The LRC, located in the new humanities building, is staffed with professionals, some of whom hold at least a B.A. There are also peer tutors, most of whom are Professional Writing majors. During your Learning Resource Center session, you are expected to participate actively; bring your textbooks, a copy of the assignment, a draft of the paper and/or your notes so far, and questions about reading strategies and the process of writing. In short, be prepared to work hard. You need not have a completed draft of a paper; in fact, some of the most productive sessions occur when you are open to suggestions and new ideas, not always possible when you already have a draft committed to paper.
Please note that the Learning Resource Center is NOT an "editing" service, a place where you go to get your papers "fixed" or written for you. It is a place where you and the Learning Resource Center instructor carry on a dialogue about reading and writing strategies, including brainstorming, organizing, audience analysis, counter arguing, defining, comparing and contrasting, etc. Editing and fixing a poorly organized or superficial paper will probably not result in a higher grade. Also note that if you do not go to the Learning Resource Center prepared, you can’t expect the Learning Resource Center instructor to read your mind or to figure out what your professor is expecting of you. Remember: the Learning Resource Center instructor does not attend this class and can’t be expected to interpret your assignments for you. Ultimately, that is YOUR responsibility.
Finally, don’t give up on the Center if you have a negative experience; it is true that you probably won’t mesh with every instructor there. This doesn’t mean that you or the instructor are lacking in any way; it just means that there is probably a difference of personalities and/or approach. Keep trying, and you will probably find the right instructor.
For more details, (http://www.ycp.edu/lrc/index.html)
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