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Composition and Literature Center

Located in the English, Languages, and Business Building (DH-210), the Composition and Literature Center (CLC) offers individualized instruction for all Howard Community College students enrolled in English courses. Our tutorial sessions tend to focus on the following four areas:

  1. Helping students develop strategies for revising essays,
  2. Providing guidance on writing in English for students with ESL backgrounds,
  3. Assisting students with reading comprehension concerns, and
  4. Addressing students' difficulties with grammar.


All English tutoring in the CLC is provided on a walk-in basis; we do not currently schedule appointments. Early arrival will help ensure that you'll have the opportunity to meet individually with a tutor.

All students seeking a tutorial session must sign in at the receptionist’s desk. 

As the presentation makes clear, we expect students to be active participants in the CLC conferences. We do not offer a drop-off proofreading and editing service. Our sessions are dialogues in which students and tutors are equal participants.


English tutors will be available in the CLC during the spring semester for the following weekly schedule:

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


  • Howard Online Writing Lab (HOWL). Unable to come into campus for help with a writing assignment?  Try using HOWL, HCC's online writing lab. HCC students may use HOWL at any stage in the writing process, provided that they include an explanation of the assignment.
  • Resources for Students and Tutors:  Need more help with writing? Check out Purdue University's Online Writing Lab. This site has an outstanding selection of handouts on the writing process and grammar.