This is an archive of the 2017-2018 University Catalog.
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This is an archive of the 2017-2018 University Catalog.
To access the most recent version, please visit

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) serves students who need assistance in courses or who desire to improve skills such as reading, writing, note taking, test taking and study strategies—skills necessary for effective university-level learning. The LRC also provides services that support, supplement and enrich the University’s regular academic curriculum.

Writing Center: Writing Center consultants help students with academic, professional and personal writing, such as essays, reports, research papers, business letters, resumes and more. They also work with students to develop effective strategies for time management, critical reading, note taking and test taking. Additionally, consultants assist students preparing to take the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Examination. An appointment is necessary: walk-ins are accepted only when appointments are not booked.

Writing Lab: Peer tutors work with students enrolled in Approaches to University Writing (AAS, AFRS, CAS, CHS, ENGL, LING and QS 113, 114 or 115), as well as students enrolled in University 100—The Freshman Seminar. In addition to assisting students with their writing process, tutors can help students develop effective study strategies. The Writing Lab operates on an appointment and walk-in basis.

Supplemental Instruction for Approaches to University Writing 113: UNIV 061/UNIV 062 is a mandatory corequisite course for students enrolled in AAS, AFRS, CAS, CHS, ENGL, LING or QS 113A/B. Students receive a maximum of 1 additional unit of non-baccalaureate credit per semester. UNIV 061/062 SI sessions are led by experienced peers who have been successful in writing courses. SI sessions support students in their critical reading, expository writing and research skills.

Science Math and Related Topics Lab: The SMART Lab offers individual and small-group tutoring for such subjects as Biology, Chemistry, Economics and Physics, as well as numerous Math courses, including algebra, calculus and statistics. The SMART Lab operates Monday-Friday. No appointment is necessary.

Supplemental Instruction: Supplemental Instruction (UNIV 060) is an academic-assistance program designed to help students master difficult course material in historically challenging classes. Students participate in a series of weekly peer-facilitated, small-group study sessions that focus on learning strategies and problem-solving skills specific to the corresponding lecture course. Students enroll in UNIV 060 for 1-unit, non-baccalaureate credit.


Director: Rashawn Green
Oviatt Library, 3rd Floor, East Wing
(818) 677-2033
Fax: (818) 677-3632