Writing Center

In Fall 2021, the BMCC Writing Center brought back in-person tutoring with a writing professional. The Writing Center also provides online tutoring in the Upswing online learning platform. Use your BMCC student email username and password to log in. Here are instructions to help you use the online system.

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.

See our tutoring schedule. 

Virtual Front Desk

Need help scheduling an appointment? Have a question about our services and procedures? Our virtual front desk can help during the following hours:

  • Mondays 1-3 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 1-3 p.m.

Use this Zoom link to speak with a Writing Center representative.

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.

To make appointments, please visit our office in Room S-510 or call (212) 220-1384 during our business hours (currently only available in Upswing).

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.

Please visit the CETLS calendar during the fall and spring semesters for more about our pedagogy and assignment workshops for professors. Contact the Writing Center for more regarding faculty support.

BMCC Writing Center

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

(currently operating remotely)


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