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Directed Learning Activities (DLAs)

DLAa can  improve specific areas of your writing . You may also be asked by a professor to complete specific DLAs.

You can print your DLA out from the list below.  Some DLAs require quizzes, as indicated.  During the Safer at Home order, you can verify your quiz score by taking a screenshot or by uploading a readable cell phone photo of the results.  This image can be uploaded to the DLA appointment window in the DLA schedule. 

You can  schedule an appointment with a tutor on the DLA Schedule at  WC Online if you need help with a particular DLA or if you need proof of completion of a DLA for one of your assignments. Proof of completion will be provided once tutors have reviewed the DLA with you and verified completion and understanding of the concepts. 

Current list of DLAs, organized by category


 

DLA titles Supplementary Material Recommended for AMLA 70 & 80 courses Recommended for AMLA 90 &  English 1A/80 General Paragraph and Essay Writing Skills Recommended for English 1A and 1C Recommended for Paralegal Courses

Academic Writing Don'ts DLA 

    x x  

Adjective Clauses DLA (quiz required)

  x x      

Ambiguous Pronoun Reference DLA (quiz required)

  x x      

American Psychological Association (APA) DLA

         

Analysis vs. Summary DLA with Video (quiz required)

    x x  

Analytical vs. Persuasive Thesis Statements DLA

Thesis PowerPoint     x x  

Annotated Bibliography DLA

        x  

Apostrophes & Possessives DLA (quiz required)

Apostrophes & Possessives PowerPoint x x      

Articles DLA (quiz required)

  x x      

Avoiding Plagiarism DLA

Avoiding Plagiarism PowerPoint   x x x  

Basic Sentence Patterns DLA (quiz required)

x x      

Basic Paragraph Development DLA

  x x x    

Building Better Analysis DLA

    x   x  

California Case Citation Yellow Book DLA

          x

California Case Citation Blue Book DLA

          x

Capitalization DLA (quiz required)

  x x      

Comma Splices and Run-ons DLA (quiz required)

  x x      

Comma Usage DLA (quiz required

x        

Conclusions DLA

Sticks and Stones and Not Too Rich/Thin     x x  

Conditionals DLA (quiz required)

  x        

Connotation and Denotation DLA (quiz required)

  x        

Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers DLA (quiz required)

    x      

Dictionary Skills DLA (quiz required)

  x        

Editing out "To Be" Verbs DLA (quiz required)

      x x  

Evaluating Websites DLA

    x x x  

Fragments DLA (quiz required)

  x x      

Future Tenses DLA (quiz required)

  x x      

Gerunds & Infinitives DLA (quiz required)

  x x      

Identifying Logical Fallacies DLA (quiz required)

        x  

Integrating Sources DLA

CNN Business Article       x  

Introduction to California Case Citation DLA

          x

Introductions DLA

Introductory Paragraph Handout     x x  

Modals & Similar Expressions (quiz required)

  x        

MLA, 8th Edition DLA

      x x  

Narrative and Descriptive Paragraphs DLA

  x x      

Noun Clauses DLA (quiz required)

  x x      

Outlining the Essay DLA

Weight Lifting 101

Samples

    x x  

Paragraph Development (MEAL Plan) DLA

      x    

Parallelism DLA (quiz required)

      x x  

Participial Adjectives DLA (quiz required)

  x        

Parts of Speech DLA (quiz required)

  x x      

Past Perfect & Past Perfect Progressive Tenses DLA                 (quiz required)

  x        

Passive Voice (quiz required)

    x      

Past Tenses DLA (quiz required)

  x        

Prepositions DLA (quiz required)

  x x      

Present Perfect & Present Perfect Progressive Tenses DLA (quiz required)

  x        

Present Tenses DLA (quiz required)

  x        

Pronoun Agreement DLA (quiz required)

Pronoun Agreement PowerPoint   x      

Reduced Adjective Clauses DLA (quiz required)

  x        

Reduced Adverb Clauses (quiz required)

  x        

Reverse Outlining DLA

Maybe You Shouldn't

The World of Photography

  x x x  

Subject-Verb Agreement DLA (quiz required)

  x x      

Summary Skills for Academic Writing DLA (quiz required)

Six Tips for a Healthy Spring Break     x    

Thesaurus Skills DLA (quiz required)

  x        

Thesis Statement DLA

Thesis Statement PowerPoint   x x x  

 Toulmin Argument Part 1

        x  

Transitions DLA

      x x  

United States Code Citation

          x

Verb Tense Shifts DLA (quiz required)

  x x      

Word Forms DLA (quiz required)

x