What is the Language Hub?
The Language Hub offers MC students free tutoring, by trained faculty, staff, and peer tutors, on writing assignments for any course. Tutors help with all stages of the writing process: brainstorming, outlining, researching, formatting, revising, and editing. In addition, the Language Hub offers programming that provides a resource for students to receive supplemental instruction in areas such as grammar and mechanics, formatting, etc.
August 21 - December 5, 2023
Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays
7 am - 8 pm
7 am - 5 pm
Technology Center Annex Building
Writing Tutoring Options
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The Language Hub is the Midland College writing center where all MC students have access to FREE tutoring by faculty, staff, and trained peer tutors. The Hub also houses resources such as computers, printers, and reference books for student use.
The Language Hub offers tutor assistance in all steps of the writing process, from brainstorming and drafting to final revisions. Tutors help with formatting issues, research, and citations. They also work with students to improve their use of grammar and mechanics, audience awareness, and organization.
If you need help with pesky commas, an essay, research, etc. we are the place to come!
How Does Tutoring in the on-campus Language Hub Work?
- Masks are encouraged.
- Make sure to bring your written assignment sheet from your instructor.
- Tutoring is a collaborative process (it is not a proofreading or editing service). Your tutor will point out areas of strength and help you to improve by discussing thoughts, ideas, and suggestions with you.
- At the end of your 20-45 minute session, your work will be improved if you implement feedback, but you may require additional sessions to reach your personal writing goals.
- Feel free to utilize this resource as often as needed.
What are my online options? What is the Language Hub Online? What is Virtual Writing Tutoring? What is Net Tutor?
In Language Hub Online, students will find supplemental instruction (under "modules") to aid with all steps of the writing process, formatting, researching, improving grammar and mechanics, and college success. We will use this Canvas page to make important announcements about our workshops and events.
We also offer tutoring via a dropbox service. Dropbox is checked Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, from 8 am - 7 pm, and Wednesday from 8 am - 4 pm. Please note, if you submit a paper, you will need your submission deleted before you can submit another paper. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a submission deleted.
Submitting Papers for Language Hub Online Tutoring
- To submit, you must join the Language Hub Online Canvas course by clicking "Courses," "All courses," "Browse more courses," and click "Join this course," when you see Language Hub Online.
- In the first module (Language Hub 2020), see turn it in dropbox labeled "Students submit to a tutor here."
- Submit a .doc or .docx file that includes instructions from your instructor in addition to your rough draft. Make sure to copy/paste the instructions into your draft before submitting. This way, our tutors can see what the assignment is. If you have never submitted to turn it in, watch a video located in the module on how to do it.
- When the tutor is finished making comments, they will send you a message via Canvas.
Checking Tutor Feedback in the Language Hub Online
- To check your feedback, go back to The Language Hub Online course in Canvas.
- Click on "modules"
- Click on the dropbox that says "students submit paper here."
- Click on the title of your paper to open your paper in turn it in.
- From there, you can scroll over the bubbles to read your tutor’s comments. You may also wish to click "view in old feedback studio" and make sure "grademark" is selected in the top left hand corner.
Workshops & More:
The Language Hub will offer the following workshops this Fall from 1-2pm.
Sign-up in the Language Hub or call 432-685-4718 to reserve your spot. Each class has a capacity limit of 30 students.
BASIC COMPUTER LITERACY AND NAVIGATION
August 29 and 30, Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 -2 pm
This workshop is specifically geared towards services most used by MC students. We will log in and navigate Canvas, MC Portal, Research databases, and FREE MS Office tools. We will demonstrate formatting a MS word doc. Students will be shown how to access resources like Online Tutoring, SOS and TimelyCare. IT will be on-hand to help students with log in issues.
September 5 and 6, Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 - 2 pm
Commas, colons, semicolons, oh my! This interactive workshop, back by popular demand, will help students become sentence structure pros.
September 12 and 13, Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 - 2 pm
MLA is the preferred format for many humanities disciplines. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll cover basic formatting, in-text citations, works cited page, and students will have the opportunity to create their own works cited pages using a variety of source types.
September 19 and 20, Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 - 2 pm
APA is the preferred format for many social and physical/life sciences. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll cover basic formatting, abstracts, in-text citations, reference pages, and students will have the opportunity to create their own reference pages using a variety of source types.
September 26 and 27, Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 - 2 pm
When students think of plagiarism, blatant copy/pasting is what comes to mind, but plagiarism is a complex issue. This student friendly workshop will use examples to show all forms of plagiarism including lesser understood infractions like paraphrasing without citation, missing or incorrect citations, and recycling work.
Students will become confident in summarizing, quoting, and paraphrasing and will
gain insight into how
professors use these plagiarism tools. We’ll discuss collegiate expectations, why academic integrity matters, and strategies students can utilize for ensuring scholastic excellence.
October 3 and 4, Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 -2 pm
Research databases are an integral tool for all college students, but combing through so much information can feel overwhelming. This hands-on workshop demystifies the process of using library and scholarly databases.
We’ll discuss how to find reliable sources, do searches in real time, demonstrate helpful database features, and strategies for finding the most relevant material. We’ll define source types, and students will have time to conduct their own searches, ask questions, and locate sources that meet professors’ requirements.
Instructors or students that would like to make a request for a specific topic may contact Stacy Egan at email@example.com.
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