Learning Assistance Writing Center of Catawba Valley Community College. Need help with writing? This service is available to all CVCC curriculum students at no charge.
Do you need help with a writing assignment?
The Writing Center is located in CAD 234 (behind the circulation desk of the library/Learning Resource Center) to assist students with sentence structure, paragraph development, grammar problems, and organization. Students seeking assistance may utilize walk-in help or online tutoring through WebEx (schedules below) or submit papers through the Writing Center’s E-Help. All services are available to all CVCC curriculum students at no cost.
Writing Center Operating Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 AM-4:30 PM
Students must be logged into Microsoft Office 365 to access the Writing Center.
E-Help (Online Writing Assistance)
E-Help is an online writing assistance program that allows students to submit written assignments for review by an online tutor. Student submissions will be evaluated and returned within 36 hours, Monday through Thursday. All written submissions by students must be accompanied by a Help Request Form describing the assignment.
NOTE: Students must be logged into Microsoft Office 365 email to access the below form.
Click the above link or scan the QR code to get writing help.
This online writing assistance initiative has been extended to all current students enrolled in courses offered by CVCC through the Writing Center E-Help portal. Students will be able to submit first draft papers, as well as revisions, to an e-tutor for comments on grammar, sentence structure, usage, and organization. The e-help writing assistance program is not intended as an editing service. Students will be able to receive feedback about writing concerns that will help them to improve their personal writing skills. Typically, e-tutors are available Monday through Thursday to review papers. Students should allow more than 36 hours for a response to papers submitted on weekends. For the best level of response by the e-tutor, all essential information related to the writing assignment should be included in the Help Request Form. Students submitting papers with an excessive number of errors may be referred to the Writing Center.
Writing Center Learning Skills Specialists
Amy Haugh - Writing Center Coordinator who attended Appalachian State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in English-Secondary Education, Master's in Library Science, Sociology Certification, and Instructional Technology Certification. She also attended East Carolina University where she received a certification in Multicultural and Transnational Literature. Amy worked as a high school English teacher and Media Specialist before coming to work full-time as an English instructor for Catawba Valley Community College. She has taught Developmental English and ACA courses as well. In the Writing Center, she assists students in developing grammar, composition, and organizational skills for essays, research papers, and various writing assignments.
Phone: 828-327-7000, ext. 4710 (Office-CAD 217 and Writing Center)
Charlene Carpenter - Part-time Learning Skills Specialist who works in the Writing Center. She has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Charlene worked as a professional writer and account executive for a public relations firm for 18 years. She worked as a newspaper editor and reporter for newspapers in North and South Carolina. Charlene also does freelance writing for newspapers. In the Writing Center, she assists students in developing grammar, composition, and organizational skills for essays and research papers.
Phone: (828) 327-7000, ext. 4562 (Writing Center)