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Tutoring: Home & General Updates

Handouts and links to help you with revising your essays for content and grammar.

Explanation of LibGuides & Tabs

We know everyone is stressed about COVID-19 and what it means for HCC courses.  Our new Stress Busters section includes links to help you pleasantly pass the time and decompress.  Some links also provide enrichment activities for children.

Did a tutor say you plagiarized or is concerned that you might have plagiarized parts of your essay?  For information about avoiding plagiarism and how to paraphrase and summarize, go to the Avoiding Plagiarism and How to Cite subject tab.  REMEMBER:  If a tutor has found plagiarism in your essay, you should review these documents before revising anything else in your essay.

The websites we post are to help you, the student.  If you encounter a link that is no longer active (for example, some sites change their addresses), please, contact the Upwsing LibGuide's administrator directly so she can replace it:  ioanna.panos@hccs.edu.  To better serve you, be as precise as possible about the name of the link and where you found it.  


For important updates and timely tips, don't forget to follow us on Twitter (@HCCUpswing) & Instagram (@HCC_Upswing)!  You canalso find us on Yammer in the HCC/Student Lounge!

HCC’s library system has LibGuides (http://library.hccs.edu/home) corresponding to some programs of study (or relevant topics), course projects, and topics of interest.  Within a LibGuide are resources and learning tools to help students learn about the respective subjects.  Resources are collected by instructors and librarians, so you know the materials are reliable. 

We have created this LibGuide as a learning tool for our handouts and links for content, grammar, and how to avoid plagiarism.  These resources will help you revise your essays!  The site is also mobile friendly, allowing you easily to view and save these documents on your smartphones and tablets.  

A LibGuide has main tabs and smaller tabs called "sub-pages" to conveniently organize information.  The main tabs contain sub-pages for content queues and other relevant categories, such as grammar and punctuation.  The content labels correspond to what you see in Upswing (online tutoring).  Part of our redesign is to make it easier for you to find information for grammar, writing, and subject areas.

We hope you find this LibGuide useful!

For important updates and timely tips, don't forget to follow us on Twitter (@HCCUpswing) & Instagram (@HCC_Upswing)!  You canalso find us on Yammer in the HCC/Student Lounge!

Tutoring services--which are free!--are available only to current HCC students (full-time, part-time, and dual credit) for their HCC courses. For example, if are enrolled in ENGL 1301 at HCC but a history course at another institution, tutors will only help you with ENGL 1301.  To make the most out of your session with a tutor, bring or upload:

  • A copy of the instructions for your assignment.
  • Specific questions about your assignment.

Midterm and the end of the semester are the busiest times for tutors.  Try to get help in plenty of time for a tutor to review your work and for you to revise your assignment.

For important updates and timely tips, don't forget to follow us on Twitter (@HCCUpswing) & Instagram (@HCC_Upswing)!  You canalso find us on Yammer in the HCC/Student Lounge!

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