Achieving The Dream

Writing Resources

Writing classes are required for all LBCC degrees and some certificates. LBCC offers options to help students be successful in their college writing courses.

Writing Centers
Located in the Learning Center on each LBCC campus, tutors in the Writing Center support students with one-on-one tutoring. Students receive help with everything from generating ideas for college papers, overcoming writer's block, applying for scholarships, preparing class presentations, documenting research materials, or just organizing and developing their thoughts. Find out more about the Writing Centers.

Online Writing Lab (OWL)
The Online Writing Lab, or OWL, is a place where students can submit their writing electronically. Students do not have to be enrolled in a writing class to benefit from OWL services. Help is available for any academic assignment, scholarship essay, job application, or even personal work. Although papers will not be proofread through OWL, tutors do work with students to revise their work, make comments on the style and structure of their writing, and point them to helpful campus and writing resources. Find out more about Online Writing Lab (OWL).

Accelerated Learning Program in Writing (ALP)

Students who tested into Writing 95 can save time and money by taking the Accelerated Learning Program in Writing. Benefits include:

  • Develop college writing skills in a single term, skipping two terms of classes
  • Save up to $400 in tuition
  • Enroll directly into WR 121, with a support class of WR 115
  • Keep the same instructor for both classes for the term

ALP students showed good success for the first cohort, which was held fall term 2013. ALP classes take focus and commitment. Students can enroll by contacting the ALP coordinator at (541) 917-4573. For more information, contact writing instructor Chris Riseley at