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Research and Writing: Writing Help

Writing Help



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Smarthinking Tutoring Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It's free for CPTC students. Smarthinking's writing services allow students to upload research papers for review by a tutor. Students can schedule appointments for writing services as well as tutoring in other subjects such as math, science, computers, nursing and allied health, and more. 

Username: Your Coastal Pines student email address

Password: Your six-digit birth date (MMDDYY)


LearningExpress Library

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LearningExpress Library is a database in GALILEO. It's Adult Learning Center has a Writing Skills Tutorial to help students get organized and review writing skills. There's even a practice essay.

Students accessing GALILEO off campus must have the GALILEO password. It's emailed to CPTC students, faculty and staff at the beginning of each semester. Ask for it in person at any CPTC library, or send a password request to using your CPTC account.

LearningExpress Library also requires an account. Register for an accounting using the link at the bottom of the site's homepage. 

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