Bakersfield College

Writing Center Staff is here to help you improve your writing skills.

Bakersfield College Writing Center

The Writing Center, located in CSS 193C, provides Bakersfield College students with free help for any writing assignment. Our degreed, professional writing consultants will help you with:

  • Pre-Writing
  • Planning and organizing
  • Drafting
  • Revising and Editing
  • English for Multi-Lingual Students (EMLS)
  • Resumes
  • Scholarship Letters
  • Personal Statements
  • Assignment Clarification
  • MLA, APA, ASA, Chicago Style, etc.

Students can also take advantage of computer access, quiet study areas and our printing station.

The center takes appointments, but consultants can also assist walk-in students on a first-come, first-serve basis. For a successful 30-minute consultation, students are encouraged to bring assignment sheets, hard-copy notes and drafts, and any other needed material, and should be prepared to discuss assignments with consultant.

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Mission Statement

Open to all students, the Bakersfield College Writing Center allows students to craft their writing process in all areas, from invention and structure to style and mechanics. The student-led sessions will be facilitated by a writing consultant who, along with the student, aims to identify strengths and weaknesses in the student work with the goal of gaining life-long skills for writing independence.

What is a Writing Center?

Inside the BC Writing Center
Inside the Bakersfield College Writing Center

Writing Center Policies

  • Only currently enrolled students may use Writing Center services
  • Students may only have one (1) scheduled appointment at a time
  • Students will receive a maximum of one (1) appointment for instructional assistance per day, but may request extra time as a drop-in at the discretion of a Writing Consultant.
  • If a student is more than 10 minutes late for an appointment, he/she forfeits the session and will be considered a “no-show.”
  • If a student accumulated two (2) “no-shows,” he/she is no longer eligible to book appointments for the remainder of the semester. The student can still request a consultation as a drop-in.
  • The author of a piece of writing must be present to receive help with that piece of writing. It cannot be dropped off by anyone else or the appointment is forfeited.
  • Writing Consultants do NOT proofread, edit, write on student papers, or complete homework.
  • No children are permitted in the Writing Center. Please make other arrangements for child care needs before scheduling an appointment.
  • Food, drinks, and tobacco products are not permitted in the Writing Center. Bottled water only.
  • Cell phone use is not permitted in the Writing Center, and all cell phones must be turned off when entering the Writing Center.
  • Students are expected to demonstrate mature, respectful behavior towards all Writing Center staff, receptionists, and fellow students.

Writing Center Staff

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