Sunday, June 7, 2015

Get a Head Start for Fall Semester!

Are You Ready for the English Placement Test?

Spending some time preparing for the AWE can help you place into a higher English class here at Mt. SAC. 

Give yourself a head start for fall semester by taking an AWE workshop at the Writing Center! 

The AWE workshop will help you by reviewing essay structure, teaching you brainstorming and planning techniques, and giving you some insight on what to expect during the AWE. 

So don't wait! Sign up for an AWE workshop at the WC today!
Monday 6/8 from 5-6:30
Tuesday 6/9 from 2-3:30
Monday 6/15 from 10-11:30
Tuesday 6/16 from 10-11:30
Wednesday 6/17 from 2-3:30
Thursday 6/18 from 3-4:30

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Writing Center is Open for One More Week!

Don't miss out on one last chance to visit the WC this semester!

Need an appointment? Go to 
or call (909) 274-5325.

Online tutoring is also available!
(First time using online tutoring? Register your account here.)

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Stop by for our final week of workshops!

Summer is right around the corner, but the Writing Center has an entire week of workshops to go!

Don't miss out on your last chance to attend a workshop for spring semester! 
  • In-Class Essay Writing, 10-11 am

  • Starting Your Research, 11-12:15 pm
  • Understanding Gerunds and Infinitives, 12-1 pm
  • Understanding Pronoun Agreement, 3:30-4:30 pm

  • Starting Your Research, 9:30-10:45 am
  • Conquering Commas, 10:30-11:30 am
  • How to Summarize, 1-2 pm
  • NoodleBib--Citations Made Easy4:30-5:15

  • In-Class Essay Writing5:30-6:30

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Learn to Love In-Class Essays

Don't let that final in-class essay get you in a panic.

Come to the Writing Center's 
In-class Essay Workshop
to learn tips and techniques to prepare you for your final writing exams. 

Tuesday (5/26), 11:00-12:00 pm
Wednesday (5/27), 2:00-3:00 pm
Thursday (5/28), 5:00-6:00 pm
Monday (6/1), 10:00-11:00 am
Thursday (6/4), 5:30-6:30 pm

Don't Forget to Proofread!

As you work on wrapping up your final papers and projects, don’t forget the last step before you hit “print”—proofreading!

Proofreading tips and techniques:
  1. Read your paper aloud or have someone read it to you.
  2. Print out a copy of your essay and read it with a pen in your hand. 
  3. Read it sentence-by-sentence backwards.
  4. Read with a focus on one particular issue at a time. 
  5. Set your paper aside for a few hours and proofread with fresh eyes.
  6. Come to a Writing Center workshop on grammar and punctuation to get practice identifying and editing grammar issues in your writing.

Don’t miss our last few grammar workshops of the semester!
  • Subject-Verb Agreement: Tuesday (5/26) from 3-4 pm
  • Fragments, Run-Ons, & Comma Splices: Wednesday (5/27) from 10:30-11:30 am
  • Commas: Thursday (5/28) from 12-1 pm, & Wednesday (6/3) from 10:30-11:30 am
  • Gerunds & Infinitives: Tuesday (6/2) from 12-1 pm
  • Pronoun Agreement: Tuesday (6/2) from 3:30-4:30 pm

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Tis the Season to Write a Research Paper!

Are you working on a research paper for one of your classes? Learn some tips to make the process easier at one of the Writing Center’s Research Paper Workshops!

Quick Reading Strategies
Monday 5/18 from 10:00-11:00
Thursday 5/21 from 2:30-3:30

Starting Your Research
Tuesday 6/2 from 11:00-12:15
Wednesday 6/3 from 9:30-10:45

Mastering MLA
Monday 5/18 from 1-2
Tuesday 5/19 from 6-7
Thursday 5/21 from 10-11

APA Style
Tuesday 5/19 from 1:30-2:30

How to Quote and Paraphrase
Friday 5/22 from 1:30-11:30

Noodle Bib
Monday 5/18 from 5:15-6:00
Thursday 5/21 from 3:30-4:15
Friday 5/29 from 1:30-2:15
Wednesday 6/3 from 4:30-5:15

What is Noodle Bib????

Are you a busy student with lots of projects and papers due at the end of the semester? Make your research process easier with Noodle Bib! 

Noodle Bib is a service, free to Mt. SAC students, that can help you stay organized as you work on you final projects of the semester. 

Take notes for each source with the note-cards feature. 
Save multiple projects from multiple classes all in one place.

With a free Noodle Bib account you can.... 
  • Create notes and annotations for each of your sources.
  • Save links to your sources so you can easily find them later. 
  • Generate a works cited page as you go! 
  • Save all your notes and projects in a cloud account.
  • Export your work to Google Docs or Microsoft Word when you're ready to print.
To get started, go to the Noodle Bib Start Up Page or check out one of our Noodle Bib workshops!

Noodle Bib at the Writing Center
Monday 5/18 from 5:15-6:00
Thursday 5/21 from 3:30-4:15
Friday 5/29 from 1:30-2:15
Wednesday 6/3 from 4:30-5:15