Writing and Research Center

In the Writing and Research Center, our goal is to help students through every step of the writing process. Writing specialists provide support focused on helping students build confidence and independence in completing their writing assignments.

Our services focus on providing instructional support at any point in the writing process ranging from pre-writing to revising a writing piece or citing sources. We also conduct instructional workshops on various topics related to writing.

In-Person and Remote Support Available

In-Person Assistance

During the fall and spring semesters, in-person writing support is available on the second floor of the Marvin Library Learning Commons while classes are in session as follows:

Monday – Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Remote Assistance
Remote writing support is available by appointment.

Current students who would like to connect to remote services, should complete the Request for Remote Tutoring form and we will send you an invitation to a Zoom tutoring session or schedule you an appointment.

Request for Remote Tutoring

For questions related to in-person and remote writing assistance, please contact Norina Dowd at n.dowd@hvcc.edu or (518) 629-7055.

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Sunday - Thursday: 7 p.m. - midnight
Online evening tutoring is a free service available to all registered students through STAR-NY.
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Check out the schedule
Free 50-minute workshops on a variety of topics are offered throughout the semester. Topics include calculator use, computer software, time management, research citations and much more!

Get in Touch

Writing and Research Center
Marvin Library Learning Commons, Second Floor

The Learning Centers are open during the Library building hours.