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June 06, 2018:





Our Summer I & II hours are as follows: 

9 - 7 Monday - Thursday

9 - 5 Friday

9 - 4 Saturday

Walk-ins as consultants are available


To get started, click the blue registration link to the left on this page.

Students must register their Collin College email address.

Professors must register their email address. 

--D203 In-house Schedule

  • Schedule three 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.


Upcoming Writing/Research Seminars


"Writing about Poetry"

Presenter: Writing Center Manager Joani Reese

Join published poet Joani Reese as she walks you through a deep reading of a poem, and learn the strategies for developing an effective poetry analysis.

Tuesday, June 19, 1:00-2:00 p.m. D225


"Writing Annotated Bibliographies"

Presenter: Khimen Cooper

Annotated bibliographies are a significant element of research in all fields. After defining and detailing annotated bibliographies, participants in this lecture will examine various examples and discuss the purpose of the annotated bibliography. The session will wrap up with an exercise where we will compose our own annotation as a group.

Wednesday, June 20, 12:00-1:00 p.m. D225


"Tips for More Effective Writing"

Presenter Lead Consultant Katie Wallis

Learn basic grammar, word choice, and punctuation to improve the readability of your assignments.

Thursday, June 21, 1:00-2:00 p.m. D225 


“Think Before you Google” 

Presenter: Shannon Alexander

Learn the basics of selecting and evaluating online resources for academic research and real life ranging from blog posts to scholarly journals. 

Wed, June 26, 3:30– 4:30 p.m. Room L110 (library)


“Media Literacy: Sorting Fact from Fiction”

Presenter: Beth Atkins

Is it solid news, or clickbait? Misinformation is everywhere. Learn how to fact-check stories, avoid bogus news, and use the most credible sources.

Wed, June 27, 3:30– 4:30 p.m. Room L110 (library)

All seminars are free and open to the Collin community.  Professors will be notified of student attendance via email.






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.