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The Writing Center 

Hours of Operation (January 11 through May 5, 2016):

Wallace Campus (CAS 133)
Sparks Campus (Building C)

Monday and Tuesday,  9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Writing Center at Wallace Community College provides superior tutoring services and other writing-related support, including workshops, book clubs, and other activities, 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 brainstorm, discuss ideas, learn, and receive feedback on their work.

Walk-ins are welcome at both campuses, but we will meet with students who previously scheduled appointments first. Click HERE to schedule either an in-person or online appointment.

Schedules of Events and Activities

Click on the following links to download a list and calendar of all Writing Center activities (which count for ENG 101 Portfolio Credit) for the Spring 2016 semester! All events and activities are open to the entire campus.

Also, stay tuned on Writing Center happenings, as well as bonus ENG 101 Portfolio activities, through our Facebook page!


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


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
Grammar Bytes! Grammar Instruction with Attitude: Grammar Bytes
The Writer's Workshop (Ted Ed Videos): Free Online Grammar Usage Rules Videos

Videos:
Check out our YouTube page to see other helpful materials, including videos that our staff as created just for you!


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 HERE to schedule an appointment.

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 to us at Dr. Randie Sessler at rsessler@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 Ms. Sarah Newman at snewman@wallace.edu.

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.

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. 

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 and professional tutor positions. 

Coordinators

Wallace Campus:
Dr. Randie Sessler
(334) 556-2237

Sparks Campus:
Ms. Sarah Newman
(334) 983-3521 (ext. 4251)

Director

Dr. Emily Cosgrove
(334) 556- 2226