Learning Support Center

Online Writing Center

Thank you for visiting the LSC’s Online Writing Center. We offer help with all writing assignments (not just English) at any stage of the writing process. We provide two types of online tutoring: ask a question or receive written feedback through email.   Ask a Question Got a quick question about writing? You can use this option to ask specific questions about grammar/punctuation, organization, thesis statements, research/citation styles, and more. We’ll do our best to answer your question or direct you to other valuable resources.   Submit your Writing Online If you would like a more thorough response to your writing, submit it here. We strive to give you feedback that you can use to revise your work. Currently, the LSC only responds to emailed papers Tuesday through Saturday. If you submit an assignment on Sunday or Monday, the soonest staff can respond is Tuesday. You will receive a response within 48 hours of submitting your assignment, so please be aware of this turnaround time when submitting your work. If you need a faster response, please consider visiting the LSC in person during our regular hours of operation.

Study Groups & Workshops

Study Groups Fall 2015 Fall 2015 Study Groups information coming soon. Fall 2015 Student Workshops Register for workshops at the LSC Welcome Desk, by phone at 240-500-2560, or via email at lsc@hagerstowncc.edu. College 101: Navigating the HCC Website This workshop will provide an overview of HCC’s online resources, including the main page, student email, WebAdvisor, Moodle, the LSC, the Library, and the college catalog. Tuesday, Sept. 8, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. College 101: Organization/ Time Management Skills This workshop will help students organize their academic materials and utilize a day planner/calendar to balance their academic, personal, and work commitments. Thursday Sept. 10, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Document Design: MLA, APA, & Chicago Learn how to set the correct font, spacing, margins, Headers, Headings, Title Pages, and more. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Citing Sources, Avoiding Plagiarism Are you assigned to write a research paper? Not sure how to cite your sources to avoid PLAGIARISM? Learn how to integrate sources, format in-text citations and footnotes, and create a Works Cited/References/Bibliography page. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Final Exam Study Skills If the thought of FINALS sends a shiver down your spine, then come to the LSC Workshop: Final Exam Study Skills. Learn how to effectively organize and review your notes, review your textbook, create productive study groups, and reduce stress associated with taking tests. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Learning Support Center

Fall 2015 Workshop Schedule now available The mission of the HCC Learning Support Center (LSC) is to engage and empower students to become independent, resourceful learners. The intention is for the LSC to become a hub where students, learning support specialists, and faculty work as a team to reach common academic goals. Fostering an optimal learning environment for supplemental instruction, the LSC will offer resources which both students and faculty may rely on to impact course success levels. The LSC provides academic support to all students taking credit and non-credit courses at HCC. Services & Materials The LSC professional staff has content area specialties of English, writing, science, math, business, accounting and economics, and computer technology. In addition, staff has more than two dozen peer tutors with expertise in a vast array of subjects. The LSC offers individual drop-in tutoring (no appointments necessary), scheduled peer-led small group studies, supplemental instruction, workshops, and specialized assistance with specific populations, such as TRiO: Student Support Services. Many students come to have a quiet place to study, even if help is not needed, because they do not have an appropriate study environment at home or elsewhere. Study groups for a variety of subjects meet throughout the week to review material and support the learning process. Small study rooms are available upon request. Check with a staff member for more information. Computers with printing (Windows and Mac), scientific and graphing calculators, specialized graphics programs, science models, and technology equipment for hands-on training are available for student use in the LSC. Handouts, calculators, earphones, lab information, helpful texts, and other materials can be checked out for use while students are here. Additionally, the LSC offers student-led, drop-in tutoring for specific subjects. Please check with staff for a current schedule.