NOTE: The Writing Center will be closed during Winter Break from December 19 through January 11.
Spring Semester Hours (Beginning January 12):
- Monday through Thursday: 7:30 am – 6 pm
- Friday: 7:30 am – 4 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
The deadline for earning Writing Center credit is May 8.
No credit will be given on Student Success Day, February 11.
We are closed on the following dates:
- January 19
- February 16
- February 27
- March 16 –21
- March 27
- April 9
- May 15
- December 19 – January 11 — Winter Break
NOTE: Student IDs are required to receive services.
Online writing center
The on-line writing center is available through the MyCentury login
- Hardware: 35 PCs
- Microsoft Office 2007
- Thompson Learning Keyboard Practice
- Reading Road Trip
- Grammar 3D
- Practice Exercises
- MLA Handbooks
- Assorted Reference Materials
- Century College English Handbooks
- Sign in at one of the two designated computers using your Student ID. Remember to log out when you're finished in order to receive credit.
- Bring your writing--essay, paragraph, or workbook assignment.
- You may work independently, with other students, or with a consultant on your chosen writing assignment.
- Peer groups - Occasionally, peer groups work together on papers - editing, revising, or planning.
You may join one of these peer groups, or if there are no peer groups, you may start one.
- Occasionally, a consultant may ask if you need help. They are there to assist you whenever you have a question or a concern.
- Consultants are available to discuss problems in grammar, mechanics, format, or style. Our consultants will not proofread your work, but
they can help you identify and/or correct weaknesses in your paper.
- It may take more than one session for a consultant to evaluate your work.
- Computers - our computers may be used for word processing or academic research. Students may also use available computer programs for practice exercises to improve their use of proper grammar and mechanics.
- Resources - You may use the available handouts to solve problems with the mechanics of writing or to work on specific areas of weakness in grammar and/or punctuation. You may also use our handbooks, dictionaries, and Roget's Thesaurus; however, these resources
must remain in the Center.
- After your visit to the Writing Center, allow yourself sufficient time to revise and edit your work before submitting it to your instructor.
- The Writing Center is a place for free exchange of ideas, so it can be noisy at times.