|Room: Library, B-203
Phone: (808) 689-2750
The No‘eau Center provides academic support through testing services, tutoring, workshops, and other support services to help students succeed at UH West O‘ahu, The mission of the No‘eau Center is to promote life-long learning by helping students at all levels of ability to gain the skills necessary to learn effectively, confidently, and independently.
Summer Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tutoring appointments available until 1 hour before closing.
Appointments may be available outside our normal hours. To check availability call: (808) 689-2750
Phone: (808) 689-2752
All test proctoring is by appointment and may be scheduled during Noʻeau Center business hours. Distance Education test proctoring services are free for all University of Hawaiʻi system. Contact your instructor to be sure the necessary information and materials have been sent to us. Bring your photo I.D. and UH username to testing appointment.
To secure ADA accommodations, students must register with the Disabilities Services Specialist, Dr. Steven Taketa (689-2675; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Student and faculty testing information
For more information, see Placement Testing.
The No‘eau Center provides free tutoring services in a wide array of subject areas. Tutoring is offered by appointment, on a walk-in basis, and online via email. Students may schedule an appointment by either emailing or calling the center or swinging by to make an appointment at the front desk.
A.S.K. NO‘EAU WORKSHOPS
The No‘eau Center offers a series of student success workshops that cover an array of topics, including tips for better studying, time management skills, citation styles, and scholarship and career writing (i.e., resume, cover letter, personal statements).
If you are unable to come into the No‘eau Center in person, we may be able to help you remotely.
Appointments can be made for phone or video chat tutoring. Please call 689-2750 to make an appointment. Be sure to specify that you need a distance session and also let us know what platform you prefer (e.g. Google Chat, Skype, Blackboard).
Feedback on writing is also available via our online submission form.
Workshops: Our workshops may also be available via video conference. If you are interested in attending a workshop via video conference, please contact us in advance so that we can accommodate your request.
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Writing Intensive Graduation Requirement
UH West O‘ahu’s Writing Intensive requirement is part of a UH system commitment to incorporate more writing in courses from all disciplines. A “WI” course is a discipline-specific content course in which writing plays a major, integrated role. Students can enroll in course sections designated as “WI” to gain greater understanding of course content through writing, and learn how to write in ways appropriate to that discipline.
Students are required to take three Writing Intensive (WI) classes at the upper division level for graduation. A minimum of two classes must come from course work outside of the capstone class.
Students must have successfully completed or be concurrently enrolled in English 200 to register for any WI course.
The WI requirement for transfer students varies depending upon year of entry and transfer credits accepted by UH West O‘ahu.
Check class listing for WI courses available this semester. Note that the selection varies each semester.
Writing Intensive Assistance
The No‘eau Center provides free assistance to students on academic writing assignments in all disciplines. Tutors help students to work on critical thinking skills, discover and develop topics, generate information to support ideas, organize information, refine the style of a paper, and edit their own papers. Tutoring is offered by appointment, on a walk-in basis, and online via email. Students may schedule an appointment by either emailing, calling, or visiting the Center.
Faculty interested in teaching a WI course can access resources on Laulima at WOA Faculty Info Resources. WI Workshop Online Training videos are available for detailed information on WI requirements.
Writing Resource Links
- Watch Taylor Mali's poem "The Impotence of Proofreading"
- Alot vs. A lot
- Mental Floss: 38 Common Spelling and Grammar Errors
- The Oatmeal: 10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling
- The Oatmeal’s complete link of Grammar comics (choose one)
- Glove and Boots: Fix Your Grammar
- Buzzfeed: 15 Common Grammar Errors That Drive You Complete Insane
- Buzzfeed: 38 Examples of Why We Need to be More Careful with Grammar in 2014
- Buzzfeed: 23 of the Most Unforgivable Spelling Mistakes of 2013
- Buzzfeed: 20 of the Most Unforgivable Twitter Spelling Mistakes of the Year
- Buzzfeed’s compete list of grammar articles
- Check out this sassy poster
- Look at this charming, if kinda creepy, cartoon
- Skim through this nice resource
- Look at these examples of logical fallacies in advertising
- And some of these smarty selected examples
- And lastly, these examples
The Rhetorical Appeals (Ethos, Pathos, Logos):
- Read (only pg 5-6)
- Read about Ethos, Pathos and Logos
- Look at Ethos, Pathos and Logos examples
- Watch some advertising examples being broken down
- Watch some other ads being analyzed
- Check out this video intro to visual rhetoric
- Look through this basic explanation and even click on some resource links if you’re feeling sassy
- Read over these basic questions concerning visual rhetoric analysis compiled by another English class
- Check out the simple categories the Writing Commons offers
Supporting Claims in Writing:
- Check out this intro to creating effective claims
- Skim through this secondary explanation
- This one has some explicit example, perhaps you connect better to those
Researching Best Practices:
- Here’s UHWO’s library YouTube channel all about researching
- If you want to see the librarian actually do some sample searches, try this UHWO playlist
- A guide to grammar and writing by Capital Community College
- A guide on avoiding plagiarism and how to paraphrase successfully by Indiana University
- Purdue's Online Writing Lab
- UHWO Composition Resources
- UHWO's Student Writing Blog (essays published here could be used as samples for specific assignments and/or as samples to practice peer review techniques.)
- Medicine Hat College Library's guide to MLA style (includes pdf documents that could also be used as handouts)