Welcome to Writing Lab Email

Fall 2022

Welcome back to UNE! 

Please plan to attend SAS 011 Writing Lab live and in person this week.

Anyone registered for SAS 011 is required to come to one of the two meetings listed here:

  • Wednesday afternoon, August 31 from 12:30-1:20 in Morgaine Hall 122.
  • Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 6 from 3:30-4:20 in Decary Hall 202

Starting Sept. 7 you will meet with your assigned Writing Lab instructor at a special time and place that will be given to you by email and during one of the above meetings. There will be NO LARGE GROUP SAS 011 CLASSES AFTER SEPT. 6.

This email answers questions you may have about your course SAS 011 Engaging with Texts Writing Lab.  Please read it to the end for important information to get your semester off to a good start.

What is SAS 011 Writing Lab? 

Writing Lab provides students in ENG 110 with 1-on-1 supportive coaching for the work they are doing in their first-year writing class. If you are receiving this email, Writing Lab is a required accompaniment to your English Composition course. Writing Lab instructors are professional writing coaches. To learn more about SAS 011 Writing Lab and its benefits, please watch this video: https://youtu.be/rIMg5yMWB5I then read on to find answers to questions we think you might have about Writing Lab. 

SAS 011 Writing Lab is currently listed at a specific place and time on my schedule, but I received an email saying to go to a different place and time. What should I do?

Starting Sept. 7, you will attend Writing Lab at the time and place established by your Writing Lab instructor (see below).  

So, when and where is my Writing Lab class going to be held after the first week of classes?

Your writing lab class session is currently being scheduled by your instructor to fit into a gap in your course schedule. You may have already received an email from your instructor letting you know when and where your class meeting will be. You may need to look in your Clutter or Junk E-mail folders or on your “Other” email tab for it. If you don’t yet have an email, one should come this week. If you haven’t received an email by Friday, Sept. 2 letting you know when and where your SAS 011 class meets, please let me know by responding to this email and I will look into the situation. 

My schedule says that Eric Drown is my Writing Lab instructor, but I got an email about Writing Lab from someone else saying that they are my Writing Lab instructor. What’s up with that? 

Eric Drown supervises the Writing Lab program. There are several other Writing Lab Instructors. Please open, read and respond to any email you receive from Eric Drown, Megan Grumbling, Ryan Brod, Mary Katherine Spain, Kristine Millard, Andrew Stesienko, Jacob Oliver, Jenn Jacobs, or Jen Gennaco.

I received an email letting me know my class time and location, but I am scheduled to work during that time. 

Lab instructors have very limited ability to accommodate requests for alternative times. Please schedule your working hours outside of class times.   

I was told that there are no Labs the first week of class. When does Writing Lab start? 

Unlike Labs in Biology and Chemistry, which start the second week of classes, Writing Lab starts the first week of classes in an Orientation meeting held at the time and place listed on your schedule. Starting Sept. 7, you will attend Writing Lab at the place/time established by your Writing Lab instructor.  

Do I need any textbooks for Writing Lab? 

No. In Writing Lab, you’ll work with the textbooks and materials required in your English Composition course. 

I have unanswered questions. 

Make an appointment with Eric Drown.  

Best wishes for a great start to your semester! 

Dr. Drown 

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