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Writing Center & English 800 Center
Overview

Writing Center
North Hall Building 18, Room 104
(650) 574-6436
Spring 2014
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Drop-In Hours
Mon - Thu  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday  No Drop-In Hours
English 800 Center
North Hall Building 18, Room 102
(650) 574-6539
Spring 2014
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
What makes the Writing Center at College of San Mateo (CSM) such a valuable resource for students?
CSM's Writing Center and English 800 Center are unique among all the centers of California's other community colleges and universities because of the superior quality of tutoring.

At CSM only English and ESL composition instructors help students with their writing in one-on-one conferences—instead of the student tutors, instructional aides, or graduate assistants who do most of the tutoring at other writing centers. In fact, the Writing Center has provided this excellent service for CSM students for more than forty years. 

Today, students in the centers can use computers and printers; DVD and VHS equipment; a library of literature, film, textbooks, and reference materials; tutorials on specific writing skills; and ESL Grammar Workshops.

What do the Writing Center and English 800 Center provide for students? They provide one-on-one writing conferences with English and ESL instructors; computers, printers, DVD, and VHS equipment; a library of literature, film, textbooks, and reference materials; tutorials on specific writing skills; and ESL Grammar Workshops.

Who can use the Writing Center and English 800 Center?
During the Spring and Fall sessions, all CSM students can come to the centers for help with their writing during our drop-in hours, which are Monday through Thursday from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm. But students enrolled in ESL 400 and ESL 850 as well as English 100, 100/102, 110, 165, 828, 838, 848, and 850 can use the centers' resources any time during our open hours.