Welcome to the Writing Center
The Writing Center is located on the third floor of the C building, C-341. The main telephone numbers are (626) 585-7089 (days) and (626) 585-7088 (evenings). Check out the links to the right for more specific information.
The Writing Center is home to the English Writing Center Lab courses (English 901 and 902). These courses—corequisites for all students enrolled in English 100 and 400—help students develop their writing skills through individualized instruction with English Department faculty, student writing consultants, and through computer-assisted instruction. The Center also provides one-on-one instruction on a walk-in* basis for students enrolled in English 400. 100, 1A, 1B, and 1C composition courses.
*Walk-in tutoring availability is not guaranteed. In hours of high demand, the Writing Center staff may limit walk-in tutoring availability. See hours of availability below.
English 901 and 902 Class Assignments and Information
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Mission Statement and Student Learning Outcomes
The mission of the Writing Center is to help students succeed in their English composition courses, while developing their composition, grammar, and research skills.
Writing Center Student Learning Outcomes as of January 2016:
English 901 is a course in the development of writing skills for students in English 100.This course includes individual and small group instruction with professors and writing consultants, as well as computer-assisted learning, with the purpose of achieving the following outcomes:
English 902 is a course in the development of writing skills for students in English 400. It is also a co-requisite course: to be enrolled in this course, you must be concurrently enrolled in English 400.
The course includes individualized instruction with professors and writing consultants, as well as computer-assisted instruction, with the purpose of achieving the following outcomes:
The Writing Center is not an open lab.
Only students enrolled in English 400, 100, 1A, 1B, and 1C may meet with a Writing Center tutor.
Hours for Walk-in Tutoring Summer Session 1
The key component of Writing Center Lab curriculum is one-on-one instruction. Every hour that the Center is open, two English instructors and two writing consultants are on-hand to provide individualized instruction to students enrolled in Lab courses.
*Walk-in tutoring availability is not guaranteed. Students enrolled in any given class hour will be served before walk-in students. In hours of high demand, the Writing Center staff may limit walk-in tutoring availability.
Writing Center Student Behavior Policies
For additional information, consult your syllabus or ask Writing Center staff for assistance.
The Writing Center is located on the third floor of the C building, C-341. The main telephone numbers are (626) 585-7089 (days) and (626) 585-7088 (evenings).
Contact the Writing Center Coordinator, Prof. Lee, at (626) 585-7637 or click here to send him an e-mail .