All face-to-face Writing Center tutoring takes place on a walk-in basis. No appointment necessary! Our Zoom on Demand service offers drop-in online sessions.
If you prefer to schedule an online appointment, you can do so through the Virtual Writing Center in Canvas. Learn how to schedule your appointment.
It is your paper. Research shows that students who make their own corrections are more likely to remember what they have learned than students who have others mark up their papers for them. 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 learn the concepts that will enable you to get higher grades on all your subsequent assignments.
All tutoring is provided free of charge (you are already paying for it with your tuition and fees, so you might as well come in and get your money's worth!).
Instructors receive an electronic feedback form sent directly to their email account.
You will need to be able to provide your 7-digit AACC Student ID, your instructor's name and your course number.
Not at all. You are encouraged to bring multiple drafts of an assignment to the Writing Center.
We are happy to help with personal statements or other non-class-related writing at our in-person location or through Zoom on Demand. Virtual Writing Center sessions are reserved for current students seeking assistance with AACC coursework.
Members of the public are welcome to use our in-person or Zoom on Demand services. Our Virtual Writing Center sessions are reserved for current students seeking assistance with AACC coursework.
Most sessions last approximately 30 minutes. If there is no waiting list, tutors can extend sessions at their discretion.
You can use the computers and printers in the Technology Learning Center at Arnold. Computers in the Writing Center are exclusively for use by tutors.
It is nearly impossible to help someone improve his or her writing without knowing what that individual is trying to accomplish.
Proofreading is going through one's draft to find typos and errors in punctuation, grammar, mechanics and usage. The assumption is that the writer knows how to avoid these errors. Proofreading is a student's responsibility, but tutors can teach students proofreading strategies they can employ on their own.
Just ask! Tutors will be glad to help you locate errors in grammar, mechanics and style, and then teach you how to correct these errors.
From any Canvas course, click on "Enroll in Virtual Writing Center" on the main navigation bar. "Virtual Writing Center" will appear in your course list. Follow the prompts to complete the Orientation Module and Readiness Survey and schedule an appointment.
Enroll in the Virtual Writing Center. Once you've enrolled, click Assignments and then select Essay Drafts. From there you'll be able to upload your draft.
Both services are staffed by AACC faculty and offer the same high-level assistance with papers in any course. Zoom on Demand offers online drop-in sessions, while Virtual Writing Center allows you to schedule an appointment (at least 24 hours in advance).
No. All of our online assistance is on Zoom because we want to have a conversation with you about your writing and make sure that our suggestions make sense.
Once you have completed the Orientation Module and earned 100 percent on the Readiness Survey, you always will have access to the scheduling application. To schedule an appointment, just click on Modules and choose "Schedule an Appointment with a Writing Tutor or Research Librarian." You will continue to have access to the Orientation Module for reference.
Review the Orientation Module and take it again! All of the answers are in the Orientation Module and students are permitted to make multiple attempts.
If you did not type your email correctly when you booked your appointment, you will not receive a confirmation email or have access to the cancellation link should you need to cancel. Email Jessica Rabin, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about your appointment. And be sure to type your email address carefully!
We're glad to provide you with as much help as you need. It is fine to schedule multiple appointments at the same time, but be sure that you've given yourself time to make revisions after each session. Be careful – students who schedule multiple appointments are more likely to forget about an appointment, resulting in an attendance warning and potentially loss of access to the Virtual Writing Center. Because students are expected to revise their work in accordance with the assistance they receive each session, scheduling two Writing Tutor appointments back-to-back or on the same day is not permitted. (It is fine to schedule a Writing Tutor and a Research Librarian appointment on the same day.)
When you book your appointment, you will receive a confirmation email which includes a cancellation link. Click on the link to cancel. Keep in mind cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
At least 12 hours before your session time, you will receive an email from your tutor with the Zoom link for your session. This message will come to the email address you provided at booking.
Check the email account that you entered when you booked the appointment. If you are not in the tutoring environment when your session is scheduled to begin, your tutor will send an email to the address you provided and will guide you through any difficulties you are experiencing.