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Writing Center Online Assistance

The Writing Center is located in the Arts & Sciences Building, Room 202.

To request an on-line appointment, please follow the e-mail link below.  Online appointments must be scheduled via email.  We will do our best to process your request as quickly as possible.  However, due to high demand, we ask that you give us up to 48 hours to respond.


Providing assistance to LCC students with writing projects in courses across the curriculum.

Is an online appointment right for you? Considerations before scheduling an online appointment:

  • Do you have stable internet access?
  • Are you familiar with Desire2Learn, or have you completed an online course at LCC?
  • Do you live a considerable distance from campus that makes coming in for a face-to-face appointment impractical?

If you feel an online appointment is right for you, here's what to expect:

  • A scheduled, 50 minute appointment with an attentive Peer Writing Assistant
  • A live, online interactive chat about your writing via Desire2Learn

"Visits to the Writing Center gave me one-on-one guidance that enhanced my understanding of the writing process. A better understanding of the writing process brought me the confidence to explore my writing potential."

- John Worthy, Human Services Major

A Peer Writing Assistant (PWA) will be available to work with you on your writing during regular Writing Center business hours.  (See the Hours and Appointments page.)

The PWA will be able to help you with brainstorming ideas, generating a rough draft, polishing your writing, and developing more effective strategies for writing. (PWAs will not edit your papers for you.)

Please remember, it may be easier and more effective to visit The Writing Center in person for assistance with some concerns (eg. MLA/APA documentation). To set up a face-to-face session on campus in The Writing Center, call (517) 483-1907 or stop by 202 Arts & Sciences. For more information, visit the Hours page.

Now the important part! Scheduling an online appointment:

1.   Send us an e-mail message up to one week in advance to schedule a meeting time. (If your request is not submitted during normal Writing Center business hours, it will take longer to process.) Instead of using this hyperlink to send us a message, you can send it directly to writingctr@email.lcc.edu. In your message, it is important that you provide the following information accurately and completely.  (Note: It may be easiest to simply copy the following into your message):

  • Full Name (First/Last):
  • Course for which you are requiring assistance (Please provide course code, i.e. WRIT 121):
  • What days and times during regular Writing Center business hours are you available to meet with us? (Writing Center business hours for fall and spring semesters are: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday.  See the Hours and Appointments page for summer business hours.)
  • Telephone number (in case we have technical difficulties):
  • TUID (technology user ID):

Please note that failure to provide accurate or complete information will create a delay in setting up your appointment. Double check to be sure you've provided everything required above!

2.   You will then receive a message back confirming your meeting time OR asking you to select another day/time if a writing assistant is not available during the times you've requested.

3.   In the confirmation message, you will receive instructions for uploading your paper into the Writing Center's Desire2Learn Group site and how to access our chat room for your appointment.

Due to limited staff availability, we might not be able to accommodate every request for on-line assistance. However, we are eager to assist you with your writing needs. Please feel free to contact us for more information about online availability.

Arts and Sciences at Lansing Community College

Arts and Sciences Division
Arts and Sciences Bldg, Room 202
Phone: (517) 483-1907
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