Writing Center

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McSwain Annex Room 150


Fall 2020 hours are as follows:

Tutor on Duty
Wednesday 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Silas Shields
Wednesday 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Lella Dougherty
Thursday 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Silas Shields

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.

Students may request online 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



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.