Writing Center

The Writing Center provides several free services which are available to help Harper students succeed. They can work in the open computer lab, consult with tutors on a drop-in basis about their papers in all academic areas, and make appointments with tutors to discuss specific assignments and develop skills in writing, literacy and critical thinking. Online support for writing assignments is also available.

Tutors can:

  • Clarify assignment requirements
  • Guide you through steps of writing process
  • Suggest strategies for revision
  • Respond to drafts
  • Answer specific questions on structure, grammar and content
  • Reinforce skills in building vocabulary, writing sentences, developing paragraphs and proofreading
  • Assist with documentation
  • Offer strategies for interpreting, analyzing and evaluating a text
  • Develop a plan for building on strengths and improving writing and reading skills

Appointments may be scheduled through your Student Portal.

To make an appointment:

  1. Log in to your MyHarper Student Portal
  2. Click on Academic Success
  3. Click on Schedule a Success Services Appointment

Visit our website for more information and our current schedule (harpercollege.edu/academicsupport).


Drop-ins are available for the Writing Center. To join a drop-in tutoring session,

  1. Click on Live Chat (on the website)
  2. Chat with the Front Desk -- they will ask you questions about your Harper ID number and the course you're looking for help with
  3. Click on the link in the chat to join the tutoring session

Visit our website for more information and our current schedule (harpercollege.edu/academicsupport).

Last Updated: 5/3/21