Writer’s Center FAQs for Faculty & Staff

We appreciate any and all support from our faculty and staff across campus to encourage students to utilize the Writer’s Center. We strongly believe it is an invaluable resource for our shared goal to facilitate student success at CCCC. Thank you!

For Your Syllabus

Including information about the Writer’s Center on your syllabi may increase student participation since students are sometimes unaware of the type of writing support that Coastal provides. We provide a specific text that includes our hours, location, and an explanation of our general services, which can be copied and pasted directly into your syllabi. We appreciate accurate representation of our services and policies.

Syllabus Statement: The Writer’s Center is located on the second floor of the LRC to the left of the staircase. Tutors will work with you in a 30-minute, one-on-one session to provide assistance with different writing aspects such as style, organization, content, voice, and documentation. In addition to your draft and/or any pre-writing notes, please bring your assignment sheet to your session. The hours of operation are Monday – Thursday from 9am – 3pm and Friday from 9am – 12pm. The Writer’s Center takes both appointments and walk-ins. To make an appointment, please click the link “Make an Appointment” on the Writer’s Center homepage, which can be accessed through the Writer’s Center icon in your MyCCCC Portal or through Coastal Carolina Community College’s website at www.coastalcarolina.edu/student-resources/writerscenter/.  You may also call the Writer’s Center at 910-938-6354.

Online tutoring syllabus statement:

The Writer’s Center is a free resource available to CCCC students for help with any aspect of the writing process. It is located on the second floor of the LRC on Coastal’s campus. However, if you are unable to visit the Writer’s Center in person, online tutoring is available for students enrolled in this course*. Students may submit drafts to the Writer’s Center by selecting “Yes—Schedule Online Appointment” beside the “Meet Online?” option on the Writer’s Center appointment form, and a tutor will review the draft and provide in-line feedback using the comment function in Microsoft Word. Please make sure you attach your draft and the assignment sheet as .doc or .docx format so tutors can review them electronically. For additional appointment information, please visit the Writer’s Center website at https://www.coastalcarolina.edu/student-resources/writers-center/

* Online tutoring is not available for face-to-face classes on Coastal’s main campus. “

What can I tell my students to expect from their WC sessions?
Can/should I require my students to visit the Writer’s Center at some point in the semester?
Will I get feedback from the WC about my students’ visits?
What can I do to make my students’ sessions most productive?
My student visited the WC for a project, yet the paper was still mediocre. What happened?
Can I bring my own writing to the WC for feedback?

Yes! We invite faculty/staff to make appointments with us. We are pleased to offer our resources and provide feedback as desired for personal or professional writing. We also love to help brainstorm writing activities and/or strategize assignment designs for your courses. Come see us!