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The Learning Commons welcomes all learners, teaching them to be more effective and engaged scholars.

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Learning Commons
Hege Library 210
Guilford College
5800 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro NC 27410
(336) 316-2253

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  • The Learning Commons offer an instructional service that provides learning strategies, assignment, and writing assistance for students, faculty, and staff. We offer face-to-face consultations for writing and course specific assignments, as well as a collection of online resources for writers and educators.

Back to School Poetry

Back to School with Poetry

(from the Academy of American Poets Educator newsletter)


Start the school year with these poems celebrating new beginnings, personal growth, determination, and (of course) poetry:



Welcome back, friends! Come visit us to learn how we can help you get organized for a successful semester.


Welcome to “We Become the Fictions We Create,” a six-word memoir contest for students, faculty, and staff.  What is a six-word memoir?  Here is an example (perhaps apocryphal) by Ernest Hemingway: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” 

The contest guidelines are simple: fill out the submission form with your six-word memoir by midnight on September 13, 2018.

The winners will be announced on September 24, 2018.

Go to our Events page to submit

Melissa, LC Director

... and secret superhero

Doug, Professional Tutor

... and squirrel-figurine enthusiast.

Selena, Professional Tutor

... and official high-fiver

What the Learning Commons tutors WILL DO: What the Learning Commons tutors will NOT DO:
  • Help to identify issues with the content of your assignment.
  • Help identify strategies to help you with reading and writing that you can do on your own.
  • Do our best to clarify information so that it is easy for you to understand and implement.
  • Proofread or edit your assignment or "just check grammar."
  • Interpret text or suggest connections for you.
  • Provide a thesis, rearrange paragraphs, or otherwise do the work of interpretation or revision.