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Spooky Story Contest--Submissions Due 10/24
It's that time of year again--time for the Writing Center's 2nd annual Spooky Story Contest! This year, we are accepting original poems, stories, and screenplays with a spooky theme! So dust off your typewriter or get out your phone to type up that spooky original story you've been brewing.
Send your spooky submissions to email@example.com before midnight on Thursday, October 24th.
FREE Microsoft Office 365 for Students
Office 365 Education includes Office Online (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote), and 1TB of OneDrive storage for you to use for free for as long as you are a student at an academic institution (Gavilan College).
To register, use your Gavilan email address (ending in @my.gavilan.edu).
New @ The Learning Commons: Tutoring for many of your classes
Tutoring at Gavilan has a new home, Li 168! Now, you can come in for help with reading, writing, research, and subject tutoring all in one place. Our tutors are trained to help you one-on-one or in small groups, and you can sign up for weekly tutoring sessions or just come in to study and ask questions as you have them. Starting on the first day of school, drop by to see your new favorite study place!
Every writer needs a reader. Find yours at the Writing Center.
Whether you want to brainstorm for that first essay or need help organizing your paragraphs, the peer educators at the Writing Center are here for you for every stage of the writing process. Come in to use our writing reference guides, ask that quick question about MLA, or bring your lunch and hunker down at a computer for a long writing session. We'll be just one question or smile away! Just drop by LI 168 or make an appointment online.
Academic Skills Workshops
Our 50-minute workshops are designed by faculty and tested by students to help you learn and practice they key academic skills you need to succeed in your college classes. Learn about APA and MLA citation, effective study strategies, revision strategies, how to read difficult college-level texts, and more.