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Writing Center tutors
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  • Hours & Location
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  • Online Workshops
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  • Orientation Video

Welcome to the Writing Center at Chandler-Gilbert Community College!

We are a completely free and valuable resource, available to help you with writing assignments from any CGCC course.

Are you a confident writer? Or someone who struggles with your papers? Our experienced tutors help ALL STUDENTS accomplish their writing goals. And we can help at all stages of the writing process - from brainstorming topic ideas to documenting your sources and everything in between.

The Writing Center offers many services to CGCC students, including:

  • One-on-one tutoring sessions with English faculty and experienced writers
  • 10 computer stations for word processing, Internet research, and computer modules
  • dozens of handouts, books, and online resources
  • a comfortable, quiet study area
  • a good setting for small-group work
  • Writing Center workshops

As you can see, we are committed to helping you achieve your personal and academic goals! Remember our motto: come early and come often! I personally invite you to visit the Writing Center today - I know you'll be impressed with our tutors, facility, and resources. See you soon!

Eva Falletta
Learning Center Director

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.​

​Writing Center Hours - Spring 2019

Pecos Campus

Monday - Thursday 
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday

Room LIB230

Williams Campus

Monday - Thursday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday - Sunday
*For more information, call 480-732-7231, e-mail tutoring@cgc.edu, or stop by LIB239R.

​Writing Center Workshops - Spring 2019

Master any writing task with our helpful workshop series!


Fixing Syntax: Fragments and Run-Ons
Taming the Thesis Statement
The Power of Revision
In Your Own Words: How to Integrate Sources
Packing a Punch: Developing Well-Supported Body Paragraphs
Start Strong…Finish Forcefully
Fake News in the News: Going Beyond the Headlines to Determine Credibility
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.

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.

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.

Works Cited Checklist
Works Cited Handout
Works Cited Sample


Online Resources for Writing

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