Writing Lab

Teachers helping students in the writing lab

What We Can Do for You

The BPCC Writing Lab has been developed to help our students be more successful in their coursework and as they leave our campus to enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year institution. Our mission is to provide opportunities for students to improve their written communication skills by meeting with skilled professionals, our English faculty, who will offer their expertise and feedback for students to consider when reviewing their writing assignments. We provide feedback for online submissions and are available to assist students through one-on-one video conferencing.

Students can submit a paper online for feedback, or they may schedule an appointment with a faculty tutor through the Writing Lab’s calendar in Canvas. Click below to access the Virtual Writing Lab.


Make an Appointment

Services are by appointment only, but setting your own appointment is easy!

We use the Calendar feature in Canvas, so the first thing you will need to do is add the Writing Lab to your list of Canvas courses. You can do this by clicking the “Access Virtual Writing Lab” button below. (You may be prompted to log into Canvas.)

How to Schedule a Tutoring Appointment

Scheduling a face-to-face session with a Writing Lab tutor is an easy process and uses the Calendar feature in Canvas.

  1. To set an appointment for the first time, you’ll need to pick an appointment time! Go to Canvas and click “Calendar” in the navigation menu.
  2. Make sure that “Writing Lab” is selected in your list of calendars on the right-hand side of the screen.
  3. Now you should see all the available appointment times in your Calendar. Click the time that works for you, which will bring up a box with the appointment details. Click “Reserve” to set the appointment.
  4. You’re all set! Return to the BPCC-Writing Lab course on myBPCC to join your scheduled video conference.

If you need any help with the appointment process, email us at writinglab@bpcc.edu.

We ask that you make your appointment at least 24-48 hours in advance so that we can make sure a faculty member will be able to assist you. When you arrive at your appointment, be sure you have any instructions for the assignment (so that we know what you are supposed to be doing!), and a hard copy of your work that you do not mind writing on. The Writing Lab is not a proofreading service; we are here to help you improve your own writing. The ultimate responsibility for your grade lies with you!


Policies

  1. Instructors are here to help students, but they will not revise nor edit essays for students. For online submissions, students will receive feedback based on the top three concerns they have checked on their appointment agreement. Students are responsible for including or not including any comments or suggestions the instructor makes. Before a virtual appointment, students must understand and acknowledge to the instructor that, in the end, they are responsible for revising and editing their essay.
  2. Cell phones must be placed on silent.
  3. Students must present a photo ID at the time of their appointment.
  4. If a student is more than ten minutes late, he/she may have to reschedule.

Need help? Have questions?

Keep in mind that we are here to help you with ANY writing assignment, whether it is for an English class, a business class, a psychology class, or any class in which you are writing a paper or report.

Feel free to call us at 318-678-6041 or email us at writinglab@bpcc.edu.