Paul Simon Essay Contest local winners announced

The LLCC Writing Center is pleased to announce the local winners of this year’s Paul Simon Essay Contest:

  • First Place: Abigail High
  • Second Place: Link Gallagher
  • Third Place: Corry Jankowski

Congratulations to the winners! Thanks to generous donations from the LLCC Foundation and the LLCC Bookstore, all local winners will receive prizes, and the first place winner will have her essay forwarded on to the statewide competition for a chance to win a $500 scholarship.

Writing Center to offer assistance to students via email

Because the LLCC campus is following guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the LLCC Writing Center will not be meeting any students face-to-face until further notice.

As of March 23 and until further notice, the Writing Center will be offering assistance to students through email only. We will respond to emails during the hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.

If students need help with a writing assignment, they may send the document to writing.center@llcc.edu. One of our Writing Center specialists will review the essay and communicate with them directly.

As always, we are here to help you in whatever way we can.
– LLCC Writing Center staff

Submissions for Paul Simon Essay Contest due Friday by 3 p.m.

Please encourage students to enter this year’s Paul Simon Essay Contest. An essay of 500 words or less on the topic “How my community college changed my life” gets students entered to win cash and other cool prizes, courtesy of the LLCC Foundation and Bookstore. The local winner will be entered in the statewide competition for the chance to win a $500 scholarship. Students can schedule appointments in the LLCC Writing Center to get help with their essays. The deadline for submissions is 3 p.m. on Friday, March 6. See the 2020 Paul Simon Student Essay Contest flyer or contact the LLCC Writing Center for more information.

Paul Simon 2020 Flyer

Paul Simon Essay Contest

Please encourage students to enter this year’s Paul Simon Essay Contest. An essay of 500 words or less on the topic “How my community college changed my life” gets students entered to win cash and other cool prizes, courtesy of the LLCC Foundation and Bookstore. The local winner will be entered in the statewide competition for the chance to win a $500 scholarship. Students can schedule appointments in the LLCC Writing Center to get help with their essays. The deadline for submissions is 3 p.m. on Friday, March 6. See the 2020 Paul Simon Student Essay Contest flyer or contact the LLCC Writing Center for more information.

Paul Simon 2020 Flyer

Paul Simon Essay Contest

Please encourage students to enter this year’s Paul Simon Essay Contest. An essay of 500 words or less on the topic “How my community college changed my life” gets students entered to win cash and other cool prizes, courtesy of the LLCC Foundation and Bookstore. The local winner will be entered in the statewide competition for the chance to win a $500 scholarship. Students can schedule appointments in the LLCC Writing Center to get help with their essays. The deadline for submissions is 3 p.m. on Friday, March 6. See the 2020 Paul Simon Student Essay Contest flyer or contact the LLCC Writing Center for more information.

Paul Simon 2020 Flyer

Setting up time for classes to meet with the Writing Center

The LLCC Writing Center would like to remind faculty that they can bring classes to the Writing Center or request that a writing center specialist visit the classroom. We can deliver short presentations on Writing Center services in general or topic-specific presentations upon request. If you would like more information or want to set up a time for your class to meet with the Writing Center, please call us at 786-2341 or send an email to writing.center@llcc.edu.

Writing Center celebrates journalism during November

During November, the LLCC Writing Center is celebrating writing in the field of journalism. Encourage students to visit the center to learn about writing projects associated with journalism and about specific leaders in this career field! Students can also get information about journalism blogs like “Mediashift and Zombie Journalism.”

National Day on Writing activities

#WhyIWriteJoin the LLCC Writing Center in celebrating the National Day on Writing! Fall 2019 marks the fifth year that the Writing Center has held week-long activities in recognition of the National Council of Teachers of English initiative. Activities taking place this week in the lower level of the library include:

  • Responding to “Why I Write” by contributing to a message board. Upload your response to the LLCC Writing Center’s Facebook page, and get entered for a goody bag drawing at week’s end.
  • Taking a selfie with Edgar Allan Poe, and answer some trivia about the master of macabre.
  • Enjoying some Halloween candy and pick up an LLCC Writing Center bookmark.
  • Browsing the center’s shelf of free books!

National Day on Writing 2019

Celebrating writing in the field of fire science

During October, the LLCC Writing Center celebrates writing in the field of fire science. Encourage students to visit the center to learn about writing projects associated with fire science and about specific leaders in this career field. Students can also get information about fire science/safety blogs, online journals and web sites like The Fire Research Institute, the International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Services and the National Association of Fire Investigators.

Setting up time for classes to meet with the Writing Center

The LLCC Writing Center would like to remind faculty that they can bring classes to the Writing Center or request that a writing center specialist visit the classroom. We can deliver short presentations on Writing Center services in general or topic-specific presentations upon request. If you would like more information or want to set up a time for your class to meet with the Writing Center, please call us at 786-2341 or send an email to writing.center@llcc.edu.