Writing Center

Writing Center

DCTC's Writing Center offers fun, free, professional tutoring to all enrolled DCTC students. The Writing Center works with students at any stage of the writing process on any writing assignment or project at DCTC.

Mission

The Writing Center staff is committed to providing quality writing assistance and tutoring to students wishing to become confident, independent writers.

Courses we can help you with:

  • Description
    ENGL 0114 The course is designed to develop the effective reading and clear thinking skills that are required to be successful in college today. Prerequisites: None

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 02/03/1999 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: ENGL0114

    ENGL 0114 College Reading I
  • Description
    ENGL 0118 This course is designed to prepare students for Basic Communications. Students will learn the parts of speech, word usage, grammar, capitalization, and punctuation. They will use these skills in short writing assignments. Prerequisites: None

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 02/03/1999 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: ENGL0118

    ENGL 0118 Basic English and Writing Review
  • Description
    ENGL 0123 This course is designed to help students who are in or planning to enter health care programs strengthen basic Reading Comprehension and vocabulary skills. Students will work on developing efficient study skills. Learning experiences will include use of excerpts from health care textbooks to practice skills. Prerequisites: None

    Credits: 4

    Effective Dates: 03/28/1999 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: ENGL0123

    ENGL 0123 Medical Reading and Study Skills
  • Description
    ENGL 0130 A basic writing course that introduces students to the principles of composition. It includes such areas as organizational development, expository, and persuasive paragraphs and short essays. All relevant modes of communication, essential in the workplace are addressed, including memos, letters, reports, faxes and Internet endeavors. The course fosters the development of important cognitive abilities such as analysis, synthesis, interpretation and evaluation.

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 02/03/1999 - 12/31/9999

    Course Outline: ENGL0130

    ENGL 0130 English Essentials
  • Description
    ENGL 1300 This course introduces students to the fundamentals of creative writing. The elements of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and screenwriting are covered. Emphasis will be placed on both the writing process and the end product. Meets MnTC Goal 6

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2000 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 6

    Course Outline: ENGL1300

    ENGL 1300 Introduction to Creative Writing

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Contact Information

  • John Gianoulis
    Writing Center Tutor
    Office: 2-141L
    Email: john.gianoulis@dctc.edu
    Office Phone: 651-423-8581
    Appointment Phone: 651-423-8420

Location

  • Room 2–103

Writing Center Hours

  • Please schedule an appointment by email, phone, or by stopping into the Learning Center, room 2-141
  • Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

NOTE: Appointments are with a tutor and small groups of fewer than five students. Appointments must be made no later than 30 minutes before closing times.