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Writing - Academic Success Center

The Writers’ Corner staff firmly believe that good writing is an essential skill for being successful in college. Our main goal, therefore, is to help students become more confident and effective writers.

Whether drafting research papers, preparing marketing proposals, or working on writing projects for any class at Amarillo College, students will benefit from one-on-one tutoring sessions with knowledgeable and encouraging tutors.

Our tutors review assignment requirements, provide constructive feedback, and guide students through all phases of the writing process.

The Writing Center is open to all students, regardless of academic discipline and skill level. 


Location

Ordway Hall, Room 104

(806) 345-5580


Services

  • Appointments preferred


 Supervisor

Joshuah O'Brien

Josh O’Brien joined Writers’ Corner in 2016. He holds a MA in English from West Texas A&M University. He has taught Composition and Humanities courses at Amarillo College, as well as GED preparation classes at the Community Link campus. His writing has appeared in Western American Literature and Panhandle-Plains Historical Review. In the summer, he runs a pop-up bookstall at local festivals.

Tutors

Joseph Holmes

Joseph Holmes has been a part of Writers’ Corner since its inception in 2010. He holds an MFA in Painting from Louisiana State University and enjoys working with students on projects in Arts and Humanities. In addition, Joseph is certified in Mental Health First Aid.

Jay Long

Jay Long holds a BA in History from the University of Texas at Dallas and is Writers’ Corner’s resident expert on all things in the Chicago/Turabian format. In his free time, Jay writes short stories and plays tabletop role playing games.

John Pascoe

John Pascoe holds a BA in English, with a minor in Japanese, from the University of North Texas. Before joining Writers’ Corner, John worked professionally as a technical writer. He is currently working on a detective novel and runs a weekly game of Dungeons and Dragons.

Stephanie Barclay

Stephanie Barclay is currently pursuing a BS in Environmental Science at West Texas A&M University. A non-traditional student herself, Stephanie specializes in helping adult students acclimate to college life. Her previous work experience as a Scribe for Disability Services has prepared her to be a compassionate and caring tutor. Stephanie is an avid fan of Robert Smith and the Wu-Tang Clan.

Sean McDonald

Sean McDonald is currently pursuing a BS in Chemistry at West Texas A&M University, though his interests are diverse. Sean has presented his research on Albert Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus at the annual Southwest Pop Culture conference, and has traveled to France, Italy, and Japan. His poetry has been published in Freelancer and he has written articles for The Ranger.

Ryan Voyles

Ryan Voyle is currently working on a degree in Computer Information Systems, and holds an AAS in Automotive Technology. He serves as a liaison between AC’s East campus and Washington campus, helping students transition between campuses. Ryan has had work published in Freelancer and The Ranger, and is currently working on a novel.

Victoria Coleman

Victoria Coleman is currently pursuing an AS in Psychology and is Writers’ Corner’s resident expert on the APA format. She has a pet chicken, named Wasabi, and is an avid fan of Harry Styles.

Jaylynn Foreman

Jaylynn Foreman is currently pursuing an AA in Education, with an emphasis in English and Language Arts. She works part-time as a substitute teacher for AISD. Jaylynn is a Presidential Scholar at Amarillo College, and a member of Blue Blazers, Phi Theta Kappa, and Sigma Kappa Delta.

 


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