Pasadena City College

The Writing Center Site

The English faculty and the Writing Center Director had a problem. Students at PCC have a mandatory 1-credit hour in the writing center, and they needed to help students make the best use of their time.

Nick Carbone worked with the school to create a custom solution: self-paced modules that allow students to work on whatever stage of the reading or writing process they needed that day.

We took online exercises from the Diana Hacker handbook, and combined them with department-authored tutorials and interactive worksheets. The result was a more efficient use of the writing center hour.