The Craven Community College Writing Labs are located in the Academic Skills Center at the New Bern and Havelock Campus locations. Writing Lab hours vary from semester to semester. Please call New Bern (252-638-7274), Havelock (252-444-0707), or toll free (877-982-2233) for the current semester’s schedule.
The writing lab provides valuable suggestions to students regarding essays, research papers, resumes, and a wide variety of other documents. The ultimate goal is not to “fix” papers, but to empower students with the skills necessary for overall improvement of writing skills. Tutors are permitted to offer generalized feedback, but not to point out all grammatical errors or to make actual corrections for students. Student improvement is the goal, and hopefully, the ultimate outcome of the services provided by writing lab tutors.
Students may also receive assistance with their writing by utilizing SmarThinking.
Another option available for students who need assistance with MLA style papers can be found within an internet platform called SAS Curriculum Pathways. This interactive resource provides detailed feedback to students, including such things as word count, number of fragments, and many elements of proper writing that are invaluable. Please note that this site does not include assistance with APA formatting.
Students can log in as a guest to www.sascurriculumpathways.com/portal/ with the campus username of located5questions with no required password. This guest option will not allow students to save work and return to it at a later date. Students may wish to create a personal account so they can save and return to their work. Personal accounts may be created by clicking on the “sign up” link on the SAS Curriculum Pathways homepage. The Writing Reviser link can be found by going to the blue toolbar located at the top of page, then click on Browse Resources, then click on English Language Arts. The Writing Reviser is located at the top of the page, in the middle.
SmarThinking is an online tutoring platform that the Academic Skills Center (ASC) offers to curriculum students and particularly to those who are taking DL courses and who cannot make the commute for face-to-face tutoring.
Students request a referral from their faculty member. Once submitted, the ASC will contact the student with a password and other details needed to access the system. The referral is good for one semester.
Subject areas available for tutoring include Math, Writing, Business, Science and many others. If interested, please select Smarthinking to review the access instructions/procedures.