Language Hub

Language Hub

Writing Tutoring Options

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!

Hours

Face-to-face tutoring and online drop box tutoring.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

7 am - 8 pm

Wednesday

7 am - 5 pm

Online drop box tutoring is also available Fridays from 8 - 11 am

Location

Main Campus
Technology Center Annex Building
Room 182

MAP

  1. No appointments required
  2. Face masks encouraged
 
 

How to Submit Papers for Language Hub Online Tutoring

  1. Join the Language Hub Online Canvas course by clicking the following links:
    • Courses link > All Courses > Browse More Courses > find "Language Hub Online" > Join this Course
  2. On the Modules tab, click the "SUBMIT TO TUTOR" link in the first module.

  3. Submit a .doc or .docx file that includes instructions from your MC instructor in addition to your rough draft (we only review papers for Midland College classes).
    • Make sure to copy/paste the instructions into your draft before submitting, so the tutors understand the assignment.
    • If you have never submitted to Turnitin, 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.
  4. We aim to respond within one business day. Please note our hours when you submit.

How to Check Tutor Feedback in Language Hub Online

  1. To check your feedback, go back to The Language Hub Online course in Canvas.
  2. Click the "Modules" tab link
  3. Click the "SUBMIT TO TUTOR" link
  4. Click the colored box next to the title of your paper to open your paper in Turnitin.
  5. Make sure to click on the comment bubble in the top right-hand corner.
  6. From there, you can scroll over the bubbles to read your tutor’s comments. 

Language Hub Online logo
The Language Hub Online is a free online resource page in Canvas where Midland College students can access videos, handouts, and other resources, as well as access free tutoring via NetTutor.
 

Join Language Hub Online

MC students may join the Canvas course by logging into Canvas and taking these steps:

  • Click "Courses" in the gray toolbar
  • Click "All Courses" at the bottom of the list
  • Click "Browse More Courses" link on the top-right
  • Find the "Language Hub Online" course
  • Click "Join this Course" link

Available Resources

  • NetTutor (online tutoring)
  • College Success Tips
  • Tips for Learning Online
  • Grammar and Mechanics
  • Formatting in MLA/APA/Chicago
  • Researching
  • Academic Audience Awareness
  • Fundamentals of the Essay
  • Brainstorming
  • Outlining/Organization
  • Revising and Editing
  • Creative Writing Tips
  • Tutor Tips
  • Tips for College Essays
  • and a section of resources for instructors

Questions about The Language Hub Online?

Email Stacy Egan, English Faculty Member, at segan@midland.edu

Workshops & More: Spring 2023


Basic Computer Literacy and Navigation

Tuesday February 7, 2-3 pm
Wednesday, February 8, 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.

Grammar

Tuesday February 14, 1-2 pm
Wednesday, February 15, 1 - 2pm

Commas, colons, semicolons, oh my! This interactive workshop, back by popular demand, will help students become sentence structure pros.

MLA Formatting

Tuesday, February 28, 1 - 2pm
Wednesday, March 1, 1 - 2pm

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.

APA Formatting

Tuesday, March 7, 1-2 pm
Wednesday, March 8, 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.

Plagiarism

Tuesday, April 4, 1-2 pm
Wednesday, April 5, 1 - 2pm 

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.

Research

Tuesday, April 4, 1-2 pm
Wednesday, April 5, 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.

Suggestions?

Instructors or students that would like to make a request for a specific topic may contact Stacy Egan at segan@midland.edu.

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