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The Writing Center

Writing Center consultants will assist students in learning how to:

  • Understand the assignment and professor’s expectations.
  • Brainstorm, plan, and/or organize ideas for a writing assignment.
  • Construct a thesis statement, topic sentence, or determine the focus of the paper.
  • Develop and connect supporting ideas to the main idea or thesis statement.
  • Apply proper citation methods for MLA, APA, or Chicago.
  • Take ownership of the paper and the ideas contained in the paper.
  • Develop the ability to revise independently.

Writing Center consultants will not write papers for students, proofread or edit papers, judge papers according to grade, or guarantee a quick “fix” for students' writing problems.

Should students need to cancel a scheduled appointment, in order to avoid penalties, they must cancel online at for OWL or Spring Creek In-house appointments, for Preston Ridge In-house appointments, and for Central Park. Students may visit any Collin College Writing Center in person at least one hour prior to an appointment to cancel.

FREE WORKSHOPS (by campus):

Central Park

Spring Creek

Preston Ridge




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(by campus):

Preston Ridge

Spring Creek




Spring Creek - Plano

Room: D-203  (972) 881-5843

Online or In-House Appointments

Fall Hours:

  8:00 8:00 p.m.
  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Walk-ins - Monday-Friday:
  as consultants are available.

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Central Park -  McKinney

Room: A104  (972) 548-6857

In-House Appointments

Fall Hours:

  9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  9:00 a. to 5:00 p.m.
  9:00 1:00 p.m.
* beginning Sept. 10

web page: CPC Writing Center

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Preston Ridge - Frisco

Room: LH-141  (972) 377-1576

In-House Appointments

Fall Hours:

Monday - Thursday:
  9:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday:
  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(Saturday hours begin
 September 3)

Questions Lab:
Monday - Friday:
  1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

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