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Writing Center

QCC's Writing Center

Writing Center tutors are ready to meet students where they are--in person or online!

The goal of tutoring at QCC is to engage students in the learning process and empower them to become independent, lifelong learners. Tutors support students in their coursework by working collaboratively, encouraging active learning, and modeling effective study and learning techniques.

The Writing Center is a tutoring and resource center for writing, as well as skills important to the writing process, including reading comprehension, critical thinking, planning, and organization. The Writing Center offers a variety of services, including individual and group tutoring, writing and grammar workshops, English conversation groups, and writing reference guides and handouts. Tutors work collaboratively with students to improve their skills and help them become more accomplished and confident writers, readers, and college students. Students can work with a tutor on their writing, reading, and study skills for any course. The Writing Center is not an editing or proofreading service.

Writing Center tutors are available both in person and online (over Zoom) to work with students on writing and reading assignments for any QCC course. See below on how to view online and in-person tutoring hours and how to connect with a tutor.

QCC Writing Center 

In-Person Drop-in Writing Help:

Visit room 208 in the Harrington Learning Center during our open hours

Appointments In Person and Online (over Zoom): 

  • Log in to our scheduling system TracCloud:
  • You will be asked to enter your QCC credentials (user name and password)
  • From the TracCloud Dashboard, go to See Drop-In Hours or Schedule an Appointment
  • Choose an appointment for first available or check for a specific day and time
  • In the menu Look for available hours for help in: choose your course
  • In the Select a Reason menu, choose "English tutoring" (if working on an English course) or "Writing and reading help in any course" if you are working on a course other than English
  • Choose the day and time for your appointment 
  • Choose online or in person, and hit Enter
  • You will immediately receive a confirmation email that includes the day, time, and Zoom link (if applicable) for your appointment

Drop-in Online Writing Help with a QCC Writing Center Tutor

Join a drop-in Online Writing Help Session during the scheduled days and times. You will be asked to log in with your QCC student credentials 

  • Fridays 5:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
  • Saturdays 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.

The Writing Center course in Blackboard (located with your current courses) has links to: 

  • ThinkingStorm Online tutoring, where you can submit a paper and receive written feedback within 48 hours
  • Turnitin Plagiarism Checker, where you can submit a paper, detect plagiarism, get citation help, and fix other writing issues instantly
  • Online Writing Labs, where you can find handouts and videos on a variety of college writing concerns
  • QCC Writing Center Handouts
  • Blackboard and QCC IT Help

You are also welcome to email wcinfo [at] for assistance or with any questions.

Resources for Students

Tutoring for Writing and Reading

The Writing Center tutors work collaboratively with students to improve their skills and aid them in becoming more accomplished and confident writers, readers, and college students. Tutors can assist students with writing assignments for any course and can help at any point in the writing process. Tutors are also available to help students with reading strategies. They can also assist with organizing and documenting speeches and presentations. Writing and reading tutoring is available on a drop-in basis or by appointment. Study skills tutoring is available by appointment only. Sessions typically last from half an hour to an hour.

Tutoring for Study Skills

Study Skills tutors are available to work with students on a variety of skills important to college success, such as goal setting, time management, note taking, and test taking. Study Skills tutoring is by appointment only. To set up an appointment email wcinfo [at]

Drop-in Group Grammar and Usage Workshops

Students interested in improving their sentence-writing skills will work together and with the manager of the Writing Center to understand concepts and apply them to their own writing. Students should bring to the workshop examples of their writing, as well as specific questions about grammar and usage. Drop-in Workshops every Friday from 11:00am to 12:00pm Grammar Workshop Information SP 23

English Conversation Groups

Students interested in practicing and improving their vocabulary, pronunciation, and conversation skills in English can join a drop-in tutor-led English Conversation Group. English Conversation Session Schedule Spring 2023.  Additional resources for English Language Learners.

Reference Materials

A variety of handouts that address a number of writing, grammar, punctuation, and formatting concerns are available in the Writing Center Blackboard course located with your current Blackboard courses.