The Writing Center
Mission Statement: The primary goal of The Writing Center is to empower students as writers by fostering their knowledge and skills in development, organization, style, and structure. Through one-on-one interactive conferences, we support all student writers working in different disciplines and rhetorical contexts.
In Fall 2023 the Learning and the Writing Centers will continue their services, with both in-person and virtual availability for students.
In-person services include Peer Tutoring appointments.
Online services include Peer Tutoring appointments, Academic Skills Coaching appointments, and Writing Center consultations.
The LWSC staff can be reached in person at Gleeson Library lower level, Room G03; via email at LWSC@usfca.edu; through the chatbox 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.
Fall 2023 Hours begin Monday, August 28th
Monday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Here at The Writing Center, we help students with all aspects of the writing process:
- Getting ideas
- Adding support
- and more!
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 (Note: Consultants might not get through the entire paper or address all writing issues in one session.)
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
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