The Writing Center offers free, one-on-one assistance to Central Community College students as they strive to improve their writing skills. We provide CCC student writers with a welcoming, inviting, collaborative and supportive atmosphere in which they can develop their skills and make informed decisions about their writing. We promote writing excellence and success of students in both their academic and future careers. The Writing Center also offers free, one-on-one collaboration to Central Community College faculty and staff as they create assignments for their courses, write for publication, update their resumes and CVs, etc.
How do I use the Writing Center?
Students are encouraged to schedule appointments ahead of time. We accept drop-ins, but a Writing Coach might not be immediately available. Please contact the Academic Success Center Coordinator for more information or for assistance in scheduling an appointment.
Any time you use ideas or words that appear in a document written by someone else, you must formally reference that work, even if it is not something that has been published.
Plagiarism is considered a breach of academic integrity and can have very serious consequences.
You can avoid plagiarism by knowing what sources must be documented.
Specific words and phrases - If you use an author's specific words, you must place those words within quotation marks and you must credit the source.
Information and ideas - Even if you use your own words, if you obtained the information or ideas from a source, you must document the source.
You do not need to cite a source for material considered common knowledge (factual information about historical events considered to be in the public domain).
When in doubt, cite!
It's important to cite sources you used in your research for several reasons: