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Brossman Learning Center - Lancaster Campus: Writing and Grammar

The Brossman Learning Center LibGuide provides users with information on tutoring and workshops to help students succeed at HACC.

Tutoring Hours

Writing Boot Camp

Here is the link to Hetal Thaker’s writing placement prep FREE iTunes class, ”Writing Boot Camp” -


It is a great free prep for students preparing to take the writing placement test or as a refresher for their college writing course.  It is designed to follow a two-week format (but it can be completed in a different time frame).

Digital Filing Cabinet

Need help with the finer points of writing and grammar? Ask your writing tutor about the Writing Center's digital filing cabinet for access to free resources and learning supplements.

English Usage Websites

Common Errors in English Usage

Arranged in alphabetical format, this website provides a list of commonly misused phrases and explains the correct usage.  It also includes explanations of the proper useage of parts of speech.

Correct Punctuation

This web site is intended as a brief guide to basic English punctuation.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

These OWL resources will help you with the writing process: pre-writing (invention), developing research questions and outlines, composing thesis statements, and proofreading.

Guide to Grammar & Writing

The Guide to Grammar and Writing is sponsored by the Capital Community College Foundation.

Writing Effectively for Essay Tests


This handout defines plagiarism and offers tips on how to avoid plagiarizing.


How to Write a Thesis Statement

Persuasive and Argumentative Writing Resources

For writing guides on persuasive or argumentative styles of writing, see the OWL Writing Center web site from Purdue University:

Topic Ideas - Resources

Need Inspiration? 

Our background databases have a lot of ideas to help you choose a topic.