How The Writing Lab Works

Tutoring Session Guidelines

  • Sessions are about 35 minutes
  • 1 session per day
  • Maximum 3 tutoring sessions per assignment or college application essay
  • Drop in during all business hours–appointments are not required
  • Appointments available between 10am and 2pm weekdays

Before You Come to the Lab

  • You can now get in line or make an appointment for another day–wherever you are–via QLess!
  • Plan ahead: for best results, drop in or schedule an appointment at least two days before your assignment is due.

When You Are at the Lab

  • Bring your writing and the assignment guidelines with you.
  • Identify your general topic and purpose.

What You Can Expect in a Session

  • Let you know what you are doing well!
  • Listen to your topic ideas and ask questions to help you develop your focus
  • Review your paper to ensure it follows general essay structure and explain why if it does not
  • Point out confusing or unclear parts of your writing
  • Help you learn to identify 1 or 2 grammar or punctuation mistakes and how to correct them

Other Writing Lab Services

  • Writing handouts you may take for quick reference
  • Grammar guides and handbooks you may use in the lab
  • A computer lab when classes are not in session—bring a flash drive to save your work, or
    use your BC email account to access Office 365 and OneDrive for free!
  • Workshops open to all Bellevue College students, faculty, and staff
  • Feedback on Bellevue College student and alumni résumés, cover letters, and application essays

Last Updated February 14, 2018