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Information about the Writing Center on campus!

Posted on: October 31st, 2013 by Emilie Nimmo No Comments

MCTC Writing Center Location: T 4300 (inside the Learning Center)
Phone: (612) 659 6140
Open hours: Mon –Thurs 9 am – 6 pm; Fri 9 am – 4 pm

Student Guide to the Writing Center

The MCTC Writing Center offers free, individualized tutoring for all MCTC students. Our tutors are current MCTC students who have been academically successful in the same courses you’re taking and are eager to work with you!

Our tutors can help you:

understand your writing assignment.

brainstorm and develop your ideas.

improve your main point, organization, clarity, and grammar.

see your work from a reader’s perspective.

learn techniques to proofread and edit your work.

learn research techniques and how to cite sources in MLA or APA format.

How to make the most out of your tutoring session:

1) Bring your assignment sheet.

Also, bring any other documents related to the assignment (sample essays, outlines, etc). Your tutor needs to understand your teacher’s expectations for the writing assignment, and if you have some confusion, your tutor can help.

2) Bring a printed copy of your most recent draft.

A printed copy is usually easier to work on, but we can also work with you on computers. If you haven’t started writing and you need help getting started, it’s okay to come to the session without a draft.

3) Come in early and regularly.

It’s best to begin tutoring soon after you receive the assignment and make regular visits throughout your writing process. Avoid waiting till the day before the due date!

4) Work regularly with the same tutor.

Once you establish a good working relationship with a tutor, it’s often beneficial to keep working with that one tutor so you can build on the progress you’ve made.

5) Tutors can help you with basic editing.

But tutors will not simply proofread and correct your draft without you being involved. You must be actively learning and participating in the editing process.

6) It’s best to make appointments, but walk-ins welcome.

Making an appointment gives you a certain start-time and a full 30 or 60 minute session. Walk-in sessions last for 20 minutes, and during peak hours, may require waiting for the next available tutor. Here are details about both ways of meeting with a tutor:

1. Appointment

Visit the Learning Center website ( and click “Schedule an Appointment.” Need help? Come to the front desk in T 4300, or call 659-6140.

2. Walk-in

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Stop by the Writing Center (turn right through doorway in middle of main Learning Center room). At the sign-in computer, enter your name, student ID #, and course. Take a seat and wait for an available tutor (first come, first served).

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