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The Learning Commons Writing Studio
Arts & Sciences, Room 1313
517-483-1206

Welcome to the Writing Studio

Serving student writers at all levels of proficiency and any stage in the writing process.

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Our English/ESOL Tutors and Writing Assistants work with student writers from all areas of the curriculum to provide feedback, answer questions and offer guidance as they work through the writing process. Writing is both a skill and a practice. Repeated visits for writing assistance can help students develop a better awareness of processes and strategies that produce better writing. Our goal is to help students produce better writing by becoming more confident, proficient and independent writers. We assist student writers through one-on-one appointments and in a writing studio environment.

Appointments

We offer one-on-one, in-person assistance with options for 25 or 50-minute appointments. Students working on group writing projects can request a group session. Appointments can be scheduled up to one week in advance.

Online assistance is provided by appointment only and is conducted via D2L chat. Online appointments are 50 minutes. For more information on appointment options and policies, visit our Policies and Procedures page.

Writing Studio: Guided Independent Writing

Students are provided a space in which to write with Writing Studio staff available to answer questions and offer mini-consultations with the intent of helping them move toward independence. Two staff members will be available during all hours the Writing Studio is open to offer guidance to students who are working independently.

Studio pedagogy emphasizes that writing is a social act and that writers feel empowered by working through the process of writing in the presence of other writers with whom they can interact. In an ideal setting, students will work on their writing and English assignments, interact with one another, to discuss their work, signal Writing Studio staff when they need help and return to independent work. As staff encounter students working in the studio who might need more one-on-one intensive assistance than it is designed to offer, they will suggest making an appointment and will help the student to do so.

Writing studio support is not intended to replace one-on-one appointments. It is offered as a supplement for writers who might not need extensive one-on-one assistance. It is a flexible and dynamic way to offer support to a greater number of writers at one time.

Tutoring Services at Lansing Community College

The Learning Commons
Arts & Sciences Room 1313
Phone: (517) 483-1206
Fax: (517) 483-1222
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