Bakersfield College

Writing Center Staff

Bakersfield College Writing Center

In-Person

Panorama Campus (main campus)

  • Location: Main Campus, Humanities 51-52
  • Call: (661) 395-4735
  • Hours:
    • Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Delano Campus

  • Location: Delano Campus, Room 1101
  • Call: (661) 720-2019
  • Hours:
    • Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Southwest Campus

Online

Zoom Appointments

Canvas Workshop

Appointments

Making an Appointment

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The Bakersfield College Writing Center offers one-on-one appointments with professional Writing Consultants to all BC registered students. Students can schedule 30-minute sessions, or 60-minute sessions if they are registered with DSPS or EOPS.

To schedule an in-person appointment, stop in the Writing Center, call 661-395-4735, or email writingcenter@bakersfieldcollege.edu with your name, ID number, class you are seeking help in, and possible days and times for an appointment.

For online appointments via Zoom, email writingcenter@bakersfieldcollege.edu with your name, ID number, class you are seeking help in, and possible days and times for an appointment.

To learn how to self-book an appointment, please watch the videos listed below:

Self Booking Video - English

Self Booking Video - Spanish

How the Writing Center Can Help

The Writing Center, located in H 51-52, 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.

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.
  • Students who are more than 10 minutes late for an appointment forfeit the session and will be considered a “no-show.”
  • Students who have accumulated two (2) “no-shows” during a semester are no longer eligible to book appointments for the remainder of the semester. 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.
  • Talking on a cell phone is not permitted in the Writing Center, and all cell phones must be turned off or silenced when entering the Writing Center.
  • Students are expected to demonstrate mature, respectful behavior towards all Writing Center staff, faculty, and fellow students.

About Us

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.

Inside the BC Writing Center

Writing Center Staff

Kim Arbolante: Interim Program Manager, Writing Center - H 51-52
kimberly.arbolante@bakersfieldcollege.edu
(661) 395-4435