College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse > Student Resources > Laptop Required Program
If you are considering a course identified in Campus Connect as PERSONAL LAPTOP REQUIRED, please read the following carefully:
Students who register for Laptop Required sections will use personal laptops in class to pursue course requirements and learning outcomes identical to those in non-laptop sections of the same course. Registering for this course affirms your ownership of a personal laptop computer-not an iPad or Android tablet- and your commitment to bring it to each class meeting, just as you would a textbook or calculator.
The following will apply:
Your laptop must: connect wirelessly to the Internet; have Microsoft Office software or the ability to save files so that they will open within MS Office applications, Adobe Reader, and the capacity to stream video and audio.
Because the capacity to plug into a/c current may not be provided in the classroom, your laptop must be sufficiently charged to run on battery power for the duration of the class.
Failure to bring a charged laptop to class on repeated occasions will have a negative impact on your course grade. Back-up laptops will not be provided.
If these conditions are unacceptable, or you anticipate difficulty meeting expectations associated with a Personal Laptop Required section, please register for a different section.