Writing Center

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The BMCC Writing Center at 199 Chambers Street in Room S-510 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.

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.

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 & Printing

The Writing Center offers five state of the art PC’s 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



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

Hours of Operation Spring 2020
January 27–May 22
Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED