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First-Year English Writing Lab Registration

English Writing Labs

Are you a First-Year English student who would benefit from additional instruction in essay writing essentials?

The English Department’s Writing Labs are your best opportunity to complement what you are learning in first-year English and to keep you on track. Designed and taught by English faculty members, the labs focus on reviewing essay-writing skills in a series of modules. The labs offer plenty of hands-on practice in a supportive environment. The lab instructors—experienced in teaching first-year English courses—are here to guide you through the essay writing process while showing you how to apply each module’s lesson to your academic writing. You should attend if your WRTG1100, ENGL 1100, ENGL 1104 or 1200-level instructor has recommended it or if you know that you need extra help with your writing.

Frequently asked Questions

Where are the labs?
Labs are offered on the Richmond and Surrey campuses in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. In Spring 2019, two sets of labs run January to end of February. Registration for the second round of labs will open in February. There will be two weekly labs in March and two sets of mini-pop-ups.

Students must register below before attending labs. 

What do they cover?
Labs cover five topics in five once-a-week modules. The topics differ each week: sentence structure, grammar, paragraphs, thesis development, and integrating quotations.

How long are they? How many can I attend?
Each module is one hour and 20 minutes. You may attend as few or as many unique modules as you like. The five modules will take place in two rotations, so if you miss the first session or you discover later in the term that you'd like writing guidance, there will be labs available to help.

When do they start?
The first rotation of five labs starts in Week Three of the Summer 2019 semester. The second rotation starts in the end of June.

How can I sign up?
Each lab time is limited to 25 seats, so sign up as early as you can to avoid disappointment. Seats are limited, so please only sign up for labs that you know you can attend.

What are "Writing Lab Pop-Up Days"?

Since many students can't commit to a weekly lab session, this semester we are adding Pop-Up Days on June 10 in Richmond, and June 25 and July 22 in Surrey. Students can sign up for several labs in one day! See the bottom of the registration page to sign up for this option. If you have already signed up for a regular lab time, you do not need to sign up for a pop-up day.

Contact Jennifer.Hardwick@kpu.ca if you have any questions.

Registration for summer labs starts the first week of Summer classes.

Contact Information

Registration requires your correct @email.kpu.ca student email address.
Please provide the section you are registered in (e.g. L10).
Please provide the name of your ENGL1100, ENGL1104, WRTG1100, ENGL1202 or ENGL1204 instructor.

Lab Selection

Once you have selected a lab below, please scroll down to select the modules you want to attend.

Please check each module below you want to attend for Lab A. Choose 'All Modules' to attend all sessions.

Lab A will be held each Thursday at KPU Surrey in FIR 130 from 2:00 pm-3:20 pm.

Please check each module below you want to attend for Lab B. Choose 'All Modules' to attend all sessions.

Lab B (Richmond Pop-up) will be held on Monday, June 10 at KPU Richmond in Room 1340 from 10:00 am-12:50 pm.

Please check each module below you want to attend for Lab F. Choose 'All Modules' to attend all sessions.

Lab C (Surrey All Day Pop-up) will be held on Tuesday June 25 at KPU Surrey in FIR 142 from 9:00 am-3:50 pm.

Please check each module below you want to attend for Lab D. Choose 'All Modules' to attend all sessions.

Lab D will be held on Wednesdays at KPU Surrey in FIR 232 from 9:00 am-10:20 am.

Please check each module below you want to attend for Lab E. Choose 'All Modules' to attend all sessions.

Lab E (Surrey Final Essay Prep) will be held on Monday at KPU Surrey in FIR 3412 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm.