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Writing Center Services


What we do: 

  • Individualized Tutoring Sessions on a walk-in basis
  • Idea Generation                                                                      hierarchy graphic 
  • APA and MLA Formatting 
  • Sentence Level Issues 
  • Understanding Research and Avoiding Plagiarism

How we work:

 Students are encouraged to drop in any time the Learning Commons is open for walk-in tutoring and writing consultations. If you feel you would benefit from one-on-one tutoring please see the "requesting a tutor" tab on this page. Online tutoring and writing consultations are also available.

Where we are:

The KCKCC Writing Center, located on the first floor on the Learning Commons,  is open for tutoring Monday – Thursday from 8:00am to 8:00pm, Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00pm and Saturday 9:00am -2:00pm.

   Online Consultations are a valuable alternative for online or distance learners and for students who prefer or require flexible access to tutoring.

To submit a paper online, send an email to Please allow two business days for response.


Students should expect to find commentary, suggestions, advice and links to outside resources. Please include the following information:

  • A copy of the paper or project                                   computer image
  • Course name
  • Instructor’s name
  • A brief description of the writing assignment
  • A short explanation of the writers’ needs


Writing Center at KCKCC

At the Writing Center, we offer practical guidance in navigating the process of communication through writing, speaking, and reading.

Face-to-face tutoring sessions and small-group study sessions are available by walk-in or appointment. We work with students on essays, speeches, and academic projects including lab reports, presentations, and using sources. We support progress at any level from development through revision.

  • Idea/thesis development

  • Outlines, concept maps, brainstorming, & other pre-writing

  • Review drafts for organization and clarity

  • Aid in the writing and construction of discussion board responses

  • Grammar guides and handouts

  • Tutoring for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

  • Spanish and French study & tutoring

  • Reading comprehension/close reading skills

  • Study skills, speaking skills, speech writing, & practice

  • Resumes/CVs, Application letters


Online Writing Consultations:

Faculty requesting their students to use online writing consultation should send a copy of the assignment and any requests relating to the assignment to Faculty can expect students to receive targeted feedback concerning the goals of the assignment.

The Writing Center routinely offers workshops for students.

Workshop topics include:

pen and paper graphic
  • Using sources responsibly
  • APA and MLA formatting
  • Guided peer response
  • Conversation for ESOL students
  • Developing thesis
  • Understanding argumentation
  • Effective speaking
  • Resumes, cover letters, and interview skills

Workshop details appear on the Learning Commons calendar, which can be accessed here. Faculty can request a discipline-specific workshop by emailing Carrie Dimino.

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