Resources for Students
Tutoring: Walk-in writing tutoring is available for free to
all QCC students for any course that has a writing component.
Students work one-on-one with tutors to improve their writing, ask
questions, get suggestions, and receive instant feedback. Writing
tutors can clarify common grammatical errors; assist with writing
themes, such as topic sentences, thesis statements, and
introductions/conclusions; explain the different types of essays;
and guide students with citation formats, such as APA and MLA.
Should I See a Tutor?
Students should feel free to
visit the Communications Skills Center any time they have an
assignment or questions that a tutor can help with. The
earlier in the process the student comes in, the better.
Students should be prepared to schedule a follow-up session—even
professional writers have to work continually at their craft
and produce multiple drafts.
Every semester the Communications Skills Center offers a series of
writing workshops free to QCC students on a variety of topics
pertinent to successful college writing.
English Conversation Groups: Students interested in
practicing and improving their English vocabulary and conversational
skills can participate in the Center's weekly English Conversation
Writer's Webs are individual Web pages containing resources
specific to students in English 095, 096, 100, as well as
English language learners/ESL students.
Smarthinking is an online tutoring service available for
free to all QCC students.