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Writing Center Services

Welcome to the Writing Center

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

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What we do: 

All currently enrolled KCKCC students have access to walk-in, face-to-face tutoring, small group tutoring, and asynchronous online tutoring. Students can receive assistance on any writing assignment at any level,for any course. Workshops, boot camps, and class visits happen routinely through out the semester. You can request a workshop here.

What does a Writing Center session look like?

Tutors help students generate ideas, develop and support thesis statements, assist with standard formatting styles, and integrate and document sources. The Writing Center can also assist with refining sentence structure and grammar. The Writing Center assists with:

  • 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 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 will receive feedback in the form of commentary, suggestions, advice and links to resources. Please include the following information when submitting a paper:

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We work with students on essays, speeches, and academic projects including lab reports, presentations, and using sources. 

Students can expect to:                                                            writing center concerns image

  • Build confidence in reading, writing and speaking skills 

  • Understand the writing process

  • Generate and organize ideas

  • Utilize research techniques

  • Integrate research into academic writing

  • Develop and strengthen an academic voice

Preparing for a session at the Writing Center is easy! Be ready to discuss your expectations, the assignment and bring a draft of your work. It’s okay if you just have ideas and nothing on paper. 

Please bring a copy of the assignment or project, any materials that may help guide the tutoring session . session, such as textbooks, notes and the assignment. Be prepared to discuss your expectations and any questions you have with the tutor.

* Students may request proof of attendance.

 

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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