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Fall and Spring Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-Noon 

Summer Hours

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - closed
Appointments may be scheduled with the Learning Specialists between 8:00 am and 7:00 pm, by calling (816)-604-4292

The SSC Writing Center is a place for you to find help in writing your assigned papers across the curriculum, such as essays and research papers, even preparation for speech class. Learning Specialists and tutors will also assist you with the process for writing business letters and college applications. We believe that learning is social. Therefore, we at the SSC provide a comfortable environment where you will find support for the writing process.

 

We encourage you to make appointments in the Writing Center. Call 816.604.4292.

In the Writing Center we will...

  • Help you understand the demands of your assignment
  • Encourage you to generate ideas
  • Assist the development of your thesis statement/main idea
  • Provide strategies for the organization of your assignment
  • Assist you in learning to identify needs for revision structurally, as well as with grammar and mechanical problems
  • Share resources to support your writing process
  • Offer an environment that is supportive and collaborative
  • Support you with basic word processing

 

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR VISIT TO THE WRITING CENTER

PLAN AHEAD

  • Don’t wait until the day your paper is due to visit the Writing Center.
  • Take time to process the feedback you receive.
  • Try to see a tutor a minimum of three to four times per assignment. 

THINK POSITIVELY
  • People don’t visit the writing center because they are bad writers. They come because they are writers, and they know that all writers need someone to read their work and offer comments.

KNOW YOUR ASSIGNMENT
  • There is no substitute for asking questions and getting the assignment clarified by your instructor.
  • It’s a good idea to bring any written instructions from your instructor.
  • Keep track of your syllabus, as it contains a wealth of information about your course assignments.
  • The writing conference belongs to you. The writing tutors are here to help you.
  • It helps us all when you are active in the process.
  • Ask questions and request clarification about things you don't understand or have a concern about.
  • We may not be able to address all your writing concerns before your paper is due.
  • We are not a substitute for attending class, reading the textbook, or doing research.
  • We are here to assist you; however, we are not miracle workers.
  • Tutors are available to help with any stage of the writing process from brainstorming to final revisions.
  • Tutors WILL NOT proofread or edit papers. They do not make any changes on a paper.
  • Tutors can help students identify grammatical problems. 

ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE
  • The writing conference belongs to you. The writing tutors are here to help you.
  • It helps us all when you are active in the process.
  • Ask questions and request clarification about things you don't understand or have a concern about.
  • We may not be able to address all your writing concerns before your paper is due.
  • We are not a substitute for attending class, reading the textbook, or doing research.
  • We are here to assist you; however, we are not miracle workers.
  • Tutors are available to help with any stage of the writing process from brainstorming to final revisions.
  • Tutors WILL NOT proofread or edit papers. They do not make any changes on a paper.
  • Tutors can help students identify grammatical problems. 
 
BE REALISTIC
  • We may not be able to address all your writing concerns before your paper is due.
  • We are not a substitute for attending class, reading the textbook, or doing research.
  • We are here to assist you; however, we are not miracle workers.
  • Tutors are available to help with any stage of the writing process from brainstorming to final revisions.
  • Tutors WILL NOT proofread or edit papers. They do not make any changes on a paper.
  • Tutors can help students identify grammatical problems. 
 
WE DON’T PROOFREAD
  • Tutors are available to help with any stage of the writing process from brainstorming to final revisions.
  • Tutors WILL NOT proofread or edit papers. They do not make any changes on a paper.
  • Tutors can help students identify grammatical problems. 
 

HELPFUL LINKS FOR WRITING 

How To Study

…it's not just reading the textbook? See definitions and what the studying process is from going to class to getting an A on the test.  Here's where all the stuff is, both study skills and how to study sections. How to write has been added to the how to study section under each discipline area. Be sure to read what other college students are saying. Just click on the book next to the handout.  See: http://howtostudy.org 

Since 1996 the Study Guides and Strategies web site has been researched, authored, maintained and supported by Joe Landsberger as an international, learner-centric, educational public service. Permission is granted to freely copy, adapt, and distribute individual Study Guides in print format in non-commercial educational settings that benefit learners. Please be aware that the Guides welcome, and are under, continuous review and revision. For that reason, reproduction of all content on the Internet can only be with permission through a licensed agreement. No request to link to the Web site is necessary.  http://www.studygs.net/index.htm

 

Purdue OWL

Welcome to the  Purdue OWL  at owl.english.purdue.edu .

We offer over 200 free resources including:

  • Writing and Teaching Writing
  • Research
  • Grammar and Mechanics
  • Style Guides
  • ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • Job Search and Professional Writing 


All services provided free of charge to students currently enrolled in MCC courses.

 

 

Last Modified: 10/26/15