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The Student Success Commons at York County Community College: Writing

Resources, tutoring services, and materials to help students achieve academic success.

A Video Message from Sue the Writing Tutor

When Do I Use a Comma? Try the SSC Interactive Comma Tool!

Meet with a Tutor!

To schedule an appointment with

a Writing tutor


What can a Writing tutor help with?

Let's talk about it!  When you meet with a writing tutor, they will discuss your ideas and how to best express your thoughts in writing.

Revise--you know you want to! You will get feedback about the organization, tone, thesis, citations and more.  Every paper can be revised so be prepared to hear that your paper is not perfect yet.

They won't "edit" your paper.  They want you to become the best writer you can be, and it takes a lot of practice to write well.  To that end, they will decline to "edit" your paper, but they will provide you with excellent feedback to best organize your ideas!

Citation style:  Whether it MLA or APA, they can help you understand citation style!

Steps to Writing a Research Paper

1. Prewriting

2. Gather Background Information

3. Develop a Thesis Statement

4. Further Your Research

5. Organize Subtopics with Supportive Evidence from Research

6. Create an Outline

7. Revise Your Thesis Statement

8. Draft Your Research Paper

9. Revise

10. Final Drafting and Editing

Make Connections!

112 College Drive  |  Wells, Maine  |  Room B202  |  studentsuccesscommons@yccc.edu  |  Phone: 207-216-4323  |   Image result for instagram