The PCCC Writing Center
Welcome to the PCCC Writing Center!
The mission of the Writing Center is to support students taking college-level courses, especially those students in Writing Intensive (WI) courses.
We help students at all stages of the writing process, whether it is brainstorming a topic, structuring an essay, or editing and revising. Consulting is available by appointment only.
The Writing Center is CRLA-certified and offers workshops and training sessions related to Writing Intensive courses for full classes, small groups, and instructors. It also offers support to students for their Writing Intensive courses in the forms of face-to-face and small group tutoring/instruction and eTutoring, as well as support and help with eTutoring, Blackboard Portfolio, information literacy, and more.
The Writing Center consultants also work with students preparing to take the CWE in both one-on-one and group sessions. Students who have never taken the exam before are encouraged to come to the Center for information and practice. Students who have not passed the exam come to the center to review their non-passing exam and note their mistakes as well as to practice to take the exam again.
The Center is located within the Learning Resource Center and includes space for one-on-one conferencing and small group instruction. The Center has computers and technology to facilitate both face-to-face and online tutoring. Writing Center tutors conduct both one-one-one and small group tutorials for writing intensive and CWE students. In addition, the Writing Center holds free weekly writing workshops on topics such as grammar that are open to all PCCC students at any level.
Before you make an appointment, be sure to review our policies.
Hours of Operation
Fall 2014 Hours of Operation
The Writing Center is open Thursday, September 4 through Friday, December 12. We are closed during Thanksgiving Recess (Wednesday, November 26-Sunday, November 30), Thursday, October 2 and the week of finals.
Hours of Operation at the Paterson Campus: Room A113
Hours of Operation at the Passaic Campus: Room 118
Hours of Operation at the Wanaque Campus: Room W126
NOTE: The Writing Center will be closed for the summer. We re-open again in the fall. Please go to the Academic Success Center in theTutoring and Testing Center in room M242 for assistance with your coursework this summer. You can view their tutoring schedule HERE.