Writing Center

The Writing Center

What is it?

The Writing Center+ is a free service where trained professional and peer Writing Coaches act as a practice audience and support Lane Community College students in their reading, speaking, and writing development. 

Where is it?

The Writing Center+ is in Center 211 in Tutor Central. 

When is it open? 

Fall, Winter, and Spring Term Hours

  • On Lane's main campus, visit Monday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
  • At the Mary Spilde Downtown Center, visit us in DCA 218 Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
  • ESL students, contact us for other hours in Titan Court.

Summer Term Hours

  • On Lane's main campus, visit Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
  • At Titan Court, ESL students can arrange weekly appointments on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Online - All Year

  • Enroll in CRN 11597 for free, and use the Online Writing Coach Feedback (see more information below).

How can I get online tutoring?

Want someone else to look over your writing projects but don’t have time or resources to see us in person? Go to myLane, and add/register for CRN 11597. It’s free!

  • Within a few hours, go to Moodle. You should see the Writing Center listed under My Courses.
  • Click on the Writing Center course, and scroll down to Online Writing Coach Feedback: Click Here.
  • Read the instructions for attaching your papers and receiving feedback. Drafts submitted between 12:00 p.m. (noon) Sunday and 9:00 a.m. Friday will receive feedback within 24 hours. Drafts submitted between 9:01 a.m. Friday and 11:59 a.m. Sunday will receive feedback the following Monday. 

Do I need to make an appointment? 

No, you can drop in any time we are open. We work on a first-come, first-serve basis, so making an appointment guarantees you will see a Writing Coach. Make an appointment by using our Writing Coach Appointment Link. Note: use your Lane Gmail account sign-in to access the appointment link. 

When you visit, please

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  • Bring a copy of your assignment. 
  • Plan for 30 minutes with a Writing Coach.
  • Sign in to the computer.

What can I get help with?

Writing Coaches can help with all stages of a writing project from making decisions about what type of project to create to organizing ideas and citing sources. We do not proofread, but we do assist you in finding, learning about, and fixing individual error patterns.

We also help students with reading for assignments and projects and with speaking and listening tasks. During coaching sessions, we may help you use resources like those found on our Writing Resources Links page or Pinterest collection--check them out!

Come in and explore the Writing Center+

The Micheal Rose Writing Loft

The Michael Rose Writing Loft is a multipurpose student and faculty resource space for communication- and writing-related activities, including finding a quiet space to write or grade, attending/providing communication and writing workshops, conferencing with students, meeting to discuss pedagogy, and more.

The Reading Nook, Speech Prep area, and Maker Space are available on a first-come, first-serve basis whenever the door is open. A Writing and Communication Coach will staff the space and be available for drop-in support on MWF afternoons and at other times as requested.

For spring 2018, the Writing Loft will be open from (M 12-4, T 9:30-12:30, W 12:00-4, Th 2-4, F 12-2). Outside of these hours, it is available for request with at least a week's notice.

The main area of the Writing Loft is available to college employees for communication and writing-related activities. If you would like to use the Writing Loft, please fill out this form. We will evaluate your request within 24 hours.