From skilled labor to the corporate ladder, employers consistently rank one skill as a top priority: written communication. Our writing centers can help you learn the skills to not only rock your college composition paper but also excel in your career.
Rev up your writing
Whether you are a beginner or highly skilled, you can improve your writing and enter the classroom or workforce with confidence by working with a writing expert at one of our five writing centers.
Our skilled tutors can help whether you’re constructing a sentence or putting the finishing touches on a 10-page paper. Conveniently located on each campus and the South County Education Center, our writing centers help you gain confidence in writing research papers, lab reports, admissions essays for four-year universities and more. We can help you:
- Find a topic to write about
- Narrow your topic
- Brainstorm ideas
- Focus your thesis and generate support for your paper
- Organize your thoughts on paper
- Shape your rough draft for a particular audience
- Develop your ideas
- Determine grammar error patterns and learn how to fix these mistakes
Stop by to meet with a tutor today.
Our goal is to help you become a strong and independent writer. Instead of editing your papers for you, our tutors will teach you how to recognize and correct your own mistakes. We are happy to help you brush up your grammar skills and proofreading strategies, so come to our writing centers ready to learn.
No appointment, no problem
We know writer’s block doesn’t call in advance; that’s why walk-in services are offered at certain writing centers. Check below to see when tutoring is available on your campus.
Welcome to the writing center at our Florissant Valley campus.
This center offers free walk-in (no appointment needed), personal help for all writing issues from grammatical and sentence-level to organization, research and citation.
IR-206 (Library 2nd Floor)
8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
Interesssion May 15- June 1:
8 a.m. - 5:30 Monday and Wednesday
9 a.m. - 5:30 Tuesday and Thursday
10 a.m. -2 p.m. Friday
8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday
For more information, call 314-513-4474.
Welcome to the writing center at our Forest Park campus.
No matter where you are in the writing process, the professional tutors in the Forest Park writing center are here to help you become a stronger writer.
Forest Park Library
9 a.m.-7 p.m Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday
For more information, contact Ellen Usher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-644-9363.
Welcome to the writing center at our Meramec campus, proudly serving STLCC students since 1965.
Our professional writing specialists are dedicated to helping you become a stronger, more independent writer. We offer constructive feedback in a comfortable environment, at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to final draft. You never need an appointment; just drop in.
8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday (3 week intersession)
10 a.m.-1 p.m. & 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday
The writing center offers 12 laptops for student to borrow and complimentary printing for up to 10 pages. We also have copies of the most commonly used textbooks for English courses taught at Meramec available for your use. If you cannot come to the center in person, we offer online assistance as well.
For more information, call or email us at CWC@stlcc.edu
Welcome to the writing center at our Wildwood campus.
This center offers walk-in, personal help for all writing questions from grammar to research and citation.
Library, 2nd floor
Fall & Spring:
9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday & Wednesday
Online Writing Center
Receive feedback and suggestions from our writing center staff, even if you’re unable to make it in. Submit your work here and our tutors will review during normal writing center hours.
From more information, call 636-422-2017.
The following links are PDF handouts that provide information on a variety of grammar and writing topics.
APA Style Guide
Chicago Style Guide
- Active and Passive Voice
- Active vs. Linking Verbs
- Basic Comma Usage
- Choosing the Right Pronoun and Who or Whom
- Comma Splices and Run-On Sentences
- Commas Three Simple Rules
- Commonly Confused Words
- Complex Sentences
- Compound Sentences
- Compound-Complex Sentences
- Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
- Induction vs. Deduction
- Italics vs. Quotation Marks in Titles
- Parts of a Sentence
- Parts of Speech
- Prepositional Phrases
- Pronoun and Antecedent Agreement
- Pronoun Consistency
- Punctuating Compound Complex Sentences
- Quotation Marks in Research
- Quotations Marks in Dialogue
- Replacing "To be" Verbs
- Reported Speech
- Sentence Combining Master Class
- Sentence Fragment
- Simple Sentences
- Special Punctuation Marks
- Subject Verb Agreement
- Subject Verb Pronoun Agreement
- Subordination in Complex Sentences
- Subordination vs. Coordination
- Verb Conjugation
- Verb Tenses
- MLA - Avoiding Plagiarism
- MLA Citations - Sample Sources, 8th ed
- MLA Guidelines for Documentation, 8th Ed.
- Admission, transfer, or scholarship essay
- Annotated Bibliography
- Dominant Impression
- Five-paragraph Essay
- Hooking Your Reader
- Introducing Sources
- Logical Fallacies
- Narrative Essay Topic Checklist
- Pathos, Logos & Ethos
- Point of View in Academic Writing
- Reported Speech
- Research Paper
- Rhetorical Analysis Graphic Organizer
- Rhetorical Analysis Sample Essay
- Second Person Point of View
- The Quote Sandwich
- The Thesis Statement
- Three Steps to Summarize
- Topic Ideas
- Topic Sentence/Paragraph
- Transition Words
- Using Quotations Effectively
- Vague Word Matrix
- Writer's Block
- Writing About Literature