We are located in Building A in The Learning Center. While we strive to always have someone available to assist you, it is recommended that you call and schedule an appointment with a Peer Writing Tutor. To make an appointment, call 318-678-6059.
Writing Support Service Online
There are two ways to submit your paper for review online and both are FREE! First, visit BPCC Online Writing Services, where your papers will be reviewed by the Lead and Peer Writing Tutors right here at The Learning Center.
How do I request a session?
Call Laura Jones, Program Assistant, Writing Support Services at 678-6491.
Also, you can visit us at The Learning Center or click the "submit an assignment" link on the menu to submit a paper online. Expect a maximum turnaround time of 48 hours for online submissions.
*Walk-ins are always welcome but an appointment is recommended when working with essays or research papers. Making an appointment is especially recommended for students enrolled in English 102 or above.
Our peer writing assistants are eager to help you with the following:
Essay content and organization
Grammar and mechanics
MLA or APA style questions
Research Papers and lab or technical information
How do I prepare for a session?
Bring a copy of the assignment instructions.
Have two copies of your assignment (one for the tutor and one for you).
Create a mental list of the specific areas that you want a WSS specialist to help you improve.
Make an appointment well in advance of the due date.
Be prepared to accept constructive criticism.
A WSS Specialists is here to help, but the writing is always yours.
Do not expect your paper to be error-free.
A WSS specialist offers support and suggestions and will not pass judgment on your writing.
Our peer writing assistants support students by:
Actively listening and talking about the writing process.
Helping to define the impact and purpose of their writing.
Discussing issues like grammar, organization and usage in terms of a student’s paper.
Facilitating student-led questions to focus the writer on issues that need to be addressed.
Respecting assignment parameters, grading and instructional preferences.