and Speech Division
to the English Department at Tidewater Community College.
Since the advent
of TCC, our writing instructors have provided the community
with the skills in written communication essential to education
and business. English composition courses improve all aspects
of education, and students with a background in advanced
writing courses are best prepared to secure employment and
to advance in the job world.
many students know the material for their college classes
but are not able to communicate that knowledge effectively,
English faculty at TCC offer instruction in all aspects
of written communication, helping ensure that everyone understands
We welcome your
involvement in all our programs. Several of our students
have returned to TCC to teach English, either part time
or full time. The rest have moved on to other colleges and
the business arena more confident in their abilities to
communicate. The English department at TCC is a great place
to start writing!
- Basic writing classes build a strong foundation for
success in curricular composition classes: ENG
- College composition courses offer development and structural
skills necessary for college writing assignments: ENG
- Advanced composition and technical writing focus students
writing skills toward research, diction, and specific,
specialized subjects and audiences.
- Creative writing courses offer unique, original approaches
to writing that are beneficial in liberal arts programs
and in the competitive business market as well as in the
development of students personal pursuits.
- TCC offers several writing courses over the Internet,
providing students the flexibility to learn away from
campus and still maintain contact with one of the largest,
most accessible English departments in the Commonwealth:
- Support for writers at every stage of the writing process
is available: Writing
Center, Grammar Hotline, and English