Directed Learning Activities (DLAs)

Directed Learning Activities

Directed Learning Activities provide supplemental support for students looking to gain additional understanding of key concepts through practice grounded in contextual learning. With support and guidance from English faculty, tutors in the LRC Tutoring Center now facilitate Directed Learning Activities for students of all English and writing levels.

Logistics- For Students
  • Students can complete a DLA by making an appointment through our online appointment schedule, or by dropping by the Tutoring Center located in LRC 212. 
  • DLAs should take 45 minutes to complete, with time for a 15 minute discussion/review with a tutor.
  • DLAs will be graded credit/no credit, based on the DLA rubric which will be reviewed by both the tutor and student.
  • DLAs must be completed in blue or black ink.
  • Students will receive the completed hard copy of their DLA, and a yellow carbon copy of a "DLA Credit Form." 

List of Directed Learning Activities- The following is a list of available Directed Learning Activities
Simple Sentences Colons and Semicolons Summary Writing
Fragments Subject/Verb Agreement Verb Tense Consistency
Run-ons, Comma Splices Crafting Thesis Statements Topic Sentences
MLA Format Transition Sentences Organizing and Outlining Ideas
APA Format Evidence- Supporting the Thesis Active/Passive Voice
Answering a Prompt Active reading Strategies Reading Textbooks
Compound and Complex Sentences Commas

Videos for the above DLAs can be found here: Saddleback DLA video links

For questions regarding DLAs, please email Professor Carrie Goulding ( or Amanda Ruud (