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SCC Writing Center /OWL

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Try VirtualMuse, a real-time online appointment system using audio, video, and chat!   

Students who schedule VirtualMuse appointments are subject to the same  no-show penalties as those students who schedule in-house appointments.   

Directions for navigating VirtualMuse can be found at:



The Spring Creek Writing Center will reopen for Fall, 2017 on August 28.



Spring Creek Campus

 In-house, OWL DropBox,  VirtualMuse, and Group Tutoring Appointment Schedules

To get started, register for an account by clicking the blue link to the top left.

Students must use their Collin College email address.

Professors must use their email address. 

All students, staff, and faculty are welcome 

No registration necessary

Professors will be sent electronic notice of student attendance 

--D203 In-house Schedule

(2 appointments per week/3 during summer sessions)

In-house Appointment Guidelines

  • Students may schedule two in-house 1/2 hr. appointments per week
  • Students may schedule only one 1/2 hr. appointment per day
  • Writers with drafts of five or more pages or students with documented special needs may schedule a 1 hr. appointment with the Writing Center manager's permission
  • To avoid No-Show penalties, students must log into and cancel (see the bottom of appointment form) at least one hour prior to their scheduled appointment

Writers should bring the following items (if applicable) to each consultation

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

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

--OWL VirtualMuse

  • Online, real time appointments--students must have a microphone or headset with a microphone to schedule a VirtualMuse appointment

--OWL DropBox: Upload drafts to earliest available time blocks immediately

  • eTutor -- papers returned on or before day two at midnight with remarks in Track Changes
  • DropBox is not a visual online consultation system.  For a real time appointment with audio and video, access the VirtualMuse schedule on this website
  • DropBox can offer only a certain number of time blocks based on consultant availability. For example: If on Monday a student finds the first open slot is on Wednesday because both Monday and Tuesday time blocks are reserved, the two day turnaround count down begins on that Wednesday where the essay has been submitted, not on the Monday it was uploaded)
  • Papers are reviewed and returned in the order they are uploaded, first-come-first-served. Choose the earliest time block and day available

Group Tutoring/Seminar Schedule


Along with our regular writing seminars, the Center has created a schedule for students interested in group tutorial sessions for History, Government, Biology, Algebra, Calculus, and Criminal Justice.  The Mathematics Department is also offering a series of seminars in conjunction with the Center.

Students may access the Group Tutoring/Seminar schedule on the drop-down at the top of any schedule page for information about days and times for group tutorials and seminars.

All group tutorials and seminars are free, and no registration is necessary. Students simply sign in on arrival, and 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.