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Writing Resources

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The Write Room

The Write Room is located inside the Learning Assistance Center (RCF 340). The instructors offer free assistance in all stages of the writing process for any credit course with written assignments. Students are asked to bring a copy of the assignment and any work in progress. Students may drop in for help during the following times:



Monday10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Thursday10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
Sunday1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Computer-aided Tutorials:

Computer-aided tutorials are open to all students. Tutoring software for all content areas, for remedial work and for skill building is available. Writing and word processing software is also readily available. There is a computer lab area in the Learning Assistance Center. Every effort is made to insure that software programs being used in the English and mathematics areas as well as other academic areas are also available in the LAC.

Workshop Series:

The Learning Assistance Center sponsors workshops each semester that are open to all students. Topics covered include study skills, the assessment of learning style, note taking, and time management, beginning word, conducting a library search, writing a research paper, and reducing test or math anxiety. Schedules of workshop offerings with times and dates are generally available by the third week of classes each semester.

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.


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