How can I get a writing conference?
Students can use our physical location on TCC campus, or use Zoom for an online conference.
If you have never used Zoom before, please view the following links:
What can I expect during a writing conference?
- A Writing Conference is an individualized session where a learning specialist or tutor assists you in your academic writing process.
- In this collaborative setting, the main focus is to identify specific areas that could benefit from edits and revisions. At times, you might find that you could benefit from other services that we offer in the Learning Commons. Your learning specialist or tutor will advise you on the options that are available to you.
- The goal and objective of a session is for you to become a better communicator who can convey his/her ideas, thoughts, and concepts to a diverse audience, not only in an academic setting, but also when you enter the workforce as a professional.
- Be prepared to focus on the process instead of the product. Keep in mind, that each session will focus on a particular task of the essay. This is best achieved by working with a tutor for up to 30 minutes, and applying what you have learned during the session on your own before signing in again.
- Importance of Writing: 5 Reasons
What type of writing conferences are offered?
- Organizational: brainstorming and content development
- Technical: essay writing skills, grammar/mechanics
- Source documentation: MLA, APA, Turabian
- Personal statements for college admission
- Science Lab Reports
Will a writing specialist or tutor proofread my paper?
Our writing specialists and tutors will offer guidance, valuable feedback, and resources to you in a collaborative and non-judgmental way. We help you become editors of your own writing, but we cannot proofread or write your paper for you.
How can I get my paper reviewed when the Learning Commons is closed?
Sign in for a writing conference
Planning and Drafting
- Reorganizing Drafts
- Reverse Outlining
- Revising Drafts
- 5 paragraph Essay Organizer Blank
- Five Ws and How Chart Blank Graphic Organizer
- KWL Chart Blank Graphic Organizer
- Effects Chart Blank Graphic Organizer
- Causes Chart Blank Graphic Organizer
- Bubble Map Blank Graphic Organizer
- How to Construct a Thesis Statement Power Point
- Writing An Effective Title
- Writing Prompts
- Prevent wordiness
- What is a Thesis?
- Rogerian Argument
Types of Assignments
- Analyzing a Poem
- Figures of Speech
- The Literary Present
- Quotation Customs
- Analyzing Film & Television
- Textual Analysis
- Narration Essay Guidelines
- Process Analysis Guidelines
- Argumentative (Persuasive) Essay Guidelines
- Illustration (Exemplification) Essay Guidelines
- Descriptive Essay
- Cause and Effect Essay Guidelines
- Comparison and Contrast Essay Guidelines
- Division and Classification Essay Guidelines
- Analyzing an Essay
- Definition Essay
- E-15: Informative Essay Guidelines
Writing for Specific Fields
- Social Sciences
- Science Lab reports
- Group Writing
- Personal Statements
Grammar and Mechanics
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