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Writing Center


Help with writing for college and for life

Communicating clearly is an essential skill no matter if you are writing a research or opinion paper or conducting business. When you need help with school papers or want to improve your writing ability, our tutors can show you how!


At CGCC’s Writing Center, we provide:

  • Free one-on-one tutoring sessions with experienced tutors
  • Ten computer stations for writing as well as conducting online research and completing computer training modules
  • Access to handouts, books, workshops and online resources
  • A comfortable, quiet study area
  • A great setting for small-group work

 
  • Join us in person at the Pecos and Williams Campus Math Tutoring Centers and/or online via Cranium Café to connect live with a CGCC writing tutor.
  • No appointment is needed, drop in today!

When CGCC tutors are not available, log into Brainfuse and use the Live Help option to connect with a Brainfuse tutor. This service is free and available to CGCC students; however, your time is limited to 2 hours per semester. To use Brainfuse, log in with your MEID and password.

Workshops

In addition to individual tutoring, our Writing Centers also offer workshops on related topics. Check back often to see what’s coming up.

 

Spring 2022 Writing Center Workshops
 

Workshop: The Time is Write: Managing Your Writing Procrastination

  • Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022
  • Time: 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
  • Virtual: Workshop link
  • Description: Do you put off writing until the last possible minute? Are work, friends, Facebook, other homework, even household chores excuses not to work on a paper? If so, this workshop is for you! Learn to make writing less of a hassle and more enjoyable by managing your time efficiently and effectively throughout the writing process.

Workshop: Write This Way: APA

  • Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
  • Time: 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
  • Virtual: Workshop link
  • Description: APA formatting and documentation can appear overwhelming if you haven’t used it before, whether you’re writing a lab report or a psychological case study. No need to fear: this workshop will provide you with all of the APA formatting and documentation requirements.

Workshop: Write This Way: MLA

  • Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
  • Time: 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
  • Virtual: Workshop link
  • Description: MLA, that often required, seldom understood documentation style that keeps you up at night. Sleep soundly from now on! This workshop will guide you through proper MLA formatting and documentation to ensure that your essay is presented exactly how it should be.

Workshop: Revise, Revise, Revise: Why and How

  • Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
  • Time: 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
  • Virtual: Workshop link
  • Description: Revision is a powerful tool for making your writing the best it can be. In this workshop, you'll learn how and when to revise effectively and what your teachers expect from you when it comes to improving your draft. Just changing words and fixing commas won't get you that grade you want--come see what revision is really all about in this fun, interactive session!

Workshop: Write Now: Creating & Keeping Focused Writing

  • Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022
  • Time: 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
  • Virtual: Workshop link
  • Description: This workshop will make writing easier and more fun by showing you how to get rid of the worry or fear that often comes with big writing assignments. You’ll also learn how to write better papers by turning negative emotions into positive energy.

Workshop: Write This Way: MLA

  • Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
  • Time: 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
  • Location: LIB237
  • Description: MLA, that often required, seldom understood documentation style that keeps you up at night. Sleep soundly from now on! This workshop will guide you through proper MLA formatting and documentation to ensure that your essay is presented exactly how it should be.

Workshop: Write This Way: APA

  • Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022
  • Time: 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
  • Location: LIB237
  • Description: APA formatting and documentation can appear overwhelming if you haven’t used it before, whether you’re writing a lab report or a psychological case study. No need to fear: this workshop will provide you with all of the APA formatting and documentation requirements.
     

MLA Workshop Series

The MLA Workshop Series consists of three videos referencing the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. View these videos to learn more about MLA formatting and download resources and activities to help you practice what you’ve learned. Be sure to double-check with your instructor to verify that you are using the appropriate edition of the MLA Handbook for your assignment citations.

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.

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 (PDF)
MLA Format Checklist (PDF)

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 (PDF)

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 (PDF)
MLA Citation Format Simplified (9th ed)
MLA Work Cited Formatting (9th ed)