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Consultations

Guidelines

If you wish to use the Writing Center, you must be currently enrolled in an MCC course or employed by Metropolitan Community College. You may WALK IN if a consultant is available, or you may reserve up to two 30-minute time blocks per day by making an appointment in WCOnline.

How we will assist you

In order to get the most out of your consultation, you must take an active role. Bring your assignment and your latest draft. Try to come in at least several days before your paper is due. Waiting until the last minute will limit your revision time. Come prepared with questions and ideas. Writing Center consultations are necessarily writer-driven, so think about what you hope to accomplish while you’re here. Actively participate in the consultation by engaging in dialogue with the consultant about your writing-related concerns. Take detailed notes during your session, especially regarding any repeated concerns that you discuss with your consultant. As you revise your paper, work to eliminate these concerns. If you need additional help with grammar or punctuation, ask about the helpful resources available.

Proofreading policy

The Writing Center emphasizes the process of writing more than the product. Rather than correct, edit, or proofread, Writing Center consultants engage in dialogue that aims to help you build the confidence and skills needed to revise and edit your own writing. We want you to become an effective, independent writer. By working hard and taking advantage of all of the Writing Center resources, you can improve your writing and become more confident as a writer. We look forward to working with you. Please contact Katie Hupp, the MCC Writing Center Coordinator, if you have any comments or suggestions.

Student Conduct

To review the conduct expected of every MCC student, please reference the MCC Student Conduct Code.