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Learning Center

Writing Support

At LBCC's Writing Center, our goal is to help students become more confident, effective, and expressive writers – and to make the writing process more joyful. We offer coaching for all students for any writing project, in any class, and at any stage in the writing process.

Three Ways to Use Writing Support

1) Visit Us On Campus

The Writing Center is located in the Albany Campus Library, on the first floor of Willamette Hall. We offer 20-30 minute in-person drop-in sessions, as well as easy access to Reference Services for research help. No appointment needed--just stop by during our open hours.

Open Hours

Albany Campus: 

  • Library (Willamette Hall, 1st Floor):
    • Monday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tuesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wednesday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
    • Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

2) Visit us On Zoom

We offer one-on-one writing assistance over Zoom on an appointment basis. During the session, you can share your documents over Zoom, talk through ideas, ask questions, and receive feedback on your writing.

Zoom appointments are available throughout the week. Check TutorTrac for more details.

How to Make a Zoom Appointment

Need help with research?

Our LBCC librarians can help with finding sources and accessing materials. Click here to contact a librarian.

3) Submit to the Online Writing Lab (OWL)

The Online Writing Lab offers written feedback in Google Docs within 48-72 hours.

The Online Writing Lab

About Us

The Writing Center is a place for all students to get free assistance with their writing. Our goal is to coach you through the writing process, help you to strengthen your writing, and give you the steps to become your own best editor. We do this primarily by talking to you in a one-on-one session or by sending you written feedback. When we meet with you, we want to know what your writing goals are, and together, we will determine the next steps for our time .

Our mission is to help you navigate the complicated landscape of academic writing. We cannot guarantee an error-free paper or that you will receive a perfect grade after working with us; however, we can guarantee that we will stay present, listen with respect, and respond with compassion while working with you.

Our Writing Assistants are successful student writers who have been trained to provide writing feedback. By offering you individualized writing support, we can help you to identify what is already working well in your writing, as well as what needs more attention. As you practice new skills and refine your writing process, we are here to be your cheerleaders, guides, and allies.

Want to join Poetry Club or Creative Writing Club? 

We have two active clubs at LBCC devoted to writing topics, Poetry Club and Creative Writing Club.
To learn more about Poetry Club, please visit the Poetry Club web page here. 

Creative Writing Club is a space for students to discuss all things related to fiction and nonfiction writing. The Creative Writing Club meets on Tuesdays from 3:00pm - 4:00pm in EDI Forum 220 and on Zoom: passcode is writing.

The best way to get connected to the Creative Writing Club is our Discord server. Click here to join our Discord server.