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Help with Writing

The online Writing Center is open for the summer using the Zoom platform.

Monday–Friday:  9:15 AM–3:15 PM and 4:35–9:00 PM

Saturday: 10:30 AM–3:15 PM

Tutoring at the Writing Center is now by appointment; it’s not a walk-in center. But getting a tutoring session at the Writing Center is simple and easy. To get a tutoring appointment, all you need to do is log into My LaGuardia, scroll down, and click the red Writing Center Appointment button on the lower right side.

Students must be on time for appointments, and after five minutes, appointments may be given to students on the Wait List. The Wait List is also online and appears when appointments for a period are filled; students who put their names on the Wait List come to the Writing Center and wait to see if there are openings because of students who do not keep their appointments.

Several pointers to keep in mind:

  • Answer the prompts in order
  • On the drop-down menu of tutors, click on any tutor; we’ll assign you appropriately when you get to the Writing Center
  • Phone numbers should not include any spaces or dashes between the numbers
  • You may skip the Comments box

After you've made your appointment:

  • Before your actual appointment, register for Zoom at Zoom.us. It’s absolutely free and very quick.
  • At the time of your appointment, be sure to check in by sending an email to WCLab@lagcc.cuny.edu so that we know that you’re here. Minutes later a tutor will contact you for your session.
  • You can request a particular tutor in your check-in email. If you don’t get that tutor, either the tutor was not on duty or already had a student.
  • Be sure you know your teacher’s first and last name so that your tutor can send a session report to the right person.
  • You still have to be on time, and as always, after the first five minutes your appointment may be given to someone on the Wait List.
  • If you are on the Wait List, also as always, you still must check in on time. After the first five minutes of the period, you’ll get an email either inviting you to an appointment or telling you that all the appointments are full and that you should sign up for a later time.

The Writing Center offers individualized (1:1 and 2:1) tutoring on any aspect of any phase of writing, including:

  • finding or narrowing a focus
  • working out an outline or writing plan
  • developing paragraphs
  • using quotes and citation appropriately
  • zeroing in on specific grammar issues
  • reviewing a finished piece before submission
  • revising graded work

The Writing Center offers professional tutoring for a wide range of writing for any academic course or other writing purpose, such as personal statements and essays for scholarships and transfer applications.

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