Directed Learning Activities (DLAs) & Chemistry Modules

Directed Learning Activities & Chemistry Modules

Directed Learning Activities and Chemistry Modules 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 and Chemistry faculty, tutors in the LRC Tutoring Center now facilitate Directed Learning Activities and Chemistry Modules for students of all English and Chemistry levels.

Logistics for Students

  • Students can complete a DLA/Module by making an appointment through our online appointment schedule, or by dropping by the Tutoring Center located in LRC 212. 
  • DLAs and Modules 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.
  • Student will receive completed hard copy of their DLA.
  • Electronic DLA Credit Forms must be completed by the tutor and student, and emailed to the student and instructor.

List of 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 (


List of Chemistry Modules

Dimensional Analysis
Subatomic Particles and The Periodic Table
Nomenclature of Inorganic Compounds
Types of Reactions & Balancing Chemical Equations
Molecular and Reaction Stoichiometry
Lewis Structures, Molecular Polarity & Molecular Models


For questions regarding Chemistry Modules, please email Dr. Kim d'Arcy (