GCC Main Writing Center
We are located in HT2 at the West Information Desk  [view map]
Open 8:00 - 5:00 Monday through Friday, closed during the summer

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North Writing Center

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Electronic Writing Center

Help with Writing
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Using Commas
Transitional Devices
Writing Conclusions

How to Take Notes
Words Used in Essay Exams


The Writing Center offers students free 30-minute appointments with a faculty member to  discuss their writing. Most students bring in assignments that they're currently working on, although they can also ask about prewriting, writing resumes, taking essay tests effectively, general study skills, etc.  Any writing in any class -- lab reports, research papers, business writing, and so on -- is fair game. 

How to Make an Appointment

  • Sign the Writing Center Appointment Book at the West Information Desk in HT2. 

  • Phone reservations will not be accepted.  

  • Walk-in appointments are accepted if no other student has already signed up for the time.

Appointments are for one 30-minute session (and, normally, only one per week, although we can sometimes make one-time exceptions to that).   Fill out the Appointment Slip and take it with you to remind you of  your session.   The Writing Center phone number is on the  slips, in case you need to cancel an appointment.  Students who make appointments and don't keep them (and don't cancel them, either by erasing their names from the appointment book or calling the WC) won't be allowed to make another appointment for at least two weeks.  This seems harsh, but otherwise we get a high number of no-shows.   That means other students who could have used the time miss out.

When You Come to Your Appointment:

  • Please bring a legible copy of any work you have done.
  • Bring the instructor's handout/requirements for the particular assignment.

Note that the Writing Center is set up to help students who are currently working on a single assignment.  Students who need ongoing help with general English or writing skills should use the tutoring services offered by the Center for Learning instead.

Electronic Writing Center

Students who can't make an appointment can submit their essays electronically.   A faculty member will spend 30 minutes critiquing it, and then email the advice to them, usually within 48 hours.  Click to access the Electronic Writing Center.  For more information, contact Phil Mateer, Electronic Writing Center Director.

For More Information

Contact Phillip Roderick, Writing Center Director at phillip.roderick@gcmail.maricopa.edu or 623 (84)5-4923

Page maintained by: Marla DeSoto  Revised 8/13/2012
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