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Writing Center: WC

How to Use the Writing Center

The Writing Center offers drop-in assistance from faculty and trained peer tutors. Come prepared with the following to have a productive session:

  • A copy of your assignment or syllabus
  • The due date of the assignment
  • A hard copy of your paper
  • An idea of your concerns (planning, thesis, organization, content, citation, grammar)
  • A question you have for the tutor
  • Your student ID

Remember to give yourself at least 24 hours to make revisions! Writing tutors may not work on same-day due date assignments. 

Consider completing a Writing Preparation form prior to your session (downloadable below). This will save you time!

The Writing Center's Main Work Area

Writing Center Photo

About the Writing Center

We want you to leave your tutoring session knowing more about writing than you did when you came in. We do not simply want you to earn a better grade on a particular paper; our goal is for you to become a better writer.

The Writing Center provides assistance with writing assignments from all courses, not just English. All SMCC students are welcome to drop in for a 30-minute session with a peer or faculty tutor who will get you on course to revise your draft and improve your writing. We will discuss the ideas you are trying to get across, while paying attention to thesis clarity, logical organization of ideas, and different ways to structure sentences.

WISH Workshops

WISH (Workshops In Studying Here at SMCC) are half hour workshops on college success and study skills. This semester we're trying something new and holding face-to-face WISH workshops by appointment only.

They'll still take a half hour and they'll still cover the success skills you're hoping to learn - they just won't be happening as "drop-ins." If you would like to schedule a WISH consultation for yourself, or even a small study group, please see the Tutoring Front Desk or call 741-5535.

BlackBoard Logo and Link‚ÄčAnd don't forget: if you're pressed for time, you can also learn the WISH skills through online workshops in BlackBoard!