The Writing Center is Online!

The Writing Center provides an online service for students enrolled in online and hybrid (O or Y section) courses.

If you are enrolled in an online or hybrid course, you can work with a Writing Center tutor by following a few easy steps:

Send an e-mail--from your A-B Tech student e-mail account--with a brief explanation of the kind of help you need with a paper or other writing project to writingcenter@abtech.edu.  Please note that the Writing Center cannot accept submissions sent from personal or business e-mail accounts. 

When you send your e-mail, be sure to include the following information to help us track your progress and share with your instructor your efforts to improve your writing:

  • your name as it appears in college records;
  • your A-B Tech student ID;
  • the name and section of the course in which you received your writing assignment (e.g. ACA 115, YD7; BTC 270, EYD1; ENG 111, YN1; SOC 210, O1; etc.);
  • your instructor’s name;
  • guidelines for your assignment;
  • a focused question or two about your draft.

Email subject line: Suggestions for revising _____________(include writing assignment topic—e.g. Annotated Bibliography on Maslow)

If you want the tutor to give you specific comments on a draft, put your Word 2013 or Rich Text document (or a section of it) in an attachment, making sure that your e-mail explains what kind of help you want.  Please understand that our tutors are asked not to proofread or edit papers; instead, they will help you find patterns of error and specific weaknesses in your writing, and they will give you suggestions for revision so that you can develop confidence in your own editing and proofreading skills.

Turnaround Times for Online Help

PLEASE NOTE: In the interest of serving all students who request help with their writing, tutors are asked to limit online sessions to 45 minutes, so you will want to focus your request. Sundays through Thursdays, you can anticipate a turnaround time of 24 to 48 hours.  During busy periods, responses may take up to 72 hours, especially if you submit your request on a Friday or Saturday; so you will want to plan ahead.

Help us to serve you better!

We want to make your time in the Writing Center productive and pleasant so that you will look forward to visiting us again and so that you will recommend us to others. Thank you for taking a few minutes to complete this survey. The results will help our tutors understand the Writing Center experience from the student’s point of view.
Click here to go to the Student Survey.

 

 

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