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TCC's Writing Center consultants are members of the English faculty and other experts at the Virginia Beach Campus of Tidewater Community College. They help students generate ideas, find a focus, organize information, develop support and evidence, and deal with other composition concerns during the planning and drafting stages of papers. In addition, Writing Center consultants review rough drafts of papers. Consultants do not proofread, edit, or revise student papers but do advise students about ways to improve specific assignments. Consultants also help students learn the skills necessary for improving writing in general. Online consultations: Writing Center staff will offer assistance with short questions about writing in an electronic environment; however, students at TCC's Virginia Beach Campus have priority in using this service.

To make the best use of your time, first seek assistance by reviewing the relevant self-help handouts available on line and in print at the Writing Center. Try to bring a portion of your draft along with specific questions about fulfillment of requirements, organization, development, documentation, or mechanics. Please remember that this is not a proofreading service, so staff will not correct or revise writing but will answer questions, make suggestions for improvement, or recommend useful resources.

Drop-in Consultations No appointments are necessary for self-help handouts and answers to short questions. Drop-in conferences are available on a first-come, first-served basis during posted hours of operation. Students should plan ahead, for the last four weeks of each semester are very busy.

Phone Consultations No appointments are necessary for answers to short questions. Phone conferences are available on a first-come, first-served basis during posted hours of operation. Our phone number is 757-822-7170. Students should plan ahead, for the last four weeks of each semester are very busy.

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