The Writing Center's objectives are to enhance students’ academic English skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking by providing the strategies and resources for students’ success. Students and any member of the NHCC community may visit for guidance on academic papers, research projects, scholarship applications, college admission essays, creative writing, grammar and editing, in general. Visits are one-on-one and focus on empowering students with the tools needed to improve their skills. Tutors do not edit or proofread but assist students in understanding how to better their academic capabilities by identifying strengths and weaknesses as well as guiding them through the process of determining when and how to make modifications.
If you would like to visit with a peer or professional tutor, it is best to make an appointment on Tutor Trac to ensure there is someone available to assist you. While drop-ins are available, there is the risk that tutors will be working with other students or are not staffed during the time that best works with your schedule; therefore, we highly encourage you to make an appointment.
Some of the topics tutors are able to help you with include:
- Interpreting assignments
- Organizing ideas
- Developing ideas
- Understanding grammar and punctuation
- Citing sources
- Using appropriate language
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Writing Center Mini-Sessions
Would you like to improve your academic English skills? Is English your second language? If you answered "Yes!" to either one of these questions, you could become a more successful student by taking one of the Writing Center's Mini Sessions. Mini-sessions are offered during fall and spring semesters.
Click here to view a complete list of mini-session topics, dates, and times.
Writing Center Workshops
9/14 at 1:00 : Creating Effective Thesis Statements
9/28 at 1:00: Eliminating Fragments
10/5 at 1:00: Correcting Run-ons
11/2 at 1:00: MLA Citation
11/9 at 1:00: MLA vs. APA Citation