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.
WRITING CENTER MISSION STATEMENT
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.
WRITING CENTER POLICIES
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.
Student’s writings and papers will be held in confidence, unless you grant written permission to others. As an author, you – and only you- remain responsible for your writings.
Writing Center FAQs
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.