Writing Center

 

Welcome to the RRCC Writing Center!

 

RRCC students have a choice of two different tutoring options:

  1. Both Lakewood and Arvada campuses have face-to-face tutoring available. When making your appointment, make sure you select your desired campus for the session. Be sure to bring your assignment sheet and any progress you have made on your assignment.
  2. We only offer ASYNCHRONOUS online tutoring, meaning you will not see a tutor at the time of the appointment but instead uploading your assignment sheet and composition to the appointment form. You will receive notice of tutor feedback on your composition within 36 hours. If this is the option you prefer, make sure you select "online tutoring" when making your appointment/logging in.

Learn more about scheduling an appointment here.

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Our mission

Red Rocks Community College’s Writing Center is committed to helping students learn to write with more confidence and versatility. Our tutors are available to work with students in any subject area to improve their writing skills, offering them strategies and resources for succeeding in any kind of writing assignment.

Our tutors work one-on-one with students in every stage of the writing process, from planning to drafting, revision, and editing. The aim of the Writing Center is to focus on the process of developing more confident and competent writers, rather than to help perfect the end product of a writing assignment.

The Writing Center is open to RRCC students, faculty, and staff interested in improving their writing.

Tutors will help students with any type of writing project:

  • Essays
  • Research papers
  • Response assignments
  • Multimedia project/Digital writing
  • Works cited/Annotated bibliographies
  • Creative writing (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction)
  • Reports
  • Case studies
  • Presentations
  • Scholarship essays/Personal statements
  • Résumés/Cover letters

Tutors will help students in any of the college departments:

  • To understand the assignment
  • To brainstorm ideas and form a working thesis statement
  • To determine an appropriate structure
  • To improve detailing, expansion, and development of the assignment
  • To identify patterns of grammar, usage, and punctuation errors
  • To identify slang or colloquial language
  • To consider stylistic improvements (repetitions/structure/vocabulary)
  • To use a consistent and appropriate point of view (person) for the assignment
  • To learn methods of documentation, i.e. MLA, APA, Chicago
  • To revise by their instructors’ directions
  • To write resumes, cover letters, and business communication
  • To construct college entrance and scholarship application essays

Policies

  • The Writing Center is available to registered RRCC students and RRCC employees.
  • Tutoring sessions are limited to 30 minutes.
  • Students are limited to one session per day for each writing project, and to no more than two sessions per day.
  • Students can see a tutor up to three times for each project.
  • We require that students bring a printed copy of their writing unless they are working on a multimedia or digital writing assignment.
  • We strongly advise students to bring their instructor’s writing assignment with them to the tutoring session, and any writing (drafts, outlines, etc.) they have already done on the assignment.