Writing Center

The TCTC Writing Center tutors make every effort to serve students enrolled at TCTC by offering the following services:

I. Tutoring at Three Locations

Pendleton Campus

The Writing Center at the Pendleton Campus is currently located in Oconee Hall, room 202. The center is open to all TCTC students, including those enrolled in online classes or classes that meet at other locations. Students can get help with writing assignments in any class, use the 16 computers for research and word processing, pick up handouts, get help with word processing issues, or study between classes.

Students may make appointments for tutoring at the main campus by coming to the Writing Center in room 202 in Oconee Hall, by calling 864-646-1367, or by emailing writingcenter@tctc.edu. Appointments are not required, but appointments take precedence over drop-ins. Hours for the Writing Center change each session. Summer 2012 hours are as follows:

Monday

 7:30 A.M.     to     2:00 P.M.

Tuesday

 7:30 A.M.     to     2:00 P.M.

Wednesday

 7:30 A.M.     to     2:00 P.M.

Thursday

 7:30 A.M.     to     2:00 P.M.

Friday

 7:30 A.M.     to     2:00 P.M.

 

 Anderson Campus

The Writing Center is located in room 208 at the Anderson Campus and is open to all students enrolled in TCTC courses, including those at other campuses. This center is open for summer as listed below:

  First 5-week session (May 14-June 14)

Tuesday

10:00 A.M.

to

11:00 A.M.

 

2:30    P.M.   

to

4:00  P.M.

 

 

 

 

Thursday

10:00 A.M.   

to

11:00 A.M.

 

2:30    P.M. 

to

4:00  P.M.

 


Second  5-week session (June 20-July 27)

Monday

12:30 P.M.

to

1:00 P.M.

Tuesday

1:00 P.M.

to

3:00 P.M.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

12:30 P.M.

to

1:00 P.M.

Thursday

1:00 P.M.

To

3:00 P.M.

 

 

 

 

 Students may drop in or schedule appointments for help with writing assignments at the Anderson Campus main office. Students should ask for the Writing Center appointment book. Students may also call the Anderson Campus at 864-260-6700 to schedule an appointment. Appointments take precedence over drop-ins, but students are encouraged to come by for tutoring when there are no appointments.

Easley Campus

The Writing Center is located in room 231 at the Easley Campus and is open to all students enrolled in TCTC courses, including those at other campuses. Students may drop in or schedule appointments for help with writing assignments at the Easley Campus main office. Students should ask for the Writing Center appointment book. Students may also call the Easley Campus at 864-220-8888 to schedule an appointment. Appointments take precedence over drop-ins, but students are encouraged to come by for tutoring when there are no appointments. 

         Monday

     5:00 P.M.     to    6:00 P. M.

         Tuesday

       12:00 P.M. to    1:00 P.M.

        Wednesday

      5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P. M.

      Thursday      12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M.

 

 

 

  

Tutoring at Other Locations

Students enrolled in TCTC classes at other locations, such as high schools and Hamilton Career Center, may meet with tutors at any of the above locations or may email papers to the Writing Center for online review.  Instructions for emailing papers to the Writing Center are in Roman number III below.

II. Writing Center Resources and Handouts

Although we have handouts available in the Writing Center in room 202 of Oconee Hall, we have many others listed under the "Learn" tab on eTC that students and faculty can access and print. Look for the following in the lower center of the screen:

Get learning support

Writing Center: Writing Center Resources & Handouts

In addition, we encourage students to access the library handouts, handouts prepared by the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University (OWL), and handouts available from the University of North Carolina (Google "Handouts" at unc.edu).

III.  Online Feeback  for Papers Written for Online Courses, Evening Courses, or Courses Located at Locations Other than the Pendleton Campus. Read the following instructions very carefully.

How to Submit a Paper Online for Feedback
Students enrolled in online courses, evening courses, or courses that meet at locations other than the Pendleton Campus may email papers to the Writing Center for feedback. A fall or spring Pendleton Campus evening course is defined by the Writing Center as a course that begins AFTER 5:30 P.M.  A summer evening course is defined as a course that begins AFTER 3:00 P.M. A face-to-face appointment with a Writing Center tutor at the Pendleton Campus, the Anderson Campus, or the Easley Campus is always best; however, if you meet the requirements outlined above and need to send your paper for online review, you must follow these directions and include the necessary information:

  • Email the paper as a Word document (.doc or .docx) to writingcenter@tctc.edu.
  • You must allow sufficient time for tutors to respond to the papers online: students should send papers to the Writing Center three to four days prior to the due date, not counting Fridays and weekends. We do NOT respond to papers Friday-Sunday.
  • Please send drats of your paper in the final stages of preparation with parentherical citations and lists of works cited or references if those are required.
  • Each paper may be submitted no more than twice for feedback online.

Furthermore, you MUST include the following information when you submit the paper online. Tutors will not respond to any paper that does not have ALL of the required information.

  • The instructor's name
  • The course and when and where it meets (ex. Econ. 203 online; History 210, 5:30 P.M. at Hamilton Career Center; or English 101, 8:00 A.M. at Wren High School; or English 101 at 5:00 P.M. in Oconee Hall 207)
  • Your mailing address (local, please)
  • Your major (Be specific; use UT for university transfer)
  • Whether you are a traditional or nontraditional student. Traditional students have recently graduated from high school or are taking dual credit classes while still enrolled in high school.
  • The type of assignment--comparison/contrast, summary, research, illustration, article, book report, lab report, literary analysis, persuasive paragraph, etc. Instructors want this information
  • When the paper is due
  • In addition, you must include the following statement in your email after reading the Student Writing Responsibilities listed below: "I understand and agree to the terms stated in the Student Writing Responsibilities."
  • NOTE:  If required information is missing, the paper will not be reviewed until the information has been received by the Writing Center tutor.

Student Writing Responsibilities

The individual client receiving Writing Center services fully understands that he/she is ultimately responsible for any and all finished academic products resulting from tutoring services. Furthermore, the student understands and agrees to the following terms:

  • I (the student) am ultimately responsible for any changes made on the finished academic product.
  • I have the option of accepting or rejecting any suggestions made by the Writing Center tutor(s).
  • I am ultimately responsible for the grade I receive on any individual project or assignment brought to the Writing Center.
  • The Writing Center tutor who assists me is not responsible for editing or proofreading any work that I submit.
  • The Writing Center tutor is not responsible for pointing out every error on my paper.

We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to helping you have a successful semester at Tri-County Technical College.

 

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