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Writing Center - Bladen Hall Room 107

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The Writing Center is an academic support program that offers free, professional and friendly tutoring to students who are working on any writing assignment for any credit course in any division.

What We Do
help you improve your writing process
act as readers
stimulate ideas
help you present your information
teach you to become a better writer
care about your writing

What We Don't Do
write your paper
proofread your paper
dictate your session
research your paper
predict grades

  • How many times a week can I come?
    You may make two half-hour (30-minute) appointments per week.

  • How do I make an appointment?
    You may call (301) 322-0748, or make one in person at the scheduling desk located next to the Writing Center. Appointments made the same day are expected to be kept; otherwise you will be considered a no-show.

  • Where is the Writing Center?
    The Writing Center is located in Bladen Hall, Room 107.

  • Who are the Writing Center tutors?
    Tutors at the Writing Center are faculty with many years of experience dealing with writing.

  • What should I bring to the session?
    You should bring the assignment sheet, any outlines or drafts that you may have completed, and any supporting materials, such as textbooks, you might need.

  • Do you offer tutoring at University Town Center?
    Yes—ask at the front desk at University Town Center, or call (301) 277-5934.

  • Do you offer tutoring at Laurel College Center?
    Yes—ask at the front desk at Laurel College Center, or call (433) 772-4162.

  • Do you offer online tutoring?
    Yes, we offer tutoring via email. Send your question or paper to Please do not send attachments; cut and paste your message into the email.

  • Do you take walk-ins?
    When we have openings, we take walk-ins on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • What if I need to cancel my appointment?
    If you are unable to make your appointment, please call to cancel. (Call (301) 322-0748 to cancel or leave a message)

  • What happens if I am late for an appointment?
    If you arrive more than ten minutes late, your appointment will be available for walk-ins. If your time is given away, you will be considered a no-show.

  • What happens if I miss an appointment?
    If you have three missed appointments or no-shows, you will be blocked from making an appointment for up to one month and any scheduled appointments will be cancelled. If your missed appointment was due to a specific circumstance, please email the Writing Center Coordinator to explain (

  • Do you tutor classes other than English?
    Yes, we will help with any writing assignment for any credit class.

  • Can you help with a scholarship application essay?

  • Will you proofread my paper?
    We are not an editing/proofreading service. We will work with you to identify problems so you can improve your writing.

Interested in a tutoring session? Call (301) 322-0748 to schedule a half-hour appointment.

For tutoring by e-mail, send your question or paper to, using your pgcc email account. Please do not send attachments! Cut and paste your message into the e-mail.


Phone:   (301) 322-0748

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