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Writers Helping Writers

The Learning Commons offers services that can help students who are taking General Studies Writing (GSW) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL 1000 and 1010) at Tianjin Polytechnic University. 

Our staff includes both graduate and undergraduate Writing Consultants who can help writers at any stage of the writing process, from formulating ideas to polishing a final draft. We also help with citation styles like MLA, APA, and Chicago. We offer feedback on writing and writing processes as well as introduce writers to writing and research tools that can help enhance their writing skills. 

Online Appointments
For an online appointment, a student will submit a document to the Learning Commons website. The document will be emailed to a Writing Consultant who will read the draft and provide feedback using Microsoft Word. These sessions last for 50 minutes, and the document is returned to the writer within 48 hours via email. 

Virtual Sessions
For a virtual session, a student will meet with a Writing Consultant using video chat (WebEx) and document exchange in real-time. This is a great way to ask questions and talk to a writing consultant face-to-face. These appointments are scheduled ahead of time and last for 50 minutes. 


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Learning Commons Hours (EST)

8:00 AM-10:00 PM 
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Learning Commons is located in Bowling Green, Ohio, USA, and uses Eastern Standard Time. Bowling Green State University is 13 hours behind the time of Tianjin Polytechnic University until November 5, 2017. When it is 10:30 p.m. in Tianjin, it is 9:30 a.m. in Bowling Green.