Writing and Research Center

In the Writing and Research Center, our goal is to help students through every step of the writing process. Writing specialists provide support focused on helping students build confidence and independence in completing their writing assignments.

Our services focus on providing instructional support at any point in the writing process ranging from pre-writing to revising a writing piece or citing sources. We also conduct instructional workshops on various topics related to writing.

To request remote writing tutoring: Current students who would like to request remote tutoring should complete the Request for Remote Tutoring form and we will set up a tutoring session with you using Zoom.

In-person tutoring is available on the second floor of the Marvin Library Learning Commons weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for writing support.

For questions related to in-person and remote writing assistance, please contact Norina Dowd at n.dowd@hvcc.edu or (518) 629-7055.

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available in blackboard
Online resources from the Learning Centers in computers, math and writing are available to current students in Blackboard. Once you've logged in, go to the Community tab and you can self-enroll in the organizations.
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Sunday - Thursday: 7 p.m. - midnight
Online evening tutoring is a free service available to all registered students through STAR-NY.
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Check out the schedule
Free 50-minute workshops on a variety of topics are offered throughout the semester. Topics include calculator use, computer software, time management, research citations and much more!

Get in Touch

Writing and Research Center
Marvin Library Learning Commons, Second Floor
Fall 2021 In-Person Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fall 2021 Remote Hours
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
(excluding college holidays and vacations)