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This is an archive of the 2021-2022 University Catalog.
To access the most recent version, please visit


The Learning Resource Center (LRC) provides students with resources and opportunities to achieve academic success as well as those 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/tutors help students from first year through graduate school with academic, professional and personal writing, such as essays, reports, research papers, business letters, resumes and more. They will work with students to develop effective strategies for critical reading, analytical thinking, time management, multimedia presentations, note taking, and test taking. Additionally, assistance is provided to students who are preparing to take the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Examination. The Writing Center offers real time, one-on-one appointments in person and online, and holds academic skills workshops throughout the semester. Lastly, we offer asynchronous feedback for graduate students working on capstone and thesis projects. An appointment is highly recommended for one-on-one appointments; walk-in/drop-in is available only when consultants are not booked or appointments cancel.

Grammar Lab

Grammar consultants teach students to recognize their own frequent grammar mistakes, and they provide students with practice and feedback for strengthening their written English. Students are taught strategies for effective proofreading and editing, including recognizing and correcting such issues as sentence boundaries, subject/verb agreement, tense shifts and other common errors. Students may bring an assignment that they are currently working on or they can provide a diagnostic writing sample in the lab. The Grammar Lab is available for appointments and walk-ins and is open Monday through Friday. Weekly appointments are encouraged.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) for Approaches to University Writing

UNIV 060, UNIV 061/UNIV 062 is a corequisite course for students who are enrolled in all sections of 113A/B and designated sections of AAS, AFRS, CAS, CHS, ENGL, LING or QS 115. Students receive a maximum of 1 additional unit of non-baccalaureate credit per semester. SI sessions are led by advanced peers who have been successful in writing courses. SI sessions support students as they enrich their critical reading, expository writing and research skills.

Science, Math and Related Topics (SMART) Lab

The SMART Lab offers walk-in individual and small-group tutoring for Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Physics, numerous Math courses, including algebra, calculus, math ideas, and statistics, as well as Music, Art, History, Psychology and many other subjects. Appointments are also available.

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

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


Learning Resource Center
Director: Rashawn Green
University Library (UL) 3rd Floor, East Wing
(818) 677-2033