Writing – Learning Center

Fall Semester 2020: In Person and Online Tutoring Available

The Writing Center tutors are happy to help you with your assignments! The following is our revised Fall semester schedule:

November 23-25

The Writing Center will be closed for in-person tutoring, but we will be open for online tutoring:

  • Monday 9:00a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 9:00a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 9:00a.m.-5:00 p.m.

November 26-27 Thanksgiving Break

The Writing Center will be closed for both in-person and online tutoring.

November 30-December 4

The Writing Center tutors will resume our normal schedule for both in-person and online tutoring.

 

Fall Semester Hours

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
In Person9:00a.m.-5:00 p.m.9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Online9:00-11:00 a.m.
1:00-5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.9:00-11:00 a.m.
1:00-5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.9:00-1:00 p.m.

 

For in person tutoring

Go to the Learning Center room AT-308. Our Writing tutors are excited to be back on campus and eager to help you with your questions. Tutors are available on a drop-in basis. The Writing Center is a great place to work on your assignments, knowing that a tutor is near by when you have a question. You can also schedule an appointment for in person tutoring. Follow the instructions for scheduling an appointment below.

 

For online tutoring

Please see the options below. Online tutoring may be new to you but we encourage you to give it a try. The feedback we have received from students is that it is very helpful and convenient.

We can help you in three different ways:

1)  Request a one-on-one tutoring session

Tutoring sessions will be held online via Zoom. When requesting a tutoring session, please include the following information:

  • Course Name 
  • Instructor Name   
  • Assignment:  Tell us a little about what you are working on


You will receive an email confirming your appointment followed by an email from your tutor inviting you to a Zoom meeting at the scheduled time.
Please check your junk or clutter mailbox if you do not see a response in your Inbox.
Instructions on how to use Zoom

 

2) Submit your essay for feedback

Email your essay to:   LCWriting@rctc.edu

In your email, please include the following information:

Subject Line:  Essay Review

Star ID:   

Course Name:  example ‘960 – Introduction to College Writing’ or  ‘1135 – Bioethics’

Instructor Name:   

I’d like help with:   Select two or three items from the following categories:

  • Main Idea / Thesis Statement
  • Supporting Ideas
  • Organization of Paper
  • Resources:  MLA/APA
  • Grammar

Attachments:

  • Attach a copy of your essay.  Send the essay as a Word document.  Do not use Google Docs.
  • Attach a copy of the essay instructions / assignment


We will respond within one business day.  Please check your junk or clutter mail box if you do not see a response in your Inbox.

 

3)  Submit a question for an e-mail response

Email your question to: LCWriting@rctc.edu

In your email, please include the following information:

Subject Line:  General description.  For example, “MLA Formatting Question”

Star ID:   

Course Name:   example ‘960 – Introduction to College Writing’ or  ‘1117-Reading and Writing Critically’

Instructor Name:   

Question:  Attach a screenshot of your question, if possible, and include any additional information that may be helpful in answering the question.

We will respond within one business day.  Please check your junk or clutter mail box if you do not see a response in your Inbox.

 

 

 

Other Sites for Writing Help 

In addition to the services offered by our own RCTC Writing tutors, there are many other sites that provide videos, tools, and helpful information

Tutor.Com
RCTC has contracted with Tutor.Com to provide 24/7 online access to a tutor.  You may find this useful when you have a question outside of the Learning Center Writing tutoring hours (evenings or weekends).   You must access the tool through D2L.   On the D2L home page, scroll down in the right navigation panel to the section on tutoring services.   Click on Tutor.Com

Grammarly
https://https://www.grammarly.com//
Grammarly is a writing app that helps you with the grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice, and style mistakes in your writing. Grammarly has both a free and a paid version to help you with your editing needs. The free version will provide you with ample feedback to help with the grammar questions you may have with your writing assignments.

Online Writing Center at Purdue University
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/
This webpage lists dozens of grammar and mechanical issues and includes handouts with examples. Most handouts have an exercise at the end with an answer key.

Khan Academy Grammar
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar
Grammar is the collection of rules and conventions that makes languages go. This section is about Standard American English, but there’s something here for everyone.

 

 

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