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Writing Center Services

Welcome

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 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am -2:00 pm.


   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 writingcenter@kckcc.edu. 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
  • Course name
  • Instructor’s name
  • A brief description of the writing assignment
  • A short explanation of the writers’ needs

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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

Preparing for a session at the Writing Center is easy! Come prepared to discuss the assignment and bring a draft of your work. It’s okay if you just have ideas and nothing on paper. What does a tutoring session look like? Check out this link: (insert video)

Supplies to Bring to a Writing Center Session

  • Pencils/pens and erasers
  • Assignment/project expectations
  • Course notes
  • Textbook

 

The KCKCC Writing Center welcomes and appreciates faculty support & collaboration.

Learning Services employs faculty, peer, and professional tutors. Tutors complete rigorous training; participate in professional development and enjoy working with students’ writing.  Tutors approach sessions as opportunities for practical guidance and engagement. Students are encouraged to develop their own ideas and solutions.

Our tutors work with student writing in any discipline, with progress at any level from brainstorming through revision.  

Frequently, tutors work with students on thesis development, idea generation, common errors, formatting and organization.

Faculty members can request:

  • Class visits or a tour of the Writing Center
  • Tutor facilitated peer response & small group study
  • Course-specific workshops
  • Assistance with using sources and avoiding plagiarism

The Writing Center routinely offers workshops for students.

Workshop topics include:

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  • 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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