The Writing Center offers academic support to any Brookdale student enrolled in any Brookdale course that requires writing. It is staffed by professional writing tutors, many of whom teach English classes. An integral part of ENGL-095, the Writing Center helps with essays and research papers from every academic discipline, including business, communications, history, nursing, and political science. Writing tutors also provide assistance with resumes and college admissions essays. In addition to the main tutoring room, the Writing Center houses a computer lab where students may work on their writing and print up to two copies of English papers without charge. Other types of printing are prohibited.
Writing Center users, all current Brookdale students, are as diverse as Brookdale’s population. They include the returning adult, the international student, and the recent high school graduate. Writing tutors meet with students who have basic skills, advanced skills, and everything in between.
Students can meet with a writing tutor in a half-hour face-to-face appointment or a one-hour on-line appointment. They schedule these appointments on-line through TutorTrac. Students without appointments may attempt to drop-in. Drop-in appointments are taken on a first-come, first-served basis and are not guaranteed. Students with scheduled appointments must arrive on time, as appointments are forfeited after five minutes. Students may use the computer lab without an appointment.