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Tutoring: General Resources

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

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Here is some general information about how to approach any college assignment and advice to help you make the most out of your college experience.  Remember, knowing the subject matter is only one part of being successful in college.  You also need to learn how to balance study time with personal obligations, such as work and a family.

For information about avoiding plagiarism and how to paraphrase and summarize, go to the Avoiding Plagiarism and How to Cite subject tab.

Do you need more information about grammar or punctuation?  Visit our Grammar and Punctuation tab!

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  If you encounter a link that is no longer active (for example, some sites change their addresses), please, contact the Upwsing LibGuide's administrator directly so she can replace it:  ioanna.panos@hccs.edu.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.  

Resources (Handouts and Websites)

These handouts explain who online tutors are, what we do and do not do with assignments, and tips for how to use our feedback to revise your work.  Normally, we look at two drafts of your essay.

Check the note on the online tutoring sign-in page for an estimated turnaround time for essays.  Note that times can be much longer during midterm and at the end of the semester.  We tutor work in the order in which it was received, so make sure you submit your work in enough time for someone to review it and for you to revise it.

Maybe your online tutor suggested also meeting with a face to face tutor.  Maybe you think a session with someone in person will help you with your revisions.  If so, this information can help you.

 

Are you new to college life?  Are you a dual credit student?  These three documents are designed to help you be successful in college as a whole, both in and out of the classroom.  Succeeding in college takes more than learning course content. You must also understand how to approach all aspects of your college experience and know what the school expects of you.

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