Grammar Live @ 5

"Grammar puts you on good terms with your English professor." -Anon

  • If you have tutoring-session scheduling problems or conflicts, the Writing Lab offers Grammar Live @ 5 on Elluminate Live!, an online grammar session that provides the same tutoring information as the face-to-face Skill-of-the-Week sessions via the Elluminate web conferencing software.  These online sessions take place on Monday evenings, and the skill that is covered will depend on the skill that was taught in the Tutoring Room the week before.  For example, our first Grammar Live @ 5 session during fall and spring semesters will begin on Monday, Week 3, and the topic will be Commas because this skill was covered in the Tutoring Room the preceding week.
  • Registration for the online sessions lasts for five hours, between 10:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. the day the session is scheduled to begin.
  • You must register for Grammar Live @ 5 sessions by phone or in person, and please keep in mind that there is a 25-student limit.
  • You are allowed to register for only three online sessions per semester.  If you register for three online sessions but for some reason received credit for attending just two, you have still reached your limit for the semester and, as a result, would not be able to register for other online sessions.
  • If you're in a night class that offers credit for your attendance to our Skill-of-the-Week Tutoring Sessions, then you can register for as many online grammar sessions as you need.

Before Trying to Schedule Your Appointment . . .

  • Keep in mind these online sessions are a backup.  Nearly all students who need to attend our face-to-face weekly grammar sessions should be able to.  During a normal week, we offer 35 grammar sessions a week.  And since our Tutoring Room can seat 18 students at a time, you'll have roughly 630 opportunities each week to fill one of those seats.
  • Locate the yellow carbon copy of your Lab Work Form.  You should've received this form if you took the Lab's Diagnostic Test.  You need this form to help determine which grammar sessions you need and want.
    • You may still attend our online grammar sessions if you have not taken the Diagnostic Test.
  • Registration for the online sessions lasts for five hours, between 10:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. the day the session is scheduled to begin.

Scheduling Your Appointment . . .

  • Either call or visit the Main Writing Lab.
  • Make sure you have the following to expedite the scheduling process:
    • your UWF Gmail address,
    • the names of the specific grammar sessions you want to attend.
    • your professor's name, and
    • the days and times of your professor's class
  • Check your e-mail for messages confirming your appointments.

What to Do the Day of the Appointment, Before the Appointment Begins

  • Review the grammar rules.  The grammar session will not last longer than an hour, and there will be other students in the session.  Just as with any class, the sessions will be more productive if the students review the appropriate materials beforehand and come to the grammar sessions with questions.
  • Join the session early.  Under no circumstances will late students be allowed to join the session because late students is disruptive.
    • Go to Elluminate Live! – First Time Users to make sure that Elluminate will work on your computer.  Additionally, the phone number for UWF Information Technology Services (ITS) is 850.474.2075.  If you call ITS after 5:00 P.M., you will have to leave a voicemail message. An ITS representative should return your call within 30 minutes.
  • DSL/Cable connections are preferred over wireless connections.  If you are on campus and want to use a wireless connection, you should consider going to the John C. Pace Library, checking out an Ethernet cable from the Circulation Desk, and plugging that cable into your computer and a data port so that you may have stronger, more reliable connection.  You will not receive credit for attending this session if you leave prematurely because of a bad wireless connection.  If there are extreme, excusable, and verifiable reasons (power outage or internal UWF technical problems) explaining why you left the session early, you will be rescheduled for a make-up online session.
  • Although microphones are highly recommended – because of the time it takes to speak versus the time it takes to type messages in a chatroom – they are not required to participate in these online sessions.  However, you must be able to hear audio.
  • Wearing headphones throughout the session may improve sound quality.
  • Make sure your environment is free of noise so that you can hear your peers and the Lab assistant speak, and so that your peers and the Lab assistant can hear you if you use a microphone.
  • If you are having audio problems, visit Elluminate Live! – First Time Users and enter the phrase “audio elluminate live” into the Search field before contacting ITS.

During the Appointment

  • Each appointment will last no longer than one hour, so be prepared to participate and be present for the entire hour.
  • You will be asked to complete an online worksheet through Ellumiante that reviews the respective grammar rules, but the Lab assistants evaluate these sessions as "Satisfactory" or "Unsatisfactory."  The Lab assistants will grade your worksheet as Unsatisfactory only if they believe you are disruptive or not engaged during the session.

After the Grammar Session Ends

  • You will receive a "Confirmation of Credit" e-mail.  You do not need to forward this e-mail to your professor.
  • We document your attendance on the official white copy of your Lab Work Form, and your professor will receive your Lab Work Form near the end of the semester.
    • We can make a Lab Work Form for you if you do not have one, and we will deliver this form to your professor near the end of the semester.
  • Continue to review grammar rules because you may not remember everything that was reviewed during the session.