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Writing Center

Submit your paper to the Online Writing Lab for Feedback or meet with one of our Live Online Writing Tutors!

Online Writing Lab

Writing tutors provide support for English, ESL, Spanish, reading, study skills, and any writing assignment for any course. Our tutors will help you to understand your assignment, develop a thesis statement, organize sentences and paragraphs, learn grammar, and much more. We also help with speeches, essays and personal statements for scholarships, and essays for transfer applications.

Live Writing Tutoring

Live writing tutors are available to assist you with any stage of the writing process. In particular, we recommend meeting with a live writing tutor during the early stages of the writing process. Meet with a live online writing tutor by clicking on the Online Tutoring Room link from the PC.LearningCommons.Students Canvas course. Visit the Online Tutoring website for more information.

Writing Lab Submissions

You may also submit your paper for feedback through our Online Writing Lab (click here for a tutorial). Just click on the Online Writing Lab link from the PC.LearningCommons.Students Canvas course for directions on how to submit your paper. There is no limit on the number of papers you submit in a semester.

You will be asked to submit 2 different files:

  • File 1) Your Instructor's Directions
  • File 2) Your Written Assignment

Your writing tutor will provide feedback by responding to the following questions:

  • Does the writing meet the instructor's assignment expectations?
  • Does the writing meet the instructor's format requirements?
  • Does the writing follow a clear and successful structure?
  • What are the writer's strengths?
  • How can the writer improve?

Tutors will respond within 24 hours on weekdays and within 48 hours on weekends. You will receive a notification when feedback is submitted through your Maricopa email address. You can also view feedback by clicking on "Grades" from the course.

Research Help

Need assistance on researching for your writing assignment? PC Library offers Research Coaches, 24/7 chat with a librarian, and research guides to help you with your research paper. Click here for additional information on PC Library’s Research Help.