Salt Lake Community College has numerous resources that students can rely on.
Whether it’s reading, writing or revising papers, the Student Writing and Reading Center, or SWRC, is ready to help any student from any class.
“The goal of these services, and the goal of the college, is we want to make sure that we are inclusive, and we are providing resources to all of our students in whatever works best for them,” says Michael O’Donnell, an SWRC consultant.
The SWRC website says the center offers “free, in-person and online consultations for all SLCC students enrolled in any class.”
“We have such a diverse population here at the college and we want to make sure that we cater to that,” says Matt Drollette, an SWRC consultant.
With an appointment, students can visit a center and receive assistance in person with any assignment needed.
“We also offer walk-ins; you can walk in and in most cases, we’ve got enough staff here where we can help someone that’s walking in,” O’Donnell says.
To schedule an appointment, students can visit the SWRC website to see the hours offered and available slots to meet with a writing or reading consultant. Students can also call 801-957-4893 for assistance over the phone, or email firstname.lastname@example.org if that method is more convenient.
“We do our best here within the writing center, to try to help eliminate some of that initial fear and really just try to help people with the process of academic writing,” O’Donnell says. “Come in and see what we’re all about. We’re a place where after you come in the first time, you’ll want to come back again. You’ll want to make it part of your writing process.”
Writing centers are located at the Taylorsville Redwood, South City, Jordan and West Valley campuses. But the SWRC also understands that many students work and have busy lives, which led to the creation of online tutoring.
Any registered student can log in to the SWRC portal and receive assistance.
“For people who can’t make it to campus, I would definitely recommend trying it,” Drollette says.
Students can ask specific questions and a tutor will answer and provide helpful resources. Apart from this function, students can also submit papers to receive feedback from a consultant. Their only request is that the submission must be within two days of your due date to avoid late work.
You can create an account on SWRC’s website by providing your basic student information.
If you are looking for resources, please visit the resources page, where you can access numerous links that contain information to assist you with tasks such as creating an e-portfolio, citations, science writing, English as a second language resources and many more.