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The Writing Center

The Writing Center

SSTC Writing Center

The writing center is a function of the SSTC that provides support for ANY assignment that has a written component.  This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Paragraphs
  • Essays
  • Research Papers
  • Speeches
  • Presentations
  • Lab Reports
  • Business Letters
  • Annotated Bibliographies

Common Myths about the Writing Center:

  • Myth: Writing Center Support is only available for English classes
    Truth: Writing Center Support is available for any written assignment regardless of what class it is for
  • Myth: The Writing Center will edit your assignments for you
    Truth: The Writing Center will provide feedback so you can learn and edit your own assignment
  • Myth: The Writing Center can only provide help for MLA Citations
    Truth: The Writing Center can help you regardless of the citation style required by your class and formatting manuals are available for student use

What services do Writing Center Tutors offer?

  • Providing direct feedback/guidance on completed or partially completed written assignments
  • Help students to develop writing skills through practice exercises and one-to-one support
  • Support with Citations and Writing Style requirements such as MLA, APA, & Chicago/Turabian Style
  • General English support such as Grammar, Sentence Skills, & Critical Thinking in paper writing
  • Help with developing ideas and outlines for papers that have not been started yet

How do I access writing center support?

Writing Center support is available for all classes. To receive support, simply use Penji to book an appointment with a Writing Center tutor. In Penji, search for “Writing Center” when adding a class. Appointments can be completed in-person, or by Microsoft Teams video sessions. Make sure to bring a copy of your assignment, as well as the instructions provided by your professor.

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Here's what people are saying about the Writing Center:

“[SSTC Tutor] was very helpful in letting me explain why I felt my wording was either good or bad. They also helped me figure out better ways to word my work.” - March 2024
“[SSTC Tutor] is always my favorite to go to for English help. We have such a good time together.” - Feb. 2024 

“[SSTC Tutor] took their time breaking down my essay rough draft. They corrected me when there were mistakes and helped me understand why.” Feb. 2024