|Books:||3 weeks (renewable)|
|Videos (VHS/DVDs):||1 week (renewable)|
The library has AV equipment available for faculty use. Instructors may stop in at the library or call x1561 to make reservations for laptop use, LCD projectors, CD/Tape Players, cameras, and TV/VCR/DVD units. All borrowed equipment should not leave the building.
The Writing Center, now located at the Learning Commons in room 100, offers students an opportunity to discuss and refine their writing skills employed in various College curricula through one-on-one sessions with qualified writing consultants. Students will develop self-confidence as writers and have a better understanding of the writing process.
The Writing Center is also a resource for all faculty who desire classroom instruction in various writing topics, such as research and documentation. For students, Writing Center sponsored workshops are offered throughout the year.
For more information or to schedule a one-on-one appointment, please visit the Learning Commons in Room 100. You may also contact one of our Support Staff at (603) 578-8900, extension 1453.
The Learning Commons Writing Center at Nashua Community College strives to assist enrolled students become more confident writers and to increase their understanding of the writing process. The Writing Center offers each student an opportunity to discuss and refine their writing skills employed in various College curricula.
All NCC and Granite State students are welcomed to use the Writing Center. All of our staff members are committed to treating you with respect and will work with you as a unique writer.
Each student will need to assume personal responsibilities for his/her own work. To facilitate student learning we ask that each student adhere to the following policies. The Writing Center expects students to:
Spend an adequate amount of time doing their writing and revising.
Prepare ahead of time and not wait until the due date of their paper to seek writing assistance.
Come to each session with ideas, questions and to participate as an active learner
Bring two copies of your draft or paper and a class assignment description
Cancel an appointment in advance as repeated no-shows may result in the loss of scheduled Writing Center appointments for the remainder of the semester.
Writing Consultants will encourage you, the student, to participate in the review and revision process during each session. However, writing conferences are:
Not a drop-off or proofreading service
Not responsible for your grades or instructor comments
Not a place where papers are written for you.
Who is welcome? All NCC students who want assistance with the writing process are encouraged to make an appointment with a writing consultant.
What happens here? One-to-one conferencing on: topic choice, focus, organization development, grammar and style. Also, conferencing can focus on research papers, technical reports and other projects.
How can I access it? Visit The Learning Commons, Room 100, to sign-up for a 30-minute appointment.
Who is on the staff of the Writing Center? The Writing Center is staffed by experienced English instructors.
When should I use the Writing Center? As soon as you have been given a writing assignment by any professor or you want to brainstorm a topic; come in and schedule an appointment.
What should I bring to my appointment? Come prepared with the assignment and course syllabus. Bring a completed Writing Center conference form which you will get when you sign-up for an appointment. If you have already completed some brainstorming, bring your notes and any outlines you have begun.
Can I drop my paper off at the Center and pick it up after the consultant edits it? Part of the visit to the Center is to learn more about the writing process and how you can improve as a writer. It is important for you to interact and participate in the review and editing process: therefore you cannot simply drop your paper off.
Is there a fee for using the Writing Center? No. The Writing Center is free-of-charge for enrolled NCC students.
Revising, Editing, & Proofing
Grading Rubric for a Research Paper
Sample Works Cited Page
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Essay Organization & Writing
APA and MLA Citation Guides
Format for MLA Paper
|How are services requested?||Students do not have to request||Students must request|
|Who provides, arranges, and pays for assessment?||High School||Student|
|Is parental involvement allowed?||Yes||Only with student's written permission|
|Are there Special Education Services (including modified courses or instruction, personal or educational aides, behavioral modifications, and specialized tutoring)?||Yes||No|
|How are instructors informed?||School personnel inform teachers||Students inform instructors|
|College students decide when, if, and to whom they disclose a disability. Most students choose to do so upon entering. Students often do not need accommodations (academic adjustments) in all of their courses. Accommodations are not effective until college reasonable accommodation plans (RAP) are developed and copies distributed to instructors.|
Be your own advocate. Ask questions. Listen to replies. Make notes.
|ASK WHEN YOU APPLY||MEET WITH DISABILITY COORDINATOR BEFORE COURSES BEGIN||MEET WITH YOUR ADVISOR AND INSTRUCTORS|
|Who do I contact for disability support?||Find out what documentation is required and obtain it.||Meet your academic advisor as soon as possible, perhaps even before classes begin. Give your advisor a copy of your RAP.|
|Are any entrance or course placement tests required? If so, how do I arrange accommodations for them?||Review your documentation with the disability coordinator.||Meet with instructors privately and early. (Accommodations are not retroactive.) Give each a copy of your RAP when you discuss your needs and arrange for accommodations.|
|Are there foreign language requirements?||Develop a Reasonable Accommodation Plan (RAP).||Use the course syllabus wisely. A syllabus generally includes: course objectives, office location and hours, text and supplies needed, attendance/homework policy, and grading/testing information.|
|Do you have a specialized program for students with disabilities? If so, what does it cost and how can I apply?||Seek advice about course content, instructors, and scheduling.|
|Learn how to deliver your RAP to your instructors and academic advisor.|
|Practice what you will say to your instructors and academic advisor.|
It is the mission of the Community College System of New Hampshire's Disability Services to provide equal education access, opportunities, and experiences to all qualified students with documented disabilities who register with the college's Disability Services office. Reasonable accommodations are provided to students to allow them to achieve at a level limited only by their abilities and not by their disabilities. Assistance is provided in a collaborative way to help students develop strong and effective independent learning and self-advocacy skills, as they assume responsibilities for reaching their academic goals.
Nashua Community College does not discriminate in the administration of its admission and educational programs, activities or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, handicap, veteran status, sexual orientation, or marital status.