Josh Kesterson (right) helping Samiat Adebayo (left) with an english paper at the writing center.    Lauren Hoffman | JRNM

Christina Yuhasz
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Mohammed, a computer science major at LCCC, stopped by the Writing Center recently to get help with writing an essay, so he got guidance from one of the tutors at the center with his assignments. Like Mohammed, students can take advantage of the services offered by the center.
The Writing Center, located in Room 217 in Stocker Center, is supervised by Justin Sevenker, English professor with Arts and Humanities Division.
“The main purpose is to help students, who are most likely in an English class, with their writing,” Sevenkar said. “There are many things that students need help with their writing. Here are some examples: organization, introductions, and conclusions citing sources,” Sevenker said.
Sevenker added the most common challenge students have trouble with ]citation style. There are many other people who work in the Writing Center including an English tutor at the academic support center, Carrie Krucinski; two Writing Center associates, Josh Kesterson and Donna Hunt; and two coaches, Kurt Fawver and Kevin Hoskinson. The center opened last year but ran only online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Students will receive guidance on the following writing skills, such as thesis statements, organization, summary, analysis, synthesis, and research assignments, clarity, content development, introductions, and conclusions, citing sources, and grammar, mechanics, and other sentence-level concerns.
The Writing Center is open Monday through Friday. Walk-ins are welcome, but advance appointments at are encouraged. Students also may contact the Academic Support Center at (440) 366-4057.