On Tuesday, Sept. 5, the Goodman Campus Writing Center held its grand opening. Located in Room 25 in McDaniel Hall, the Writing Center has been a place for students to receive help with papers for the past few years. Despite how long it has been around, this was the first official grand opening of the tutoring center.
The Writing Center director, Chad Moorer, hosted the event, which included an appearance by Major, HCC’s bulldog mascot, and door prizes. A total of 49 students attended, plus the English department, assorted faculty and the three tutors. Jessica Brown, the chair of the English department, said that she believed it to be a success, and Moorer said that he was “pleasantly surprised” by how many attended and that he hopes that it is only an indication of how many clients the center will have this semester.
“I’ve never seen so many people in [the Writing Center] at once,” said Liz Howell, one of the tutors. “No one ever knows where to find us. I know there are people who need help with papers, though, and that’s why we’re here. We help with every step of the writing process–from helping students outline their ideas, to helping them find grammatical errors, to helping with citations. I always brought my papers up here before becoming a tutor. It really helps in the long run; we try to teach students how to find errors on their own.”
The Writing Center is open from 1-3:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday. The tutors are Liz Howell, Chris Kalil and Abby Proctor.