Writing Center


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Location

McSwain Annex Room 150

Hours

Spring 2021 hours are as follows:

Day
Time
Tutor on Duty
Monday 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.* Tiffany Goebel
Tuesday 11:00 – 12:30 p.m. Silas Shields
Wednesday 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.*

Lella Dougherty

Tiffany Goebel

Thursday 11:00 – 12:30 p.m. Silas Shields
*virtual only
(access via Moodle)

Students are highly encouraged to make an appointment for face-to-face Writing Center sessions. Appointments can be scheduled on the sign-up sheet outside McSwain Annex 150 or by emailing writingcenter@tricountycc.edu.

Masks and social distancing are required during face-to-face tutoring sessions.

This semester, students may also meet with a tutor virtually during the times specified above. Appointments for virtual sessions may be requested by sending an email to writingcenter@tricountycc.edu, or students may drop in the session by accessing the TCCC Online Writing Center through Moodle. Once in the course, access the session by:

  1. Clicking the Collaborate link on the main page
  2. Clicking the green “Join session” button on the next page

The Collaborate session should then load on the screen.

*If the TCCC Online Writing Center is not visible in Moodle, please email writingcenter@tricountycc.edu to request to be enrolled.

To maximize productivity during the allotted time, students may choose to email their papers to writingcenter@tricountycc.edu prior to virtual sessions so the tutor has a chance to review them; however, this is not a requirement.

Additionally, students may request written feedback by emailing the Writing Center at writingcenter@tricountycc.edu.

Our Services

What Can I Expect from a Writing Center Session?

Face-to-Face Sessions

Also feel free to drop in to the Writing Center if all you have is a quick question—such as how to document a source or how to fix an error that grammar-check has flagged.

Online Sessions

Students can ask questions of Writing Center tutors by emailing writingcenter@tricountycc.edu. Include the following in your message:

Depending on the volume of students the center is helping, your message should receive a response within 1-2 days.

Online Resources

MLA

APA

Grammar and Usage

Naked Grammar – The Bare Essentials from the Grammar Mechanics Foundation (a nonprofit organization that seeks “to advance the teaching of English grammar and related English language skills through creative use of information technology”).

Evaluating Sources of Information

Evaluating Information and Sources from Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) – After clicking the link, access all pages of the resource by clicking the sublinks under “Evaluating Information and Sources” on the left menu.