The Reading/Writing Center is part of the Augustana Learning Commons, which are located right behind The Brew. Our room is specifically located in Gerber (CSL) 423. We have a cozy room with some of the most comfortable chairs you will ever sit in (I’m currently in one right now). Our faculty tutors, Lucas Street, Virginia Johnson, and Jake Romaniello, all have their own offices. We have a few tables set up for tutoring and book shelves filled with helpful tidbits of knowledge. If you pick the right day, there may also be some snacks waiting in here for you. Sound pretty cozy, right? Well we bring that coziness throughout campus!
The RWC is not just trapped inside of our room. We often have different activities going on throughout campus. We host workshops throughout the year where we focus on different strategies for effectively doing homework and studying. The most recent one was September 11th. It focused on Active Reading and how to apply strategies for it into different types of majors. Our next workshop will be this Sunday, September 25th, at 7:00 pm. You can find us in the Andreen Basement where we’ll be giving tips on editing and revising papers. You can bring your own paper that will be revised on the spot! If that’s not enough, there will also be free Noodles and Company!
The RWC can also sometimes be seen at different events in relation with the Learning Commons. The Learning Commons are made up of The Reading/Writing Center and Student Success Services, with our neighbors being The Office of Multicultural Student Life and The Office of International Student Life. There is a large focus on improving learning skills in this little nook, whether it be through tutoring, helping ESL students, practicing study skills, or anything of the like. This makes it easy for a student to come and get help with any sort of class they need, whether it be in science, English, accounting, or literally anything else. Keep an eye out for many Learning Common, OMSL, and OISL events that will be coming up in the future!
And, if you need any more incentive, at the end of the term the Learning Commons will be giving away a free $25 gift card. The more Learning Commons workshops you attend, the better chance you have at winning!
So, while one-on-one sessions are the specialty of the Reading/Writing Center, that’s not the only place you can find us! If you ever attend a workshop or any other Learning Commons event, don’t be afraid to later stop by and see us in 423!