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WHAT THE WRITING CENTER WILL DO:

  • Assist students in understanding the assignment & professor’s expectations.
  • Help students in brainstorming, planning, and/or organizing ideas for a writing assignment.
  • Teach students how to construct a thesis statement, topic sentence, and/or determine the focus of the paper.
  • Assist students in developing supporting ideas and connecting those ideas to the main idea or thesis statement.
  • Teach students proper citation methods, whether MLA, APA, or Chicago formatting is required.
  • Encourage students’ ownership of the paper, the ideas contained in the paper, and development of the student’s ability to revise independently.

WHAT THE WRITING CENTER WILL NOT DO:
  • Consultants will not write the paper for the student.
  • Consultants will not proofread and/or edit the paper.
  • Consultants will not judge the paper, according to grade.
  • Consultants cannot guarantee a quick “fix” for student’s writing problem.


RESOURCES:

Documentation Style Sheets

SCC Writing Center Powerpoint


WORKSHOPS (by campus):

Central Park

Preston Ridge

Spring Creek 

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CAMPUS SITES AND HOURS

Spring Creek - Plano

Room: D-203  (972) 881-5843

Monday-Thursday:

8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday-Saturday:

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Walk-ins - Monday-Friday:

as consultants are available.

Central Park -  McKinney

Room: A104  (972) 548-6857

Maymester: Monday-Friday:

Noon to 5:00 p.m.

(closed May 25)

Summer: Monday-Thursday:

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Preston Ridge - Frisco

Room: LH-141  (972) 377-1576

Monday - Friday:

10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.