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Writing Center Policies

Providing assistance to LCC students with writing projects in courses across the curriculum.

Appointments

Appointments can be scheduled up to one week in advance. If you are 10 minutes late for your appointment and have not contacted the Writing Center, your appointment might be given away to a student waiting for walk-in assistance.

Failure to show for an appointment three times during a semester will result in appointment privileges being revoked for the remainder of the semester.

The Writing Center offers walk-in assistance when appointments are not filled. This assistance is very limited due to student demand.

Proof of Visit

Students who need to provide proof of their visit Writing Center visits to their instructors should, prior to visiting the Writing Center, ask the instructor what information they should collect in order to receive credit for visiting.  Most instructors will ask their students to provide them with the date and time of the visit, the first name of the Peer Writing Assistant and a brief description of the feedback they received.  Some instructors, however, will require students to answer more in-depth questions in order to receive credit for visiting the Writing Center.  Please note: Your instructor will be able to contact the Writing Center for verification of your visit, so be sure to report accurate information about date, time and the name of the person who assisted you.  Peer Writing Assistants cannot sign their names to student papers. 

Student Conduct in the Writing Center

Students in the Writing Center must abide by the College's Student Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct prohibits engaging in assaults and threats, participating in discrimination and harassment, dishonesty (including cheating and plagiarism), disruptive behavior, lewd behavior, alcohol and drug use on College premises, failure to comply with college officials, fighting, violations of the Acceptable Use policy in the use of College computers and the LCC network and failure to abide by laws governing the State of Michigan. Any student who does not comply with the Code of Conduct may be denied Writing Center services and asked to leave the facility.

Plagiarized Assignments

The Writing Center assumes no responsibility on behalf of students who choose to submit plagiarized material in LCC courses. Additionally, the Writing Center assumes no responsibility for reporting plagiarism to instructors or college administrators. However, Writing Center employees do reserve the right to refuse assistance with written material that is plagiarized.

Children in the Writing Center

Please be aware that children are not allowed to accompany you to your appointments in the Writing Center. LCC's "Children On Campus Policy" states: "The learning environment of classrooms and labs will be free of distractions for students. Children must remain out of these areas." "This policy is intended to provide a friendly and safe campus while maintaining a learning environment for LCC students and a disruption free work place for our employees."

For more information on LCC student policies, see the Student Code of Conduct.

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Arts and Sciences Division
Arts and Sciences Bldg, Room 202
Phone: (517) 483-1907
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