Self-Study in the Diagnostics Course Shell

For students who cannot come to the Writing Lab or attend online tutoring during Writing LAb hours of operation, we offer self-study modules in the Writing Lab Diagnostics course shell on Canvas.

Here's how it works

The self-study modules are located in the same Canvas course shell as the Writing Lab Diagnostic Test. There are fourteen modules -- one for each skill addressed in the Writing Lab's Skill-of-the-Week system. However, because the modules are available for self-study, you won't have to keep up with the Skill-of-the-Week tutoring schedule. Study the skills whenever you want, and complete as many or as few modules as you choose in a given study session. Each module includes an instructional PowerPoint presentation and a short quiz to confirm what you've learned.

The self-study modules offer grammar instruction in a convenient format. Just be aware that, while self-study fulfills some professors' requirements for grammar instruction, other professors want their students to complete the Skill-of-the-Week tutoring sessions face-to-face or in online interactive sessions and will not accept self-study for credit. Ask your professor if you aren't sure. Also note that the quizzes are set to allow for unlimited attempts unless your instructor has specifically requested a limit. Check with your professor for information regarding limits on the number of attempts allowed for each quiz.    

The self-study modules are automatically available to any student who has been enrolled in the Writing Lab's Diagnostic Test. Some professors also send us rosters for classes that are not assigned to take the Diagnostic, and we are happy to open the study modules to those students, as well. If your instructor has not asked that your class be added to the Canvas shell, contact the Writing Lab at 850.474.2229 or to get your name on the list.