Guided Studies serves as the College’s writing center. When you come for support on written assignments, please bring your whole assignment, a rough draft, and all the materials that go with it (textbook, resources, notes, outlines, etc.) Our instructors need these items to give you quality assistance. Please bring a written draft, a hard copy, or a printout of your work which can be marked. Instructors will make suggestions directly on this paper. Please do not bring just a computer disk. Instructors will not download papers from disks, flash drives, Blackboard, or e-mail accounts.
During peak "term paper" times, which normally occur from the middle to the end of the semester GS can be extremely busy, especially in the morning hours. Students are advised to plan ahead; do not wait until the day your assignment is due to visit us. You may not receive the help you need. PLEASE NOTE: GS instructors do not rewrite or type papers for students. Support and writing services are available during normal GS operating hours. Please check your local GS for days and times. Walk-ins are welcome; however, help is on a "first-come, first-served" basis.
A Note About GS Instructors and Peer Assignments, English
If your instructor requires a peer reading on your rough draft, please try to find a classmate to examine your work and to fill out the "peer worksheet." GS instructors are not considered your peers; your peers are the other students in your class. (The peer activities are excellent learning opportunities for students. They help you sharpen your editing and evaluating skills.) After you have completed your peer assignment, you can bring your paper to the GS for additional improvement, if needed.