GCCN Writing Center
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View information about the
GCC Main Writing Center

Access the
Electronic Writing Center

Help with Writing
Editing Resources from Catalyst
Purdue OWL Handouts
Using Commas
Transitional Devices
Writing Conclusions
How to Take Notes
Words Used in Essay Exams


Open by appointment 8:00 - 7:00 Mon. through Thurs.  Closed during  Summer.

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 located under the Writing Center sign in the D Building Tutoring Center. 

  • Phone reservations  cannot 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.  Fill out the Appointment Slip and take it with you to remind you of  your session.

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 need to seek long-term tutoring services.

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 Marla DeSoto, GCCN Writing Center Director.

Page maintained by: Marla DeSoto  Revised 4/5/2009
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