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In-house appointment hours

8 AM - 8 PM Monday - Thursday

8 AM - 5 PM Friday & Saturday

VirtualMuse Online

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SCC Seminar, Workshop, Drop-in Group Tutoring campus-wide

To get started, register for an account by clicking the blue link at the top left of this page.

Students must register their Collin College email address.

Professors must register their email address. 

--D203 In-house Schedule

  • Schedule two in-house 1/2 hr. appointments per week
  • Schedule only one 1/2 hr. appointment per day
  • Drafts of five or more pages or INRW, ESL, and students with ACCESS documentation may schedule a 1 hr. appointment by request
  • To avoid No-Show penalties, students must log into and cancel (bottom of appointment form) at least one hour prior to their scheduled appointment

Bring the following items to each consultation

  • One typed hard copy of draft.
  • A copy of assignment, prompt, and/or rubric.

For reasons of safety and liability, the Center discourages parents from bringing young children to appointments.  Please make an online VirtualMuse appointment instead.


Access the NEW Walk-in Group Tutoring,

Workshop, and Seminar Schedule

FINAL workshops & seminars of the semester!  Do not miss them!

Writing an Artist Statement

Presenter: Professor Shipp

Wed., Nov. 29, 10 – 11 a.m. in D225

This seminar is intended for art students who plan to transfer to a university, submit formal proposals to exhibit art in a gallery, or who simply need to understand the process of outlining a project for grant-writing purposes will benefit from this session with Collin College’s Gallery Director, who is also a professional artist.

Paraphrasing to Avoid Plagiarism

Presenter: Student Conduct Officer Joe Guy

Wed., Nov. 29, 2 – 3 p.m. in D225

Learn paraphrasing fundamentals to protect against accusations of plagiarism.

Library Open Lab

Fri., Dec. 1, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in L110 (library)

Reference Librarians

Drop in during open lab hours and receive research assistance from a librarian that will help you refine your topic, find sources, and cite sources for your research project!  Please bring your assignment.

Exam Prep: ESL/INRW Q&A

Presenter: Professor Springate

Thurs., Dec. 7, 9 – 11 a.m. in D203

Prepping for final exams?  Have a quick question or two for an ESL/INRW expert? Walk-in any time between 9 and 11 a.m. and talk with Professor Springate.

The Poetry of Sentences

Presenter: Professor Grooms

Thurs., Dec. 7, 1 – 2 p.m. in D225

Learn how to choose words that delight while they sway an audience. Understand the music of language.

Cheating and Collusion

Presenter: Student Conduct Officer Joe Guy

Fri., Dec. 8, 10 – 11 a.m. in D225

What constitutes cheating and/or collusion, and what are the consequences? Learn how to avoid committing academic dishonesty.

Students may access the  group tutoring and workshop schedule through the drop-down arrow at the top of any schedule page, and on the log-in page, to obtain information about days and times for group tutorials, workshops, and seminars.

All group tutorials and seminars are free, and no registration is necessary. Professors are sent electronic notice of student attendance.

To make an in-house appointment with CPC or PRC, please follow this link to access their contact information on the Collin College Writing Center page: Collin College Writing Center. To get help from the OWL, choose one of Spring Creek's online schedules from the drop-down menu on this site's log-in page.