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 Writing Center

​Writing Center tutors
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​​​All Chandler-Gilbert campuses are currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.  In-person tutoring has been suspended at this time.  To help provide support for CGCC courses, access to online tutoring services through Brainfuse, a free on-demand tutoring service, has been extended to all students (previously only available for online and hybrid courses).  Please note that you may only use Brainfuse for assistance with Chandler-Gilbert courses in which you are currently enrolled.  

 

A new option called Brainfuse Tutor Match has been added to allow you to work remotely with CGCC tutors from each of the”drop-in” Math, Science and Writing Centers.  (Please note: not all tutors will be available at all times; Tutor Match will show which tutors are available once you have chosen a subject.  You can then select a session time from the list of available tutors.)  Students also have access to the Live Help option (through Brainfuse staff) for times that CGCC tutors are not available for pre-scheduled sessions. As much as possible, it is highly recommended that you utilize CGCC tutors via Brainfuse Tutor Match because they are more familiar with CGCC coursework, instructor expectations, and assignments.

 

Click here to visit the Online Tutoring webpage for more information and access to Brainfuse.

Mission Statement

The CGCC Writing Center promotes the college's mission of serving our students by providing quality academic support to nurture life-long learning. We strive to create a welcoming environment in which we help students become better writers. Through a student-centered approach, we encourage an understanding of and critical reflection about writing and demystify the writing process to foster independence. Writing tutors work with students at all levels and abilities and in all disciplines to help them develop effective strategies for any writing situation.

Tutors help students develop strategies to achieve their goals as writers by counseling them to make informed choices. We do not write or edit papers for students. Instead, tutors give individualized attention to students at all stages of the writing process. We listen, dialogue, read carefully, and ask questions. We provide guided practice to build confidence and enhance critical thinking about writing. Ultimately, we aim to help students become successful, independent writers.​

​All Chandler-Gilbert campuses are currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.  In-person tutoring has been suspended at this time.  To help provide support for CGCC courses, access to online tutoring services through Brainfuse, a free on-demand tutoring service, has been extended to all students (previously only available for online and hybrid courses).  Please note that you may only use Brainfuse for assistance with Chandler-Gilbert courses in which you are currently enrolled.  

 

A new option called Brainfuse Tutor Match has been added to allow you to work remotely with CGCC tutors from each of the”drop-in” Math, Science and Writing Centers.  (Please note: not all tutors will be available at all times; Tutor Match will show which tutors are available once you have chosen a subject.  You can then select a session time from the list of available tutors.)  Students also have access to the Live Help option (through Brainfuse staff) for times that CGCC tutors are not available for pre-scheduled sessions. As much as possible, it is highly recommended that you utilize CGCC tutors via Brainfuse Tutor Match because they are more familiar with CGCC coursework, instructor expectations, and assignments.

 

Click here to visit the Online Tutoring webpage for more information and access to Brainfuse.

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*For more information, call 480-732-7231, e-mail tutoring@cgc.edu, or stop by LIB239R.

​Writing Center Workshops - Spring 2020

Master any writing task with our helpful workshop series!

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APA Workshop Series
The APA Workshop Series consists of three videos. View these videos to learn more about APA formatting and download resources and activities to help you practice what you’ve learned. If your instructor is providing credit for completing these online workshops, bring the completed APA Workshop Packet to the Writing Center (LIB230) to have a tutor discuss your work with you and provide a stamp of completion. You will need to watch all three videos and complete the three activities (Step-by-Step APA Formatting, APA In-Text Citations, and APA References), to receive full credit for the APA Workshop.

* APA Online Workshop Packet (PDF)

* APA Online Workshop Answer Key (PDF)


Step-by-Step APA Formatting
1 – Step-by-Step APA Formatting

After watching this video, you will be able to: 
  • Format any document perfectly in APA style.

Resources
APA Formatting Sample (PDF)

 

 
APA In-Text Citation
2 – APA In-Text Citation

After watching this video, you will be able to: 
  • Format a parenthetical citation using APA style
  • Give credit to sources used in your text
  • Properly cite different types of sources, whether you are paraphrasing or quoting.

Resources
APA In-Text Citations (PDF)
Citing Social Media in APA Style (PDF)

 

 
APA References
3 – APA References

After watching this video, you will be able to: 
  • Properly format a References page in APA style
  • Format a References page based on the type of source that you are using.
  • Use a model to check your work

Resources
APA Reference Format (PDF)

 

MLA Workshop Series
The MLA Workshop Series consists of three videos. View these videos to learn more about MLA formatting and download resources and activities to help you practice what you’ve learned. If your instructor is providing credit for completing these online workshops, bring the completed MLA Workshop Packet to the Writing Center (LIB230) to have a tutor discuss your work with you and provide a stamp of completion. You will need to watch all three videos and complete the three activities (MLA Format, In-Text Citation, and Works Cited Page), to receive full credit for the MLA Workshop.

* MLA Online Workshop Packet (PDF)

* MLA Online Workshop Answer Key (PDF


MLA Formatting a Document
1- Format a Document in MLA Style

After watching this video, you will be able to: 
  • Format any document perfectly in MLA style.

Resources
MLA Format Handout
MLA Format Checklist

 


 
MLA In-Text Citations
2- In-Text Citations

After watching this video, you will be able to: 
  • Format a parenthetical citation using MLA style.
  • Give credit to sources used in your text
  • Properly cite different types of sources or sources that might be lacking information.
  • Use a model to check your work.

Resources
In–Text Citation Handout

 


 
MLA Works Cited
3- Works Cited

After watching this video, you will be able to: 
  • Properly format a Works Cited page in MLA style.
  • Format a Works Cited entry based on the type of source you are using.
  • Use a model to check your work.

Resources
Works Cited Checklist
Works Cited Handout
Works Cited Sample

 

Online Resources for Writing

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