The Writing Center

The Writing Center can help with any part of a writing project!

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Our Mission

The Writing Center supports and celebrates writers and writing at USF. We proudly embrace USF’s diverse community of voices and believe our community is stronger and more just when diverse voices are heard. We honor each campus writer (students and alums, staff, and faculty), and we believe every writer can develop and grow in their knowledge, skills, goals, and contributions. 

Through one-to-one interactive conferences, as well as events, workshops, and faculty consultations, the Writing Center offers focused support for any writing project at any stage.  

Our Principles

  • Your voice deserves to be heard.
  • Every writer can get better at writing, and every writer deserves the opportunity to expand their skills.
  • We can help with any project. Whether your project is for school or work, whether it is personal or public, whether it is a Biology capstone or a Rhetoric paper, we can help.
  • We can help with any stage of a project. If you are just starting out or just finishing up, we can help. From brainstorming to final touches, we can support you. 
  • We support research-based productivity strategies. Successful writing depends on an array of skills, including planning, time management, prioritization, and focus. We can help.

Practical Information

As of Spring 2024, the Writing Center offers virtual appointments as well as limited in-person appointments in Gleeson Library.

If you need support in making an appointment, the LWSC staff can be reached in person at Gleeson Library lower level, Room G03; via email at LWSC@usfca.edu; through the chat box on our web pages; or via phone at (415) 422-6713. We also respond promptly to voicemails left on our main line at (415) 422-6713.

If your Zoom window does not open at your appointment time, please check your email.  Your consultant should send you an invitation directly. For other questions, contact the LWSC Front Desk at (415) 422-6713. You can also use the chatbox on any of our web pages (bottom-right corner) to connect with a Front Desk staff member in real time during business hours.

Please follow these guidelines to prepare for your conference.

 

 

At the Writing Center, Writing Consultants are there to help you become the best writer you can be!   Every paper can use the second set of eyes. Come see us!

Please give us feedback on your Writing Center session

Appointment Details

Please make only one appointment at a time. Appointments can be made online.  Please have the courtesy to cancel your appointment if you cannot make it. You can cancel your appointment on Salesforce.  If you are experiencing problems connecting on Zoom, please use our Chat at the bottom of the page.  If you miss 3 appointments without canceling them, you will not be able to schedule one for the rest of the semester.

All appointments are made on the hour and half-hour but begin 5 minutes later to allow for turnaround time.  The actual conferencing time is 25 minutes.

If you have a Google Doc, you can drop the link in the chat when your appointment begins. Alternatively, here are instructions on how to set up Google Docs and Zoom for your appointment.  

Additional Tutoring Services and Resources on Campus

For technical training on educational technologies supported on campus, please visit:

For additional tutoring services on campus, please visit the following pages for more information:

The Learning, Writing, and Speaking Centers

Gleeson Library | Geschke Center | Lower Level G03
2495 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94117

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. —8 p.m.
Friday: 8 p.m.—5 p.m.