post?
A: You should be able to cut and paste from a Word document into a tutoring post. However it's always good to test it out first. One helpful hint is to use the File drop down menu in any writing area and use the past as plain text or paste from word tools.
Q: How can I check my progress in CompClass?
A: You can check your progress by logging on to www.yourcompclass.com and clicking on "gradebook." Remember you to need to earn a minimum of 70% to pass the CompClass requirement for your co-requisite lab course.
Q: I'm an online or night Composition student, and I haven't heard back from an online tutor in CompClass, what should I do?
A: We have a limited number of online tutors during the semester. Please be patient and allow a few days for a response. However, if it is within the last 2 weeks of the semester and you haven't heard back from an online tutor, post an explanation of the limitations of your situation in the next section of the Tutoring activity, "Reflect on Feedback." Remember, the "Reflect on Feedback" section is the part of the activity that will be graded, so it's important to post something there in order to receive any points.
Q: I posted a tutoring reflection in the "Reflect on Feedback" section. When can I expect my grade to show up in my CompClass gradebook?
A: Lab instructors are encouraged to grade submissions throughout the semester. However, lab instructors are not required to grade CompClass activities until the week of final exams. If you completed the reflection according to all the instructions, you may mentally add those points to your total.
Q: Can I use my laptop instead of the PCs in the Writing Center to complete CompClass activities?
A: We encourage you to bring your own laptop and to work at the tables directly outside the Writing Center while still logging time. These areas are extensions of the Writing Center; thus, students on laptops should work on academic reading and writing. Please be respectful of other students by keeping your voice down.
Q: Can I log hours in the Writing Center as long as I'm in the CAW classroom or somewhere in the library?
A: No. You have to be within plain sight of the Writing Center front desk staff in order to log hours. We periodically check on students logged into the Writing Center. If you are too far away to see or hear the front desk staff, you are outside the Writing Center perimeter and will be logged out. You may not log time in the Writing Center while attending an ENGL 905 class in the CAW classroom.
Q: I'm done with CompClass activities. May I log hours in the Writing Center while doing homework for other classes?
A: You may read academic texts for most of your other class. However, students may not work on Math, Accounting, Art and Physical Sciences in the Writing Center.
Q: While logged into the Writing Center, may I check Facebook?
A: No. The use of Facebook or other social networking, non-academic websites is not permitted in the Writing Center.