Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

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The Writing Center at CCC&TI

The Writing Center at CCC&TI

Free │ Supportive │ Individualized │ Collaborative

About the Writing Center

Writing Center staff assist with writing assignments for all courses.

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Virtual Tutoring Room

  • Collaborate link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/0f7a0490376c40709431a5435085be7d
  • Chrome or Firefox is the preferred browser
  • You do not need a video camera or microphone to participate
  • To ask questions, use the chat feature. You will not be able to use your microphone to ask questions in order to limit audio issues
  • You can join the meeting on your computer or phone
  • Virtual Tutoring is always a drop in service; no appointment necessary

Hours

  • Monday 9am - 9pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 11pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 9pm
  • Thursday 9am - 9pm
  • Friday 9am - 9pm
  • Saturday 9am - 6pm
  • Sunday 12pm - 6pm

Mask-to-Mask Tutoring

To schedule an appointment with a Writing Center tutor, email writingcenter@cccti.edu or call 828-726-2376.

  • Please try to email at least one day in advance
  • Appointments are limited to one hour
  • Appointments are for one student at a time only
  • Appointments are necessary for Mask-to-Mask tutoring only. You are still welcome to drop-in to Virtual Tutoring whenever it is open

Email Sessions

General feedback or answers to specific questions provided within 48 hours

Submit a draft at any level of completeness to writingcenter@cccti.edu. Include the instructor, course, and as much detail about the assignment—such as due date and required length—as possible. Attaching a copy of the assignment prompt is very helpful. It is also OK to just email in a question about an assignment.

Submissions will be reviewed and responded to with advice about the current state of the assignment and directions to work moving forwards within 48 business hours.

Note: this is not a proofreading service. Papers with significant grammar or formatting issues will have this pointed out with examples in the response, but they will not be corrected. In these cases, Virtual or Mask-to-Mask tutoring is recommended.


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Need help now? Chat with us!"

The library staff will field questions about writing assignments.

No coverage on holidays or Sat/Sun midnight-8am

Helpful Websites

A simple Google search will lead you to countless results for help with writing. These are our favorite sites that we even use ourselves. Check them out!

This site includes multiple resources for writing such as research and citation styles, writing for specific assignments, and tips on how to write every day material.
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

This site has many handouts on various paper types, citation styles, common writing errors, and writing for specific fields. There are also helpful videos on getting started on papers and citing.
https://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/

This resource lists some common writing errors to avoid.
https://scc.spokane.edu/SCCPublicShare/Tips/d__t4s__0__Common_Writing_Errors.pdf

This site offers interactive quizzes on grammar. Explanations and quizzes are offered for many subjects including: commas, fragments, irregular verbs, misplaced modifiers, subject-verb agreement, and many more.
http://www.chompchomp.com/exercises.htm

Writing Center Hours

Caldwell Campus

E-217
(in the Learning Resource Center)

The Learning Resource Center is open
Monday - Thursday
7:30 am - 8 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 4 pm

Writing Tutors Available

Monday
8 am - 5 pm
Tuesday
8 am - 5 pm
Wednesday
8 am - 5 pm
Thursday
8 am - 5 pm
Friday
8 am - 4 pm

Watauga Campus

W460 - 120
(in the Academic Support Center)

The Academic Support Center is open
Monday - Thursday
8 am - 8 pm
Friday
8 am - 4 pm

Writing Tutors Available

Monday
8 am - 5 pm
Tuesday
8 am - 8 pm
Wednesday
8 am - 8 pm
Thursday
8 am - 5 pm
Friday
8 am - 4 pm

Grab-n-Go Sessions

Grab-n-Go sessions are available every Wednesday from 11:30am-1:00pm in the library’s multipurpose room. Students can drop-in anytime for 15 minute, interactive lessons.



No Grab-n-Go sessions are currently scheduled. Please check again soon.

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Contacts

Caldwell Campus

Watauga Campus