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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:
  • Tutors will not write the paper for the student.
  • Tutors will not proofread and/or edit the paper.
  • Tutors will not judge the paper, according to grade.
  • Tutors cannot guarantee a quick “fix” for student’s writing problem.


RESOURCES:

Documentation Style Sheets

SCC Writing Center Powerpoint


SUMMER 2014 WORKSHOPS (BY CAMPUS):


Spring Creek

Preston Ridge

Central Park

 

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Spring Creek Campus, Plano

Room D-203: (972) 881-5843
Monday-Thursday: 8 to 8
Friday-Saturday: 8 to 5

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Monday-Friday: 12 to 5


Central Park Campus, McKinney

Room A-104: (972) 548-6857
Monday-Thursday: 10 to 6 


Preston Ridge Campus, Frisco

Room L-213: (972) 377-1576
Monday-Friday: 9 to 6