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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Closure - Service Updates

2/16/2021:  All Writing Center services are being provided electronically for the Spring 2021 semester.
For more information, please contact: tutoring@smccme.edu

For additional information from the college, please visit the COVID-19 information page, located at https://www.smccme.edu/about/coronavirus-covid-19/

Spring 2021 Writing Support Schedules

Fall WC Tutor Pictures

Drop-In Writing Support

Drop in to receive writing assistance, ask a quick question, or study with friends. Click on one of the times below. You will be placed in a waiting room in Zoom, and the host tutor will admit you. Drop-in sessions are limited to 30 minutes. 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9-12 9-12 9-3 9-3 -- -- --

 

Appointment-Based Support & Live-Session in Zoom

Click one of the times below to make a 45-minute appointment with a writing tutor. Your tutor will meet you in Zoom to review  your document in real time. Instructions will be included in your confirmation email after you book an appointment. Students who miss two appointments with no contact will lose the ability to make scheduled appointments, but are welcome to use Drop-in tutoring anytime.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9-12 9-12 -- 9-12 9-12 9-12 --
-- 12-3 12-3 12-3 -- 12-3 --
3-6 -- 3-6 3-6 -- 3-6 3-6
6-9 6-9 6-9 -- -- -- --

 

Appointment-Based, Essay Submission, No Live Zoom

Select a time below to submit an essay to be reviewed by a tutor. The start time of the appointment is your deadline to share the document with your tutor. The tutor will comment on and provide feedback within 24 hours. There is no live Zoom session for this type of assistance. Further directions will be included in your appointment confirmation email. Use your SMCC email address only. Students who miss two appointments with no contact will lose the ability to make scheduled appointments, but are welcome to use Drop-in tutoring anytime.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
-- -- 9-12 -- -- -- 9-12
12-3 -- -- -- -- 12-3 --
-- 3-6 -- 3-6 -- -- --
6-8 6-8 6-8 6-8 -- -- --

 

After Hours Support

Need help when SMCC Writing Center tutors are not available? Click here to connect with Smarthinking online tutoring.

How to be prepared to visit 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
  • An electronic copy of your document
  • 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.