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Welcome to the Writing Center

The Writing Center is located on the third floor of the C building, C-341.  The main telephone numbers are (626) 585-7089 (days) and (626) 585-7088 (evenings).  Check out the links to the right for more specific information.

The Writing Center is home to the English Writing Center Lab courses (English 900, 901, and 902).  These courses—corequisites for all students enrolled in English 1A, 100, and 400—help students develop their writing skills through individualized instruction with instructors and writing consultants, and through computer-assisted instruction.  The Center also provides one-on-one instruction on a walk-in* basis for students enrolled in English composition courses.

*Walk-in tutoring availability is not guaranteed.  Students enrolled in any given class hour will be served before walk-in students.  In hours of high demand, the Writing Center staff may limit walk-in tutoring availability.

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Class Assignments and Information

Links to the Web-based programs and Library Lessons are found under “Class Assignments.”Copies of your course Syllabus, Study Plan, and Assignment Sheet are found under “Class Information.”  Click on the links below.

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English 900 Class Assignments   English 900 Class Information

English 901 Class Assignments   English 901 Class Information

 English 902 Class Assignments   English 902 Class Information

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Try PCC's new online tutoring by clicking the Smarthinking logo below (available 24/7)    

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Are you preparing for an in-class essay?  Click the links below to view two videos that can help.

Preparing for Essay Exams (part 1)            Preparing for Essay Exams (part 2)        Blank Chart for Multiple Texts (as seen in the videos)

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Mission Statement and Student Learning Outcomes

The mission of the Writing Center is to help students succeed in their English composition courses, while developing their composition, grammar, and research skills.

Writing Center Student Learning Outcomes:

English 900 Learning Outcomes Acrobat Reader PDF document

English 901 Learning Outcomes Acrobat Reader PDF document

English 902 Learning Outcomes Acrobat Reader PDF document

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Walk-in tutoring

The Writing Center is not an open lab.

Only students enrolled in English 900, 901, or 902 may meet with a Writing Center tutor.

Hours of Operation for Walk-in Tutoring: Spring (January 13 - May 3)

Monday - Open - 8:00a.m. - 7:00p.m.

Tuesday - Open - 9:00a.m. - 7:30p.m.

Wednesday - Open - 8:00a.m. - 7:00p.m.

Thursday - Open - 9:00a.m. - 7:30p.m.

Friday - Open - 8:00a.m. - 3:30p.m.

Saturday - Open - 9:00a.m. - 11:30a.m.

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One-on-One Instruction

The key component of Writing Center Lab curriculum is one-on-one instruction.  Every hour that the Center is open, two English instructors and up to four writing consultants are on-hand to provide individualized instruction to students enrolled in Lab courses. 

*Walk-in tutoring availability is not guaranteed.  Students enrolled in any given class hour will be served before walk-in students.  In hours of high demand, the Writing Center staff may limit walk-in tutoring availability.

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Writing Center Student Behavior Policies

  • Student Conduct: PCC and the Writing Center seek to maintain a safe, orderly, constructive campus environment that fosters freedom to learn and respect for all members of the College community. In the event of any misconduct, our staff will follow the disciplinary procedures in PCC’s “Student Conduct Code” (see the link above this section for PCC’s “Student Conduct Code”).
  • Cell Phones: Since cell phones, text messagers, and other electronic devices, including iPods, are distracting to others and can interfere with equipment, please turn them off and keep them out of sight.
  • Food and Drink: Lab environments make eating and drinking a hazard (even bottled water can spill on electrical equipment). Please keep any food or drink in your bag, away from the computer workstations and off the floor.
  • Visitors: Unfortunately, the Writing Center cannot accommodate visitors or non-registered persons, including children.

Click here to view the PCC Student Conduct Code

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For additional information, consult your syllabus or ask Writing Center staff for assistance.

The Writing Center is located on the third floor of the C building, C-341.  The main telephone numbers are (626) 585-7089 (days) and (626) 585-7088 (evenings). 

Contact the Writing Center Coordinator, Prof. Lee, at (626) 585-7637 or click here to send him an e-mail .

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