If you are working on an essay, research paper, report, speech, resume, application, cover letter, scholarship essay, a piece of personal writing, or any type of written assignment... You've come to the right place!
Whether you don't completely understand the assignment, you are just getting started with the brainstorming or outlining, you're stuck with writer's block, or you are almost finished and need one last readover - the Writing Center can help!
The Writing Center is a free tutorial service where students can receive assistance with any type of writing assignment during any stage of the process! Visit a Writing Center either face-to-face, virtually (online with video and audio), or submit your completed essay for written feedback. The centers do take walk-in appointments if a tutor is available, but, if you can, try to reserve a session slot ahead of time using the specific center's scheduling portal.
See the tutorial videos below to learn how to schedule, edit, or cancel an appointment as well as how to attend an online appointment. Also see below for the different center locations, contact information, and specific links for each center's schedule.
Watch this easy-to-follow tutorial video to learn how to schedule an online Writing Center appointment!
Watch this easy-to-follow tutorial video to learn how to schedule a written feedback appointment!
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If you enjoy writing, reading, working hands on with problem-solving, helping others, or all of the above - you could join the Writing Center team!
There are different options for students who want to become trained peer tutors. If you are interested in work study, Honors contracts, or even volunteering your time for community service or some extra credit - visit the center on your campus and talk with the coordinator or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to answer any of your questions!
The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) contains easy to navigate explanations of MLA, APA, and Chicago style. Included are sample papers to demonstrate formatting and in-depth explanations of how to cite from different types of sources.
The Hinds Writing Centers are here for you!
Click the name of the center below that best applies to you to get started!
Although only the Raymond, Jackson ATC, Vicksburg, Rankin, Utica centers are listed above, students can still utilize the online services with any center. Students at the Nursing/Allied Health Center are encouraged to use the Jackson ATC Writing Center for online or face-to-face assistance.
For online appointments, just open your yellow appointment "box" at the time of your session and click "start or join online consultation". Make sure you have headphones or minimal noise around you and Wi-Fi.
For written feedback appointments, attach your essay to the appointment along with any other assignment information the tutor may need. You will get an email once they have reattached the feedback to the appointment.
Raymond Writing Center:
Bethani England, MA, District Director
McLendon Library, Room 222A
JATC Writing Center:
Alissa Elliot, MFA, Coordinator
Bivins Hall, Room 129
Vicksburg Writing Center:
Dr. Chad Chisholm, Coordinator
Joe Loviza Multipurpose Building, Room 60
Rankin Writing Center:
Dr. Carmen Abston, Coordinator
George Wynne Hall, Room 212
Utica Writing Center:
DeShanna Dixon, MS, Coordinator
George E. Barnes Technology Building, Room 203-C
Hinds Community College Writing Center