The College of Business and Technology's Communication Lab is located in
Sam Wilson Hall Room 133.
This laboratory provides undergraduate and graduate business and technology students with assistance in developing their oral and written communications skills. Students may come to the lab for assistance in the writing of assignments--specifically in organization, grammar; style and use of references. Facilities are also available for students to practice classroom presentations. Groups or individuals can have access to equipment to display slides. Presentations can be taped for later review by students.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, email CBATCOMMLAB@etsu.edu.
Fall 2021 Hours:
- Monday: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
- Tuesday: 10:30am - 3:30pm
- Wednesday: 10:30am - 3:30pm
- Thursday: CLOSED
- Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm / Noon
To access the CBAT Communications Lab online, students should check their D2L home page to see if they have a D2L "class" named CBAT Communications Lab. If so, they are able to go in and use the resources found under Content. If a student does not see the Communications Lab class, please email us at CBATCOMMLAB@etsu.eduand we can add you to the D2L page.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the College of Business and Technology (CBAT) Communication Lab?
The CBAT Communications Lab is a lab set up to help students with writing projects and oral presentations for CBAT classes. Guidance and advice is given on every aspect of the writing process, from brainstorming to the final draft. Advice is given for grammatical concerns and APA formatting. Constructive criticism can be obtained. For oral presentations, the presentation, which has the option of being recorded, is viewed and constructive criticism is given by a tutor.
How does the CBAT Communication Lab Work?
For writing projects, students sit (or Zoom) with a tutor and review a copy of the draft while discussing issues, errors, or general concerns about the piece of writing. While the CBAT Lab is not an editing service, tutors will sit with students to help find errors and determine the most appropriate way to fix those errors. For oral presentations, the student performs the presentation and then discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the presentation with a tutor. If a student brings a form of media storage, (writable disc or jump drive) then a copy of the presentation can be given to the student.
Where is the CBAT Communications Lab and when is it open?
The CBAT Lab is located in room 133 of Sam Wilson Hall.
For Fall 2021 the lab will be open at the following times:
Monday: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 10:30am - 3:30pm
Wednesday: 10:30am - 3:30pm
Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm / Noon
How can I access the Communications Lab online?
Students should check their D2L home page to see if they have a D2L "class" named CBAT Communications Lab. If so, they are able to go in and use the resources found under Content. If a student does not see the Communications Lab class, they can email us at CBATCOMMLAB@etsu.edu, and we can add you to the D2L page.
Do I have to make an appointment to get help from the CBAT Communications Lab?
Due to COVID-19, appointments are required for face to face tutoring sessions. To request an appointment, please email CBATCOMMLAB@etsu.edu. Appointments will be scheduled within 24 business hours. You can also leave questions on the D2L page under Discussions. Students should keep in mind that the lab is much busier during mid-term and finals, and most tutoring sessions last 30 to 60 minutes.
How can I schedule an appointment?
To schedule an appointment, please email CBATCOMMLAB@etsu.edu.
How is the CBAT Communications Lab different from the CFAA in the library?
While both operate in a similar manner, the CBAT Lab specializes in the business and technological writing form and the CBAT standard of APA formatting. The CBAT Communications Lab also works with instructors in order to understand their paper/presentation requirements.
What if I am taking an online course and not on campus?
Instructors teaching online courses have the option of opening a drop box for their students on the CBAT Communications Lab D2L site. If your class has this option, you may submit papers or a recording of a presentation for review to the drop box. If your teacher did not open a dropbox for your class, there is a general dropbox for the semester.