Writing Center Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
· Who can use the Writing Center?
It’s for any student enrolled at BCCC.
· How much do the services cost?
The Writing Center offers help free of charge.
· Where is the Writing Center?
The Writing Center is located in the Main Building, room 121.
· How do I make an appointment?
During Center hours, there is always a staff member available in Room 104; this is where you should come to check-in and make your appointment with a writing tutor.
· How can writing tutors help me?
o Writing tutors are here to help you get started on your project. We can improve your understanding of the assignment, or work with you to develop your paper's topic, thesis, and ideas.
o If you already have a draft of your paper, we can show you how to revise it, and we can even clarify some basic issues in writing such as grammar, mechanics, summarizing, and paraphrasing.
· Will writing tutors proofread my paper?
No. We are not an editing/proofreading service. We can talk about grammar and mechanics, and we can talk about ways to revise your paper to make its ideas clearer, but we don't proofread writers' papers for them. Instead, our tutors can help you identify patterns of error so you can improve your writing.
· How often can I come to the Writing Center?
As often as you want! In fact, national studies show that the students who are most successful come to tutoring often and regularly.
· When is the Center open?
We are open Monday – Thursday: 9am to 7pm, Friday: 9am to 6pm, and Saturday: 9am to 1:00 pm.
· What should I bring to my tutoring session?
You should bring the assignment, any outlines or drafts that you have completed, and any supporting materials such as textbooks or class notes.
· Who are the Writing Center tutors?
Tutors at the Writing Center are adjunct faculty and retired public school teachers with many years of experience dealing with writing.
· Do you tutor classes other than English?
Yes, we will help with any writing assignment for any credit class.