Writing Center

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sac-wctr@alamo.edu

Writing Center: (210) 486 - 1433

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Moody Learning Center 200

Fall 2022 Hours

Monday: 8 AM - 4 PM

Tuesday: 8 AM - 4PM

Wednesday: 8 AM - 4 PM

Thursday: 8 AM - 4 PM

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Our Mission Statement

Because writers' needs are highly individual, the Writing Center favors one-to-one or small group sessions & workshops both in person and online. In our approach, we promote student learning and thinking by helping writers focus on patterns of meaning and reflection on their own work. By building collaborative peer relations with student writers and modeling academic behaviors, our tutors and staff help students build confidence, articulate their ideas, acquire strategies, and learn the skills needed to engage effectively in their writing processes.

About the Writing Center

The SAC Writing Center offers free services to students, faculty, and staff. Our professional tutors are here to help you with writing from any discipline. Whether you need assistance with understanding an assignment, generating ideas, creating a thesis, or organizing your paper, our tutors can help you improve your writing skills.  

We promote student learning and thinking by helping writers focus on issues of meaning and by involving them in reflection on their own work. By building collaborative peer relations with student writers and modeling appropriate academic behavior, we help students build confidence, articulate ideas, acquire strategies, and learn the skills to engage effectively in their writing processes.

Navigate Appointments

If you need to meet with a tutor as part of your assignment or in any stage of your writing process, please book an appointment via your ACES account in Navigate to ensure the tutor can help you in the required amount of time (30- 45 minutes). See further down the page for our additional tutoring services such as Walk-ins, Zoom Walk-ins, and Asynchronous tutoring.

We have a few types of tutoring appointments

  • Face-to-Face (F2F)
  • Remote Tutoring 

For more information on both types of appointments, see the SAC Remote Tutoring Schedule.

Creating a Writing Center Scheduled Appointment

You can now book your F2F or Remote Tutoring sessions via ACES and Navigate. Watch the following video on Steps to Making an Appointment. 

Additional Appointments and Services
  • Remote Online Tutoring: We offer remote online tutoring, which is like a Face-to-Face tutoring appointment but through Zoom. We will be offering these Zoom sessions through Navigate. Please call 210-486-1433 or email sac-wctr@alamo.edu for any scheduling issues on Navigate. 
  • Email Support Tutoring: The Writing Center is now offering email-based appointments. Much like a F2F appointment, the asynchronous tutor will give suggestions and resources to help you revise your documents. Please see the Email Support Student Guidelines for making an appointment.
  • Open Lab: The Writing Center is also an open lab with computers and tables where students can work. The lab will be open for students who need space, technology, and assistance with remote/zoom classes. Headphones with mics will be available.
  • Writing Resources: We also have an extensive collection of writing references, handouts, and other books on writing.
  • Writing Workshops: The Writing Center also offers workshops for faculty and students upon request.
  • Frequent Writer Program: Come three or more times for a tutoring appointment and win cool stuff! See below for details.                                   
Frequent Writer Program

Stop by the Writing Center and pick up your Frequent Writer Card.
Research has shown that students who come in for tutoring sessions often and follow the suggestions of the tutors are more likely to increase their grades by a whole letter grade. Therefore, to motivate you to come in and succeed, we have lots of great prizes you can earn after you complete three sessions, The more sessions you come, the more prizes you can get. We will have new prizes for Fall 2022!

Also, after every third tutoring session, your name will be entered in a drawing at the end of the semester! Get smart and get free stuff!

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