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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 8:00am 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 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                                   computer image
  • 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

 

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 writingcenter@kckcc.edu. 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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