Writing Center

The BMCC Writing Center provides one-on-one in-person and online tutoring with a writing professional. The BMCC Writing Center teaches registered students to think critically, write actively, revise mindfully and proofread carefully. In addition, we provide support for faculty who are incorporating writing pedagogy into their curricula.

To schedule an appointment, use your BMCC student email username and password to log onto UpSwing. See instructions to help you use the online system.

See our Summer 2024 Tutoring-Schedule (pdf).

One-to-One Tutoring for Students

A sixty (60) minute, one on one tutorial with a writing professional is at the heart of our service. We teach students to develop, organize, draft, revise, and proofread their work.

We Offer Many Types of Assistance

Getting Started

  • Understanding Assignments
  • Understanding the Syllabus
  • Understanding/Analyzing Texts
  • Responding to Feedback
  • Formatting

The Writing Process

  • Brainstorming
  • Introductions
  • Conclusions
  • Transitions
  • Paragraphing
  • Grammar
  • Considering Audience
  • Critical Thinking


  • Thesis Statements
  • Topic Sentences
  • Research
  • Evidence and Support
  • Ethical Use of Sources
  • Documentation and Proper Citation Style

Beyond Campus

  • Transfer Essays
  • Scholarship Essays
  • Cover Letters
  • Resumes

Computer Lab and Printing

The Writing Center offers five state of the art computers for student research and printing.

Ready to Study

Students are invited to use our space to study.

Faculty Support

Upon availability, the Writing Center collaborates with individual faculty, departments, and other academic services to support student learning and to advance knowledge regarding writing pedagogy, best practices, classroom policies and procedures.

BMCC Writing Center

Front Desk (General Information)
Email: writingcenter@bmcc.cuny.edu
Phone: (212) 220-1384


Mailing Address
BMCC Writing Center
Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY
199 Chambers Street, Room S-510
New York, NY 10007