MCC's Writing Center provides assistance to MCC students with writing projects in courses across the curriculum. The Writing Center's goal is to help students become stronger, more flexible and more independent writers. Since we are here to help create better writers, the Writing Center emphasizes the entire writing process, not just “cleaning up” final drafts. Our writing center consultants will help you understand your assignment; generate, develop and organize your ideas; engage with and document source material; revise and polish your drafts and more.
Writing Center consultants will not edit students’ papers for them; instead, consultants will work side by side with writers, look for patterns of error and assist students in addressing these errors. Although we will not send you away with editing marks or corrections on your writing, we will try to help you become a more independent, confident writer who can identify and correct your own errors.
Schedule an AppointmentAppointments are 30 to 50 minutes in length. Please call 989-328-2111, Ext. 261, to schedule an appointment in Sidney or 616-754-7706, option 7, to schedule an appointment in Greenville. You may also use Starfish to schedule an appointment or drop by our locations during posted hours to see if a consultant is available.
Preparing for a ConsultationPlease bring your assignment sheet and any ideas, notes, drafts or other relevant materials. Also, please be prepared to take an active role in your session, and let the writing consultant know your concerns and what you would like to focus on.
PoliciesReview the Writing Center policies for scheduling appointments, student conduct, proof of visits and handling of plagiarized assignments.
creative writing contestMCC's Creative Writing Contest is an opportunity for students to win prizes for writing creative poetry, fiction and non-fiction. First- and second-place entries are entered in the statewide Liberal Arts Network for Development (LAND) Creative Writing Contest for community college students, where prizes range from $50 to $150.
Student ResourcesMCC's Writing Center has compiled a list of resources to help students with the writing process.
We appreciate instructors' efforts to encourage their students to visit the Writing Center, and we have several resources available to support your efforts.