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STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA)
The Student Government Association encourages communication and cooperative experiences among students, faculty, and administrators. The SGA also promotes and plans student activities, and encourages student involvement in the college and the community. All full- and part-time students who have a 2.0 grade point average may run as officers and representatives of the SGA. This grade point average must be maintained throughout their term of office. The SGA extends a welcome to any student interested in becoming involved with inner workings of student life. Students may also be represented on standing committees of the college. Students interested in running for SGA offices, or becoming involved in student government, should contact the student activities director.

The Writing Center - located in the Learning Resource Center (LRC)

PHCC Writing Center (accessed from the Learning Resource Center): The writing Lab provides free individual and group tutoring, and supplemental instruction to reinforce classroom teaching and learn how to better revise grammar, mechanics, and style. Tutors direct students in their revision, utilizing the materials and resources available. To be sure you are seen by a tutor, please make an appointment. If you need to see a tutor after 4 pm, please call 656-5497 during office hours. We will try to accommodate times outside office hours. Students wishing to have papers reviewed or critiqued may send them to .

Plagiarism video

  Around Campus: Plagiarism video
 
How to avoid plagiarism in your work.

 

 


As part of PHCC's Learning Resource Center, the Writing Lab has been established to offer free tutoring to students planning or drafting written assignments. The Lab tutors can help you with writing for ANY course across the curriculum - from English to welding! The Writing Lab employs student tutors who conduct individual tutoring sessions with students. However, as a Writing Lab that is rooted in the idea of writing existing as a process, the Lab tutors proofread papers for the student but do not re-write them. The Lab exists as a resource that the students can use to reinforce classroom teaching and learn how to better revise with an eye for grammar, mechanics, and style as the tutors direct the students in their revision, utilizing the materials and resources available.

Summer 2014 Writing Center Hours
Monday -- 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday -- 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday -- CLOSED

Other times available by appointment. Call 276-656-5497 for an appointment. To be sure you are seen by a tutor, please make an appointment. If you need to see a tutor after 4 pm, please call 656-5497 during office hours. We will try to accommodate times outside office hours.

Excellent Sources:
Avoiding Plagiarism
Analyzing Literature -
this site connects to Brock University gives advice on analyzing literature.
Online Resources for Help with VPT-English

Useful Links:
Writing Tutorial Services
Writing Resources
from Colorado State University - online resources
Columbia Online Style - this is the book to have for online style writing.
Purdue Online Writing Lab - guidance on using APA style.
Revising, editing, and proofreading - polishing the final draft.
Student Writing Center - valuable information on various writing skills.
Oldest Writing Center in the United States - University of Iowa offers a variety of useful links for students.

On-Ramp Grant

Let Patrick Henry Community College help you explore your options, upgrade your job skills and prepare you for a new career. The On-Ramp Grant is designed to help dislocated workers upgrade their job skills through a degree or certificate program.

Funding for tuition, books, and fees is provided on a first-come, first-served basis to those who meet all eligibility requirements.

You may be eligible if you are:

  • Age 18 or older
  • A dislocated worker as defined by Workforce Investment Act criteria, a displaced homemaker, or an owner of a small business which has failed (including farmers, ranchers, and fisherman)
  • Qualify for federal financial aid
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Registered with the Selective Service (male applicants only)
  • Seeking a degree, licensure or certificate

Both credit and non-credit programs of study can qualify for assistance under the On-Ramp Grant. Whether you are interested in an associate degree program, a certificate program, or an online certification program, you owe it to yourself to check out the On-Ramp Grant.

Note: The On-Ramp grant may be available to dislocated workers with Bachelor’s degrees also!

To apply or for more information, contact  or .

Carolyn R. Byrd Math Lab

PHCC Carolyn R. Byrd Math Lab: The math lab is located on the first floor of the Learning Resource Center. The lab provides free individual and group tutoring, and supplemental instruction for high risk math courses. You attend on a voluntary basis. Math assistance is only guaranteed during the open lab hours. The goal of the lab is to provide math instruction and assistance to students in all levels of math offered by PHCC. Walk-ins during Math Lab hours (no appointment necessary) are the primary means of receiving math tutoring and are always welcomed. Scheduled appointments may be available for certain math classes.

Message from the Manager:

Thank you for visiting the PHCC Math Lab's home on the internet. I hope you find the information you are looking for on our site. If not, please do not hesitate to contact me at  for more details on our Math Lab.
                                          Take Care -- Sam

Contact Ophelia Griggs at (276)656-0305 or with any questions.

Summer 2014 Math Lab Hours:
Monday:  11 am to 6 pm
Tuesday:  11 am to 4 pm
Wednesday:  11 am to 6 pm
Thursday:  11 am to 4 pm
Friday:  10 am to 1 pm

The Math Lab is only available to current PHCC students who are working on math related topics. Please contact the if you need to know if you are eligible.The lab provides free individual and group tutoring for all PHCC students. The goal of the lab is to provide math instruction to students in all levels of math. Walk-ins during our hours (no appointment necessary) is the primary way to receive math tutoring. Scheduled appointments may be available for certain math classes.

When you come in: You will most likely be greeted by a mathematics tutor. Tutors are easily identified by their gold PHCC vests. You may ask for assistance immediately, or choose just to work on your own for a while in the Lab and organize your questions as you go, then ask for help - it is all up to you.

Study Groups are also scheduled with a tutor for most math classes on a regular basis as a supplement to selected courses. The Math Lab hosts study groups on mathematics and other subjects, based on student demand and tutor availability. If you would like a group set up, please contact Samuel Prillaman (phone number and e-mail above) for details.

Resources:

- Several course textbooks and solution manuals for use in the Math Lab.
- Other textbooks for extra study.
- Eight Dell laptops for math course use, such as connecting to MyMathLab.
-Virginia Placement Test: the VPT MathSite provides sample math problems and links to online resources that correspond to each sub-unit of Units 0-3 of the VPT-Math. All of the recommended online resources are free, and include popular sites such as the Khan Academy, National Repository of Online Courses (NROC) Developmental Math course, and MathVids.com.

If you have a question about the Math Lab or want to ask about an appointment with a tutor, please call Samuel Prillaman at 638-8777 ext. 0466, or direct dial us at (276) 656-5466.  Also, you may email Mr. Prillaman at .

Smarthinking

- Online Tutoring: Anywhere, Anytime: Introductory Smarthinking Student Video

It's 12 am the night before your final and you're stuck on a problem. It's too late to email your professor or call a classmate!

With Smarthinking, you can

--connect with an e-structor and interact with a live tutor
--submit a question and receive a reply from a tutor

Smarthinking can be accessed from BlackBoard; login to myPHCC and select Blackboard, then select the Smarthinking sunburst logo.

More information in the Smarthinking Student Handbook