Academics

Writing Center

Do you need some extra writing help?

The HCC Writing Center is a free service for students, faculty, and staff of HCC. We offer assistance and guidance with written assignments and projects in a variety of academic disciplines. Our writing consultants and trained student tutors can help with . . .

  • The writing process stages (prewriting, discovery drafting, revising, editing/proofreading, and publishing) 
  • References and citations
  • Annotated bibliographies
  • Research strategies

The Writing Center consultants and tutors can also assist students, faculty, and staff discover an array of helpful online writing resources.

When is the Writing Center open?

Writing Center Hours for Spring 2014

Where is the Writing Center located?

The Center is located in the Administration Bldg., Room AD205. If your schedule does not permit you to visit during regular hours, contact Bill Gary at 270-831-9638, or Janet McMullin at 270-831-9640, to make arrangements to meet with a writing consultant or peer tutor at a mutually convenient time.

Writing Center Staff

Writing Consultants: Sharon Burton, Dave Fritts, Bill Gary, Lilia Joy, and Susan Thurman
Peer Tutors: Gavin Gaddis and Benny Junker

How are papers submitted for consultation?

Students may submit their papers to the Writing Center before consulting the Writing Center staff. Please email your work as an attachment, with “Writing Consultation” in the subject line. Inside the message, please include . . .
(1) Questions or concerns you have about your work
(2) A description of the assignment or purpose of the work
(3) A time you would like to meet with a Writing Center staff member (please see schedule)

Send your writing consultation request at least 24 hours prior to your requested time. A writing consultant will acknowledge the receipt of your work and confirm a time for your consultation session. A writing consultant or tutor will review your work in advance to make the upcoming consultation time more effective.

Note: The Writing Center does not provide electronic feedback. You will need to come to an in-person consultation session to discuss your writing assignment or project.

Do you want to work in the Writing Center?

Students who have completed ENG101 and ENG102 with a B or an A and qualify for a work-study program (fill out an application with the Financial Aid office) are welcome to apply as a peer tutor. The Writing Center staff will train you. For more information, contact Bill Gary at or at 270-831-9638.