The Writing Center

The A-B Tech Writing Center offers students tutoring appointments for free assistance with writing assignments in any curriculum. Tutors provide help with any stage of the writing process, from interpreting prompts to incorporating and documenting sources. Appointments emphasize revision strategies needed to write successfully for any audience, occasion, or purpose. The service also offers Revision Is Simply Essential (RISE) walk-in sessions for improving papers that have received a failing grade. RISE sessions offer a review of fundamentals of grammar, usage, and paragraph construction. The Writing Center, located in Locke Library, is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In addition to on-campus services, the Writing Center provides free remote tutoring sessions via Skype for students at A-B Tech Madison, A-B Tech South, and A-B Tech Woodfin, as well as for students in online courses. A free online mailbox service is available 24/7 for written comments on drafts, with a 24- to 48-hour turnaround Sunday through Thursday and a 48- to 72- hour turnaround on Fridays, Saturdays, and campus holidays.

Main campus face-to-face sessions can be reserved at the “Schedule an Appointment” link on the Writing Center’s webpage. For more information about the Writing Center, including instructor referrals for the RISE resource and preparation for Skype appointments, call the reception desk at 828-398-7218.