Mission

The Titan Writing Center’s central mission is to provide students, faculty and staff with a safe, non-evaluative writing environment that fosters understanding of and a critical reflection on writing. The Center provides the following:

  • For students: Quality instruction and resources for writing across the disciplines.
  • For Faculty and Staff: Instructional support, resource support, and professional development opportunities.

The Center serves as a hub for campus conversations about writing, while providing opportunities for the CCTC community to engage in independent, versatile and effective writing, reading and thinking.

The Titan Writing Center Offerings

To advance the goals of our mission, the Writing Center offers the following services:

  • In-class orientation to The Writing Center
  • One-on-one consultations for writers on projects in any discipline
  • Workshops in academic and professional writing (both in the Center and in the classroom)
  • Workshops walking through the writing process, from prewriting to final revisions
  • Handouts and Reference Works on Academic Writing
  • Teaching support for faculty with a focus on writing pedagogy
  • Collaborations with students, faculty and staff focused around writing

A Titan Writing Center Tutorial Session

A typical Writing Center tutorial session lasts anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes, depending on the needs of the client.

Sessions can cover any of the following:

  • Academic essays
  • Speeches
  • Application letters
  • Personal statements
  • Group writing projects

Sessions regarding the writing process may include goals such as:

  • Understanding the assignment
  • Choosing and narrowing a topic
  • Developing a thesis statement
  • Generating ideas for support and development
  • Organizing ideas
  • Researching and documenting sources
  • Drafting
  • Revising and editing
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Creating multimodal presentations
  • Reviewing speech presentations

Expectations of Writing Center Clients:

For tutorial sessions, clients are expected to:

  • Keep appointments
  • Come to the session prepared, ready to participate
  • Generate ideas pertaining to their own work
  • Retain responsibility for their own work

Expectations for Tutors:

For tutorial sessions, tutors are expected to:

  • Give clients their undivided attention
  • Initiate the consultation through generative questions and lines of inquiry
  • Provide instruction as needed
  • Provide direct feedback that addresses clients’ intentions and concerns
  • Help set goals with the client on what the next step in the writing process is

Additionally, a tutor will never write on a client’s paper, perform editing and revision tasks or offer an evaluative insight on the assignment.

Contact us:

Main Campus, Building M100, Room M101
titanwritingcenter@cctech.edu