Communications Resource Center (CRC)

Communications Resource Center (CRC)

​​​Purpose: To provide services to assist students with improvement of their written and spoken communications skills

All Writing tutoring is online*

BEFORE you contact us, here are two great (free) resources for you to use 

on your own:


Microsoft Editor (available in Microsoft WORD – view this video for details: https://youtu.be/Ebf_68gUJCw)
Evaluate your writing with this free resource, which includes review of: Spelling, Grammar, Clarity, Conciseness, Formality, Inclusiveness, Punctuation Conventions, Resume, and Vocabulary.


Paperrater (available online at http://www.paperrater.com/ – view this video for details: https://youtu.be/zwS9PxGlA3g
Evaluate your writing with this free online resource, which includes: Plagiarism Detection, Auto Grader, Spelling and Grammar Check, Style and Word Choice Analysis, Readability Statistics, Title Validation, Vocabulary Builder tool



THEN, here are two options for how we can work with you to review your writing:

*the last day for COTC students to schedule an appointment and to submit a paper during Autumn Semester will be Wednesday, December 9, 2020.


1) Schedule an appointment for a live session

Indicate your availability for a 30-minute session by completing this form: https://forms.gle/y3kyh9veWGD6AhiM8

Then, we will contact you as soon as possible with a specific time for your session. 


 ​2) Submit a paper to be reviewed and returned to you by email

You MUST use your official college email address on the submission form. Otherwise, your paper will not be reviewed.

Our goal is for you to receive a response within 72 hours.

Our tutors will not edit, correct, proofread, or rewrite your paper, but they will gladly give you feedback regarding concerns (you have identified), so you can improve your writing. 


Links to helpful resources 

​​Creating a Thesis Statement
MLA Formatting and Style Guide

APA Formatting and Style Guide

Looking for an idea for a speech topic? 

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