Writing Center

Writing Center Information

The Writing Center

WRITING CENTER  FALL HOURS:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
We are currently hiring for the Fall 2013 semester. Please apply at the following link:

http://www.myinterfase.com/sjcd/student

The Best Kept Secret on Central Campus?

Imagine a place on campus where you can go to get free tutoring on your writing. Where friendly, experienced folks are ready to help you get started on that paper, teach you effective techniques of self-editing, explain the ins and outs of research formatting, and find the answers to such nagging questions as: who or whom? where do I stick that apostrophe? and, how can I stop those run-on sentences?

Too good be true? Not this time. Where does this hotbed of tutoring excellence take place? We are conveniently located in the Administration Building, in room 257, directly across from the Business Office.

No assignment too big or small. No writing project of any nature turned away. No judgment about your writing skills. We don't even make you make an appointment. We just want to help you become a better writer.

Please bring your assignment and whatever drafts you might have.  We have computers you can use (but no printer), plenty of resource books and handouts, and even magnetic poetry to play with! Come on by.

Mission Statement

The Writing Center is an instructional facility designed to provide writers in the San Jacinto College Central community with tutors to help their writing projects at any stage of the process, from planning to revising. Our primary purpose is to help all writers improve their thinking and writing skills.

Hours of Operation

Tutors work one-on-one with you for up to 30 minutes at a time, on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no charge for sessions. Please come at your convenience, whenever we are open.

Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Contact Us

San Jacinto College Central
C3.257
281-478-2788
christy.keith@sjcd.edu

Our tutors can help you:

  • understand the assignment
  • brainstorm a topic
  • focus your thesis
  • strengthen evidence
  • learn revision strategies
  • improve editing and proofreading skills
  • format research citations
  • develop your resume, cover letter or job application essay

What our tutors will do

Tutors will work one-on-one with you to enhance your success as an independent learner. To this end, tutors will teach you methods of generating ideas to get started and finding a focus for your writing project, developing and organizing your ideas, and finding and correcting your usual errors in grammar and mechanics. Tutors will also review research formatting rules (MLA, APA, etc.) with you to help you avoid plagiarism. Above all, tutors respect your authorship of your paper.

What our tutors will not do

Tutors will not write, edit, proofread, check, or correct students papers; accept dropped-off papers; grade or predict a grade for a paper; or discuss a paper written by another person. Tutors will not take responsibility for the quality of the final product you turn in for a grade.
To get the most out of your session:

  • Bring your assignment sheet and any relevant texts
  • Bring your notes and drafts
  • Don't wait until the day your assignment is due to come in for help
  • Plan your time so you can come back more than once to work on the assignment

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Want to be a peer tutor in the San Jac Central Writing Center?

Peer Tutors

Initial pay is $9.00/hr. Free CRLA training will qualify you for raises, giving you a potential hourly salary of $11.00/hr!

If you have any questions, please email christy.keith@sjcd.edu, or stop by the Writing Center at C3.257!

Welcome to the Writing Center at San Jacinto College South! The professional tutors in the Writing Center will work with you at any stage of the writing process, whether you're brainstorming, organizing, researching, or working to improve your editing skills. We welcome all members of the San Jacinto College community, including currently enrolled students as well as faculty and staff.

We can help with any type of writing task, including academic or technical coursework as well as resumes and application letters. While we do not offer proofreading services, we can teach and model the skills you need to polish your own writing. We recommend that writers schedule appointments with us in advance, but walk-ins are also accepted if a tutor is available. Appointments start on the half-hour and last approximately 25 minutes. A limited number of computers are available for tutoring purposes only.

Check out Important Information links (right)--then click here and register to make an appointment

The Writing Center is now open for Fall Semester.

Please visit us:

Monday - Thursday between 9 am and 7 pm and Friday - Saturday from 10 am - 1 pm for help on your next writing assignment,

NOTE: DUE TO CONSTRUCTION IN THE LIBRARY, THE WRITING CENTER HAS TEMPORARILY MOVED TO S.8-2023.

What Students Are Saying About Us...

"Every time I come here, I walk out with a clear picture of what I'm doing."

"I had a difficult time starting my paper and my tutor was very helpful in explaining structure."

"[I like to] come in and improve on what I already have, or don't have, in most cases. Through the eyes of my tutor, I could rearrange my sentence structure, grammar, and organization better."

"Very helpful. I'm ready to start writing and I'm very confident. Thank you so much."

"I was saved from turning in a paper that did not follow the requirements."

"I really appreciate the help and flexibility the Writer's Center offers to students."

"Wow--the tutor really helped me with how I should do my research paper and about the quoting."

"[The tutor] really helped me get a better understanding of how outlining is supposed to be done."

"My tutor helped my writing and I will be able to make the changes on my own."

"These services are very helpful for those of us who don't understand the material and are looking forward to learning to get the hang of it."

"[The tutor] was very helpful and allowed me to think on my own when I needed to and explained confusing problems."

"I think for future papers, I will know how to answer my own questions better now. Thanks!"

"Really good explanation--very detailed in the ways I can improve my writing."

"Without the Writer's Center I would be repeating this class."

"[Tutoring] was extremely helpful for completing my assignment and educating me more about the mechanics of an essay."

"I got a lot out of this and am optimistic about my essay because of [the tutor's] help."