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The Writing Center 

The Writing Center at Wallace Community College provides superior tutoring services for all students on both the Wallace and Sparks Campuses. The Center is neither a proofreading nor editing service, but rather a space in which writers are welcomed to receive feedback on their work.

Our Mission:

The Writing Center at Wallace Community College exists to enhance student success and engagement through the creation of an inclusive “all students, all writing” community of writers. These aims will be accomplished through providing a stable space for students to collaborate with trained peer and professional tutors to learn effective writing skills for class and lifetime use.

We Provide:

  • Quality tutoring in a one-on-one setting
  • A safe environment for students to collaborate with trained peer and professional tutors
  • Encouragement for students

We Don't Provide:

  • A guarantee of "A" papers
  • Editing services
  • A negative atmosphere

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    The Writing Center Hours of Operation (August 25 through December 4, 2014):

    Wallace Campus (CAS 133)
    Monday and Tuesday,  9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Sparks Campus (Building C):
    Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, 9:30 to 8:00 p.m.
    Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Walk-ins are welcome at both campuses, but we will meet with students who previously scheduled appointments first. Click on the following link to schedule an appointment:  WC Online: Scheduling a Writing Center Appointment.

     

    Director:

    Dr. Emily Cosgrove
    ecosgrove@wallace.edu
    (334) 556- 2226

    Coordinators:

    Ms. Liz Oates (Wallace Campus)
    writingcenterwallace@wallace.edu
    (334) 556-2237

    Ms. Sarah Newman (Sparks Campus)
    writingcentersparks@wallace.edu
    (334) 983-3251, ext. 4251

    Helpful Links and Videos:

    Links:
    The Purdue Owl: Citation and Writing Guide

    Grammar Girl: Grammar Girl: "Your friendly guide to the world of grammar, punctuation, usage, and fun developments in the English

    The Writer's Workshop (Ted Ed Videos): Free Online Grammar Usage Rules

    Videos:
    Tips for Starting the Writing Process

    Pre-writing Strategies

    Identifying and Correcting Comma Splices

    Creating an Outline

    Writing Paragraph Transitions

    Revising a Writing Assignment

    Identifying Independent & Dependent Clauses and Correcting Sentence Fragments

    Identifying and Correcting Run-on Sentences and Comma Splices

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Who can use the services of The Writing Center?
    Any student enrolled at Wallace Community College can use The Writing Center at no cost. Walk-ins are welcome at both campuses, but we will meet with students who previously scheduled appointments first.  Click on the following link to schedule an appointment: WCC Online: Scheduling a Writing Center Appointment.

    Can I drop off my paper and let you correct it?
    If you let us correct your paper, you won’t learn anything!  However, we would love to work with you in person about any writing of your choosing.

    Do I have to make an appointment?
    Scheduled appointments are honored first; walk-ins will be accepted if we have an opening. Click on the following link to schedule an appointment:  WCC Online: Scheduling a Writing Center Appointment.

    What should I bring when I come for help in The Writing Center?
    We can more fully help you with a particular writing assignment if you  bring a copy of your assignment's instructions to your appointment. If you've started writing, please also bring any pre-writing materials or draft copies with you. 

    Will my instructor know that I came to The Writing Center?
    That’s completely up to you. At the end of every appointment you will complete a Client Report Form with your tutor, who will ask if you would like a copy of that form sent to your instructor. The form can serve as verification of your visit if your instructor is providing extra credit points. 

    Can you guarantee that I will get a good grade on my assignment?
    No, we cannot guarantee grades. However, most students recognize that their grades eventually improve as they spend time working with a writing tutor.

    How can I become a tutor in The Writing Center?
    The Writing Center hires both part-time peer (current undergraduate student) and professional (bachelor's degree or higher education level) tutors. Please click on the following links to learn about peer tutor positions and professional tutor positions.

    How do I contact The Writing Center?

    Wallace Campus:
    You can visit us in the Center for Academic Success (CAS), Room 133, and you can email any questions that you might have to us at writingcenterwallace@wallace.edu.

    Sparks Campus:
    You can visit us in Building C (next to the Math Lab), and you can email any questions that you might have to us at writingcentersparks@wallace.edu.