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Motivated to succeed on a paper or research project? Whether you’re feeling completely lost or just stuck on how to best organize your thoughts, the Writing Center provides free assistance to students from all disciplines with one-on-one tutoring on a walk-in basis. English faculty will walk you carefully through the mechanics of writing, provide training in grammar, punctuation and usage, offer feedback on your work, and help you understand errors on graded papers.
At the Writing Center, we want you to get a higher grade on the assignment you've brought to us, but more importantly we want you to improve your writing and learn the concepts that will enable you to get higher grades on all your subsequent assignments. The Writing Center is a beneficial resource for every student. Learn more below.
The Writing Center is happy to assist with Transfer Essays and other Personal Statements for admissions, scholarships, awards and contests. Members of the public, as well as students enrolled at AACC, are welcome to use our services. Begin the process of writing an effective transfer essay or personal statement by watching this instructional video.
Our Transfer Essay and Personal Statement expert is Maria Palumbo, Ph.D. Students wishing to work with her should enter her name in the "Notes" field of the waitlist sign-in when they arrive at the Writing Center. Note that all Writing Center tutors are able to assist with Transfer Essays and Personal Statements.
As often as you wish but at least one full day before an assignment is due (so that you have time to make the suggested revisions).
Know the items and information you will need in order to have a successful visit.
The AACC Writing Center is proud to offer tutorials on key Composition topics: Prewriting and Outlining, Introductions and Conclusions, Thesis Statements and Topic Sentences, and Transitions. These tutorials can be accessed through the Virtual Writing Center.
For additional help related to the AACC Writing Center (virtual or otherwise), see our Frequently Asked Questions.
The Grammar Bytes site offers interactive exercises, handouts, videos and tips.
We strive to provide our students with welcoming environments that offer opportunities for you to improve your writing skills, ask questions and raise your grade on future writing assignments.
AACC's Writing Centers will: