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Writing Center

The Writing Center can help you at any stage of your assignment.

Our mission is to help PVCC students strengthen their writing skills in any discipline. We aim to help you discover your ideas and then communicate them clearly to others. Come to The Writing Center at any stage of the writing process to:

  • Discuss how or where to begin an assignment
  • Get help finishing a draft
  • Begin revising a draft or receive feedback on a complete draft
  • Learn tips for proofreading
  • Discuss your instructor's comments

Schedule an Appointment or Drop By

To schedule your first visit with a writing tutor, you may simply come to the front desk in The Writing Center or call 434.961.5499. If you can't come to campus, you might try submitting your paper to the Essay Center of our online tutoring partner, SMARTHINKING. You will get feedback on your work in 24 hours.

Workshops

We periodically offer writing workshops for students and will announce them here.

Handouts

Organize and Plan Your Essay

 Organize an Argument
 Thesis Statement Checklist
 Five Paragraph Essay
 Prewrite and Plan

Cite and Research Your Essay

 How to Start Research
 Incorporate Research Into Writing
 Plagiarism

Writing Intensive Courses (WIC)

Writing Rubric

Revise and Proofread Your Essay

 Revise an Argument

Grammar and ESL

 Clauses
 Articles- A, An, The
 Verbs and Verb Agreement
 Apostrophes
 Commas

 

 

 

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