The Writing Center - Central Campus
Get Ready for National Day of Writing!
On Wednesday, October 17th, the Writing Center will be a hub of activity during normal business hours (9 am to 7 pm) to celebrate National Day of Writing. We will have word games, such as Scrabble, Boggle, and Bananagrams, a "Graffiti Wall" filled with your writings, magnetic poetry, and much more, including snacks! There will also be activities in the Student Center from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Check it out!
The Best Kept Secret on Central Campus?
Imagine a place on campus where you can go to get free tutoring on your writing. Where friendly, experienced folks are ready to help you get started on that paper, teach you effective techniques of self-editing, explain the ins and outs of research formatting, and find the answers to such nagging questions as: who or whom? where do I stick that apostrophe? and, how can I stop those run-on sentences?
Too good be true? Not this time. Where does this hotbed of tutoring excellence take place? We are conveniently located in the Administration Building, in room 257, directly across from the Business Office.
No assignment too big or small. No writing project of any nature turned away. No judgment about your writing skills. We don't even make you make an appointment. We just want to help you become a better writer.
Please bring your assignment and whatever drafts you might have. We have computers you can use (but no printer), plenty of resource books and handouts, and even magnetic poetry to play with! Come on by.
The Writing Center is an instructional facility designed to provide writers in the San Jacinto College Central community with tutors to help their writing projects at any stage of the process, from planning to revising. Our primary purpose is to help all writers improve their thinking and writing skills.
Hours of Operation
Tutors work one-on-one with you for up to 30 minutes at a time, on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no charge for sessions. Please come at your convenience, whenever we are open.
Mon: 9 am - 7 pm
Tues: 9 am - 9 pm
Wed: 9 am - 9 pm
Thurs: 9 am - 7 pm
Fri & Sat
10 am -1 pm
San Jacinto College Central
Our tutors can help you:
understand the assignment
brainstorm a topic
focus your thesis
learn revision strategies
improve editing and proofreading skills
format research citations
develop your resume, cover letter or job application essay
What our tutors will do
Tutors will work one-on-one with you to enhance your success as an independent learner. To this end, tutors will teach you methods of generating ideas to get started and finding a focus for your writing project, developing and organizing your ideas, and finding and correcting your usual errors in grammar and mechanics. Tutors will also review research formatting rules (MLA, APA, etc.) with you to help you avoid plagiarism. Above all, tutors respect your authorship of your paper.
What our tutors will not do
Tutors will not write, edit, proofread, check, or correct students papers; accept dropped-off papers; grade or predict a grade for a paper; or discuss a paper written by another person. Tutors will not take responsibility for the quality of the final product you turn in for a grade.
To get the most out of your session
Bring your assignment sheet and any relevant texts
Bring your notes and drafts
Don't wait until the day your assignment is due to come in for help
Plan your time so you can come back more than once to work on the assignment
Want to be a peer tutor in the San Jac Central Writing Center?
If you have you completed ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 with a B or higher, you qualify for training!
Your next step is to sign up for ENGL 2389, Academic Cooperative in Composition. This 3 credit, elective course combines readings and classroom discussion with actual hands-on job training in the San Jac Central Writing Center!
Pass the class, and qualify for an interview for a paid peer tutor position in the Writing Center, for the following semester.
Initial pay is $9.00/hr. Additional, free CRLA training, completed at your convenience, will qualify you for raises, giving you a potential hourly salary of $11/hr!
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the Writing Center at C3.257!