Writing Center

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Fall writing tutoring will begin Wednesday, Aug. 19

We will continue to offer live, one on one tutoring via ConferZoom. All of our tutors are available as usual and are eager to help you! Please make your appointment below, and you will receive a confirmation and zoom ID from appointy.com.  Make sure your email address that is registered with the appointment scheduler below is correct and up-to-date. If appointments are full, please visit a writing center tutor at Drop By hours!

 

   

 


To make a 45 min appointment with a tutor, use the scheduling system at the "Make an Appointment" button above. Or, check out our new Saturday Drop-By Hours!

 

Services include:

  • Individual Tutoring 
  • Email Feedback
  • Workshops
  • Handouts on Essay Writing and Grammar
  • Online Consultation via Net Tutor
  • Directed learning activities 

Tutoring hours:

  • Mondays -  9 am-6 pm
  • Tuesdays -  9 am-6 pm
  • Wednesdays -  9 am- 6 pm
  • Thursdays - 9 am-6 pm (and drop in hours, 11-2)
  • Fridays -  10-2 pm
  • Saturdays (drop in)- 11-3

mcwritingcenter@vcccd.edu
805-553-4850

Writing Center policies:

  • Arrive 5 minutes early to sign in.
  • Sessions are 45 minutes.
  • Students are limited to 1 session per day.
  • Students are limited to 2 appointments per week.
  • Students may request up to 12 appointments per semester.
  • A Writing Center Session Report will be sent to your instructor.
  • If a student arrives more than 10 minutes late, the appointment can be given to a drop-by student.

When you come in for an appointment:

  • Identify a goal for your consultation/tutoring session.
  • Bring your instructor's assignment guidelines (if working on a specific assignment) and use a google doc to share with tutor for online tutoring.
  • Remember that the consultant's/tutor’s goal is to help a student gain a greater understanding of writing or reading comprehension concepts and skills. The consultant is not permitted to edit (i.e. fix) a student's paper for the student or to complete homework for the student.

Individual Consultations (Tutoring)

The Writing Center has consultants available to work with students one-on-one on writing and study skills. These personalized consultations (i.e. tutoring sessions) are available to all currently enrolled Moorpark College students at no charge (see COL MO5 below).

Writing Center consultants will help students improve writing skills for courses across the curriculum (ex. English, Philosophy, Science, History etc), as well as for personal development or higher educational goals (ex. transfer/admission essays).

While appointments are often assignment driven, we recommend students come in as soon as they become aware of their writing or study/reading needs. The Writing Center consultants can help students discover ways to identify and clarify ideas, refine a topic, outline or map ideas, and develop the skills needed to work independently.

E-Mail Consultations

Students may send a question or an essay/paper to our e-mail at MCWritingCenter@vcccd.edu
Comments offer general feedback on issues you might want to address through your own revision and editing processes. 

When sending a paper/essay, please provide the following required information:

  • Your name and your student ID number
  • The name of the course and the professor's name
  • The type of assignment (examples: narrative essay, research paper, critique etc)
  • Any directions from the instructor about the requirements of the assignment (examples: 5 pages, MLA citation, use classical argument etc)
  • What concerns you might have or your questions about the paper

A consultant will provide brief comments and guiding questions on the essays in order to help students better understand their own grammatical needs and to pinpoint the areas within the writing that may need clarification. The Writing Center responds only ONE TIME per paper.

COL M05 "Supervised Tutoring Across the Curriculum"

To use tutoring services, students will be enrolled in COL M05, "Supervised Tutoring across the Curriculum." COL M05 is a 0 unit course. It is not graded.  It does not appear on transcripts.  It is free to all currently registered Moorpark College students.

 

Moorpark College is committed to providing an equal opportunity to students, employees, and the public, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or veteran status.  Please call (805) 553-4850 or see the catalog for more details.

Writing Center Learning Outcomes:

In support of the aims for Writing and Reading across the Curriculum (WRAC) at Moorpark College, the Writing Center prepares students to:

  • Identify their individual writing or reading comprehension strengths and weaknesses
  • Use the resources that support their acquisition of college-level syntax and academic literacy
  • Apply strategies for initiating the writing process including identifying or refining a topic, using pre-writing methods, applying an appropriate rhetorical strategy
  • Revise (structure, development, and flow) and edit (grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and format) to improve the quality of their work
  • Comprehend, analyze, and integrate source material in a method appropriate to their disciplines and adhering to ethical codes of source use

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