Writing Center

Synchronous Support (One-on-one appointments to receive live feedback) - Summer 2020

Synchronous sessions are one-on-one appointments where you discuss your assignment with a tutor and receive live feedback.

Students use synchronous appointments to:

  • Review the assignment with a tutor and make a plan for success
  • Brainstorm ideas or break through writer’s block
  • Get help with reading and understanding source material
  • Review and discuss a completed draft

For synchronous support, just follow these easy steps:

Step 1. Sign up for an appointment at our tutor’s Calendly page. The page will display all currently available appointment times. Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis:

Step 2. Follow the instructions on the Calendly page to send your tutor a copy of your draft if you have one, as well as assignment instructions.

Step 3. Be ready for your appointment in a comfortable place where you can focus. Have your assignment pulled up on the computer or printed out in front of you. Be prepared with goals you want to accomplish in your session.

The Writing Center will be open regular hours during Final Exams period.

Asynchronous Support (Upload a draft and have feedback sent to you)

If you don’t want to make an appointment, you can upload a draft to the eTutoring Online Writing Lab, which is staffed in part by GHC tutors. You will receive feedback electronically. You can also ask questions, chat live with tutors, and more, in a variety of subjects. GHC students can access eTutoring for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Access eTutoring at www.ghc.edu/etutoring.

Purpose Statement

The Writing Center’s purpose is to support all GHC students as they increase their awareness, practice skills, and develop confidence and independence with regards to effective writing, reading, and revising in academic and professional contexts.

  • We provide one-to-one tutorials, tailored to each student, for all academic and professional writing projects.
  • We cultivate students’ self-reflection, ownership in their writing, and attention to writing processes.
  • We supply and develop resources—including printed examples, guides, and instructional handouts—to aid in students’ growth as writers.
  • We develop services that complement course instruction, including writing lab classes and group tutorials to support students’ work in writing-intensive classes.

Free Internet Resources

Students may find the following resources useful:

Questions? Contact us at 360-538-4032.