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Welcome to the online home for the NE Writing Center.

The NE Writing Lab

Elizabeth Parrish 

Learning Lab Manager

NACB 1114F

817-515-6677

elizabeth.parrish@tccd.edu

Welcome

Welcome to the NE Writing Lab! Our mission is to help students become stronger writers. We can help with many elements of writing.

Quotes for Thought

"I write because I don't know what I think until I read what I say." - Flannery O'Connor

"How can I tell what I think until I see what I say?" - E. M. Forster

"All writing is communication; creative writing is communication through revelation- it is the Self escaping into the open." - E. B. White

What happens when you come to the Writing Lab?

Help while campus is closed:

Online Tutoring:

Live tutoring sessions - Visit tccd.mywconline.com and select NE Academic Learning Center to schedule a tutoring session.

Assignment feedback: Email your essay and assignment guidelines or rubrics to NE_WritingLab@tccd.edu. Please allow a 24 to 48 hour turnaround (usually it is faster). 

 

What happens when you contact the Writing Center?

You work with a staff member who will help you strengthen your writing.

How can you effectively use the Writing Center?

  • Decide in advance how we can help you become a better writer.
  • Bring your best ideas, outlines, drafts, and assignment sheets.
  • Be flexible and willing to change your ideas. Writing changes our thinking, and thinking changes  our writing.
  • Come early so you will have time to understand specific writing principles and apply them to your paper.

We can help you:

  • understand your assignment
  • get started
  • organize your ideas
  • recognize your specific grammar problems
  • learn how to proofread
  • document your sources
  • find links to library databases
  • assess the Internet

We cannot:

  • tell you what to write
  • proofread your work (We read the paper with you and make suggestions.)
  • evaluate your work and tell you what grade you should make
  • tell you what your reading assignments mean