MCC Writing Lab
Open to all students, the Writing Center, offers one-to-one tutoring on any writing problem or project. Tutors provide advice, explain rules and principles, and guide you to resources--both in print and online--to help you improve your writing or to plan or write a paper. Tutors also show you how to edit your work, but they will not edit your work for you.
Students are assisted on a first-come, first-served basis. Wait times will vary depending on the number of students who are in the "queue" and the number of tutors available at a particular time.
Writing Center Staff reserve the right to cancel drop-in hours if a tutor is out sick, on jury duty, or has to help in the English department offices.
Writing Center tutors also staff the ENG 009 labs. Certain tutors may not be able to assist drop-in students during these hours because they are assigned to the 009 lab. Students should wait patiently for their name to be called by a drop-in, not ENG 009, tutor.
Tutors reserve the right to spend a maximum of twenty minutes with a student during busy drop-in periods.
The Writing Center provides scheduled tutorials for students in ENG 009 and for those in designated sections of ENG 010. However, all students, whether or not they are enrolled in an English class, may seek help during the Center's drop-in hours. No appointment is necessary.
For online help with any writing problem visit the websites listed below or check out Allwrite! The McGraw-Hill Online Writing Program, which you can access in the East Hall 103 computer lab.
Links to Some Online Writing Centers
The University of Victoria's English Department web-site offers