Writing Center

The Writing Center offers individual tutoring, group workshops, and a resource library. Students may schedule an appointment online (see menu on left) or call 215.248.7114 to make a 30-60 minute appointment. The Center is located in St. Joseph Hall, 3rd floor. 


Fall 2014 Hours 

Monday 10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m./ 1:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m./ 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m./ 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m./ 1:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m./ 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Fall 2014 Workshops

Please sign up in advance by calling (215) 248-7114 or by emailing tutoring@chc.edu


Paragraph Structure - learn principles for writing focused, organized paragraphs Wednesday, September 17, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  SJH 242
Grammar Refresher Series - Commas Wednesday, October 1, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.          SJH 242
APA Documentation - learn a basic overview of APA formatting Wednesday, October 22, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. SJH 242
Grammar Refresher Series - Subject/Verb Agreement    Wednesday, October 29, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. SJH 242
Senior Seminar - reviews strategies for planning, researching and writing your 20-30 page seminar paper  Wednesday, November 11, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.    SJH 242
Grammar Refresher Series - Possessives (Apostrophes)  Wednesday, November 19, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. SJH 242

Writing Center tutors assist students in various stages of the writing process. More specifically, tutors can help students with the following:  

  • Understanding an assignment 
  • Generating their own ideas to get started on a paragraph or essay 
  • Focusing or organizing a paragraph or essay  
  • Providing feedback on a rough draft 
  • Generating their own topic sentences for paragraphs and thesis statements for essays 
  • Learning how to proofread and edit their own papers 
  • Understanding how to revise a paragraph or essay according to an instructor's suggestions 
  • Reviewing rules for grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure (avoiding fragments, run-on sentences) 
  • Reviewing guidelines for how to document research (APA, MLA, Chicago) 


Please bring the following items to your visit: 

  • Assignment guide and course syllabus
  • Printed copy of your paper
  • Questions on the assignment or on grammar/writing in general


Resource Library 

Our library of writing resources is available during open hours. Stop by to review our handouts on grammar, tips for writing various types of papers, graphic organizers, resources on research documentation (APA, MLA, Chicago), and more.


A Note to Faculty 

We encourage all faculty members to invite a writing center representative to visit your classroom to discuss our resources. Additionally, we also provide a PowerPoint Document (click here to download) to use in your classroom as a way to introduce students to the writing center.  Contact us for more information. 


We look forward to working with you! 


Contact Information 

Writing Center