All campus writing centers are still doing online consultations despite COVID-19 building closures. See information below on individual writing centers for details.
The Tri-C Writing Centers provide a free service for students, faculty, staff and the community. We provide one-on-one consultation, information, and encouragement for writers in all disciplines, from the liberal arts to the physical sciences. The consultants in the Writing Center can help writers during any phase of the writing process, on any subject, from brainstorming to a final copy and anywhere in between. They assist in document preparation, citation style, research, and other technical aspects of the writing process. They also help with creative writing, personal writing, technical communication, and college entrance essays.
The Writing Center consultants do not proofread or provide drop off services. They provide suggestions for improving the writing and for developing a more effective writing process. They are happy to diagnose and discuss grammatical, stylistic, and/or mechanical problems, offer suggestions for improving writing style, and so on. By contrast, second-party proofreading does little to further a writer’s understanding of grammar and mechanics. By diagnosing the problem, the consultants in the Writing Center encourage writers to become stronger self-editors.
Eastern Campus Writing Center
No appointments are necessary. However, to keep consultation time focused and productive, each session generally will be limited to a half hour.
SUMMER 2020 HOURS
June 1 - August 1, 2020
Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
From March 23, 2020 through May 8, 2020, the Writing Center at Eastern Campus will serve students through email with the goal of returning comments within 24 hours. Like tutoring, we cannot help with any tests, quizzes or final exams. As always, consultants will assist students with various writing needs including (but not limited to) document organization, drafting/revision, or essay completion. Please note that our primary focus is assisting Tri-C students. Students should submit work in an editable format (ex. Word, Google Docs, or PDF) with specific instructions to guide our consultants via email to EastCampusWriting@tri-c.edu.
Location: Student Services Building, Room ESS-1115A (in the Learning Center Complex)
Grammar Hotline: 216-987-2050
Metropolitan Campus Writing Center
For virtual writing consultation, please e-mail email@example.com. Our hours and consultant schedule are the same as they were before the building closures. We are happy to help you via either WebEx or e-mail.
SUMMER 2020 HOURS
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sat 10 a.m. - 3p.m.
Wed 2 - 7 p.m.
Location: Fourth Floor of the Student Services Building
Metropolitan Campus Reading Center
In support of the Tri-C mission, this free service helps Tri-C students and community members become more accomplished college-level readers.
SPRING 2020 HOURS
Open 10:30 - 1:30 on the following dates:
January 24, 31
February 6, 21, 25
March 4, 16, 27
April 3, 7, 14, 22
Location: Fourth Floor of the Student Services building, room 412
Western Campus Writing Center
SUMMER 2020 HOURS
May 26 - June 31; Closed July 3
Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Please watch this informational video to learn about our summer services.
Our physical space is currently closed, but all of our consultants are still working and happy to help you with rough drafts, polished drafts, or discussion/brainstorming.
For feedback on your work or a one-on-one discussion, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your S number. A consultant will reply back, generally within a few minutes during open hours. We offer three options for consultation:
- E-mail: a consultant will look over your work and reply with feedback.
- Phone: a consultant will look over your essay and call you back to discuss it. We can also just help you brainstorm over the phone. You will need to let us know your phone number—the Writing Center’s phone doesn’t work since the room is closed.
- WebEx: a consultant will reply back with a web address to discuss your work with you over audio / video chat.
You should include a description of the assignment, course number, instructor name, and any questions or concerns you have. You should also tell us whether you'd like your instructor informed of your use of the Writing Center.
Please take advantage of our services. We’re happy to help you.
Location: G-218 (second floor of the Galleria off of Westwood Cafe.)
Westshore Campus English Tutoring
Location: Learning Café, Corporate College West (CCW)
Website: Visit westshoretutoring.wordpress.com for detailed tutor schedules, contact info, study resources, and more!