Writing Center

Contact Us

Phone: 717.569.7071 ext. 5383
Fax: 717.560.8261

The Writing Center assists students with any written assignment through individual tutoring sessions and group workshops. Peer writing tutors and professional tutors are eager to partner with you at any stage of the writing process by listening to your ideas, helping with the organization of your paper, and giving guidance with the technical skills involved in writing.

Schedule writing appointments as needed or sign up for semester-long weekly appointments. To schedule an appointment, access the Writing Center’s online schedule via a link on the student portals.

Location and Hours

The Writing Center in Lancaster is located in the Ally Center on the fifth level of the Teague Learning Commons. Writing Center representatives are also available at the Greenbelt and Philadelphia locations. Traditional undergraduate students who are on the campus throughout the week are asked to make face-to-face appointments with tutors, but online appointments are available for accelerated, graduate, and online students. If you have any questions before you schedule an appointment, email the Writing Center at writingcenter@lbc.edu.


  • Get an assignment started. Writing assistants can help with brainstorming. If you are not sure how to get started with an assignment, why not visit us? You might find that one session will save you hours of frustrated writer's block, wasted research time, and unfocused first draft writing.
  • Organize your papers. If you already have a rough draft started, tutors can give you feedback on the logical flow of your paper. After listening to you explain what you want the paper to say, the tutor can tell you where you are clearly expressing your ideas or where you might be able to rearrange some material to help your audience (including your professor) get the most out of your paper.
  • Grammar, MLA and APA questions. Our writing assistants can teach you grammar rules, so you can become more effective at editing your own papers. They can also help you understand all the confusing ins and outs of MLA and APA style and paper formatting.
  • We don't judge. Don't hesitate to set up an appointment because you fear what someone is going to say about your paper. We promise – we won't pick on every comma! The Writing Center has a friendly staff ready to listen and help in practical ways.
  • We're available for as long as you need us. Writing tutors are willing to meet several times if that is what's needed to finish a project. We encourage you to come early in the writing process so we can help with brainstorming and outlining a direction for your project.
  • Develop your writing skills. Our goal is to help you grow towards becoming a more skilled writer who faces each new project with a growing sense of confidence. Rather than providing simple "editing" services and making you dependent on us, we want to help you become a competent and confident writer on your own.