The Writing Center

The Writing Center will be open for Zoom appointments this summer:                                                                                                   Monday and Wednesday 10-12.                                                       Tuesday and Thursday 12-2.        

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, our 415-422-6713 number is available to leave messages only, but you can chat in real-time with a front desk person by clicking on the chat box in the lower-right corner at the bottom of the page. 

Here at the Writing Center, we help students with all aspects of the writing process:

  • Getting ideas
  • Adding support
  • Organizing
  • Editing
  • Citations and more!

You can also DROP-IN to the Writing Center office on Gleeson Library lower level to see if a consultant is available within the next hour.  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 a second set of eyes.  Come see us!  

Please give us feedback on your Writing Center session  (Note: Consultants might not get through the entire paper or address all writing issues in one session.)

During Spring and Fall semesters, the Writing Center is open Monday through Thursday from 10-8 and on Friday 10-5.  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. Call (415) 422-6713 or cancel it on Salesforce.  If you miss 3 appointments without canceling them, you will not be able to schedule one for the rest of the semester.  

Loading... Earn one unit of non-graded credit for working with the Writing Center on a regular basis over the course of the semester!

Not on the Hilltop Campus? No problem! All our appointments are available for distance conferences by Zoom or phone 415-422-6713.

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. 

Here are instructions on how to set up Google Docs and Zoom for your appointment.

New!  Editing Tools!  Try one of these programs for grammar and editing before you come to your conference.  Save time!  Please give us your feedback about how they worked for you.

  1. Grammarly. This program will find basic grammar and punctuation errors. Click on "Add to browser - it's free" (Firefox, etc.). Click on the orange "Create Account" button and use your USF email to sign in.  Click onto "Continue to free account".
    Please rate this program.
    Grammarly Feedback
  2. The Writer's Diet. This program helps you edit for style and conciseness.  See if your writing is fit or flabby.
    Please rate this program.
    The Writer's Diet Feedback