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.
Western Campus Writing Center
FALL 2020 HOURS
Tuesday, Aug. 31 – Friday, Oct. 9
Monday - Friday: noon – 7 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 12 – Wednesday, Nov. 25 (closed Nov. 11 for Veterans’ Day)
Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. -7:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 30 – Thursday, Dec. 10
Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Please watch this informational video to learn about our 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 email@example.com. 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.)
Eastern Campus Writing Center
Although our physical space is closed during the pandemic, our team of writing consultants stand ready to assist you at any stage of the writing process. We offer support in organizational structure, idea development, analysis, source integration, source citation, style, voice, and grammar. We can even talk through the assignment requirements with you and provide feedback as you brainstorm an approach.
Fall 2020 Hours
Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 2 – 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Please watch this informational video about our services.
How to Contact Us
Send an e-mail during open hours to:
Be sure to include:
- a contact phone number,
- your S#,
- your instructor’s full name,
- a copy of your assignment sheet, and
- your draft (in Microsoft Word or Google doc format).
After receiving your e-mail, a Writing Center consultant will contact you to offer:
- written comments within your draft,
- an audio/video consultation (via Zoom or Web-Ex), OR
- a telephone conversation.
Our goal is to provide feedback within 24 hours of your initial request.
Please reach out to us. We’re here for you!
Metropolitan Campus Writing Center
FALL 2020 HOURS (Aug. 31 - Dec. 5)
For virtual writing consultation, please contact the consultant on staff directly using the links below:
Thomas Watson – Monday - 1-7pm- https://tri-c.webex.com/meet/s01091924
Cheryl D’Mello – Tuesday -10-4pm– https://tri-c.webex.com/meet/s00574763
Andrew Bonthius – Wednesday 1-7pm -– https://tri-c.webex.com/meet/s00621632
June Coughlan -Thursday 10-4pm-– https://tri-c.webex.com/meet/s00638948
Rodney Peppers– Saturday-10-4pm –– https://tri-c.webex.com/meet/s00969489
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.
Students, if you need help in reading and reading strategies, please contact Brenda Boshela, Metro Campus Reading Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 216-987-4571. You can make an appointment so we can arrange to meet you at an approved location.
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!