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Writing Support at Lansing Community College

Need help with your writing?

Those who provide writing assistance to LCC students have a shared philosophy: to help students become more independent, confident writers.

Our writing support service areas strive to help students take ownership of their own writing and revision work. Writing support works best when students seek input early in the process and follow up as they are drafting, revising and polishing their work.

Faculty Office Hours

Faculty can play an important role in providing writing assistance during office hours and encouraging students to seek writing assistance from the campus support service that best fits their individual needs. No matter where students go for help with their writing, they should bring the written assignment/guidelines and any additional instructions given during class. Writing assistance is especially helpful for students who visit LCC's writing support services multiple times at various stages during the creative process.

The Writing Center

The Writing Center specializes in providing writing assistance to students at any level of proficiency through all stages of the writing process. One-on-one appointments and walk-in help are offered to currently-enrolled LCC students working on writing projects in any class.

Phone: 517-483-1907
Location: Arts & Sciences Building, Room 202
Website: lcc.edu/as/writingcenter

The Learning Commons

Professional tutors in the Learning Commons provide comprehensive support for students in writing classes through on-going weekly appointments, scheduled walk-in appointments, and unscheduled drop-in assistance. Students requesting on-going weekly appointments apply for a tutor for the specific class in which they need assistance and are matched with someone for the semester. Professional writing tutors are also available in a variety of locations around campus, such as the LCC Library, as well as at satellite centers.

Phone: 517-483-1206
Location: Arts & Sciences Building, Room 108
Website: lcc.edu/tutorial

The LCC Library

LCC librarians provide research assistance for students working on writing projects for any class. They also help students clarify research assignments and refine topics for writing, as well as assist with source citations in a variety of documentation styles. The Library's website offers a variety of research tutorials and research guides for specific classes, such as WRIT 121.

Phone: 517-483-1657
Location: TLC Building, Second Floor
Website: lcc.edu/library

TRiO Program

TRiO is a federally-funded program for U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are first-generation college students, meet U.S. Dept. of Education income guidelines or have a documented physical or learning disability. Writing assistance is provided to TRiO participants during open lab tutoring hours, utilizing professional writing tutors provided by the Learning Commons.

Phone: 517-483-1161
Location: Gannon Building, Room 142
Website: lcc.edu/trio

Career & Employment Services (CES)

Career Advisors in Career & Employment Services (CES) offer one-on-one appointments for students seeking to develop or receive feedback on resumes, CVs, cover letters, thank you letters or other career-related documents. It is recommended that students submit documents they wish to have reviewed to their career advisor in advance of the appointment so that one-on-one time can be dedicated to active guidance, critique and revision work. Workshops and presentations on resume/cover letter writing or other career advising topics are available to student groups and classes. Requests should be directed to CES at the telephone number below.

Phone: 517-483-1172
Location: Gannon Building, StarZone
Website: lcc.edu/ces

Assistance for Non-native Speakers of English

Non-native speakers of English seeking instruction and individual tutoring can visit their instructors during office hours for help, as well as seek assistance from the Writing Center and the Learning Commons. All Learning Commons writing tutors and Writing Center staff are prepared to assist non-native English speaking students. The Center for Transitional Learning (CTL) offers a variety of classes for non-native English speaking students.

Phone: 517-483-1061
Location: Arts & Sciences Building, Room 107
Website: lcc.edu/ctl

LUCERO Program (Latinos Unidos Con Energía, Respeto y Orgulla)

The LUCERO program connects Latino students with each other and LCC. It is open to all LCC students and provides support in terms of recruitment, retention, graduation and transfer. Tutoring in various subjects is occasionally provided in the Chavez Center, based on student need, utilizing professional tutors provided by the Learning Commons.

Phone: 517-483-9804
Location: Gannon Building, Room 351 (Cesar Chavez Center)
Website: lcc.edu/lucero

High School Diploma Completion Initiative (HSDCI)

The HSDCI provides eligible Ingham and Eaton county students who did not complete a high school diploma a path to do so while earning college credit at LCC. HSDCI staff offer guidance to students who have applied to the program and are preparing to take reading, writing and math placement tests. Once students are enrolled in LCC classes, the program helps them connect with the Writing Center and the Learning Commons.

Phone: 517-483-9707
Location: Mackinaw Building, Room 214
Website: lcc.edu/hsdci

The Early College (TEC)

The Early College is a structured program for highly-motivated high school students who wish to get an early start in college. The program emphasizes STEM careers and provides tutoring in math and science but refers students needing writing help to the Writing Center and the Learning Commons.

Phone: 517-483-1640
Location: Mackinaw Building, Room 214
Website: lcc.edu/earlycollege

Veteran and Military Affairs

The Veteran and Military Affairs program does not offer its own tutoring for students needing writing assistance but instead directs students to the Writing Center and the Learning Commons for assistance.

Phone: 517-483-5246
Location: Huron Building
Website: lcc.edu/veteran

University Center

University Center students have access to LCC Library resources, including writing resources offered by librarians (described above) but are not provided writing assistance through the LCC Writing Center or the Learning Commons. They are referred directly to the university through which they are taking classes for help with writing. The types of writing assistance and methods through which they are offered (face-to-face, online, etc.) varies by university. For more information about university writing support services, students should contact the university in which they are enrolled.

Phone: 517-483-9700
Location: 210 W. Shiawassee St.
Website: lcc.edu/uc

The Center for Student Access

The Center for Student Access (formerly known as the Office for Disability Support Services or ODSS) should be the first point of contact for LCC students seeking disability accommodations on campus. This office will assess the individual needs of students and help them communicate their needs with teachers and others on campus who can provide assistance. The Center for Student Access does not have its own writing tutors but routinely refers students to the Writing Center and the Learning Commons for assistance.

Phone: 517-483-1924
Location: Gannon Building, StarZone
Website: lcc.edu/accessibility

English Department

The English Department offers transfer-level writing and English classes.

Phone: 517-483-1040
Location: Arts & Sciences Building, Room 201
Website: lcc.edu/english

Center for Transitional Learning

The Center for Transitional Learning offers pre-college level classes in writing, reading, and English for speakers of other languages, as well as transfer-level classes in student development.

Phone: 517-483-1061
Location: Arts & Sciences Building, Room 107
Website: lcc.edu/ctl

Writing Support

If you would like additional assistance with your writing outside of faculty office hours, there are a variety of resources and tutoring options available to you on LCC's campus. The Writing Center offers prescheduled appointments and walk-in assistance to LCC students working on writing projects in any class. The Learning Commons offers comprehensive tutoring for students in writing classes and walk-in tutoring at a variety of locations on campus. Librarians in the LCC Library can assist students with research assignments and topics for writing as well as source citations for a variety of documentation styles.

For more information about writing support at LCC, visit: http://lcc.edu/writingsupport.

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