The Writing Center at College of San Mateo - Overview
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The Writing Center

Overview

Writing Center


North Hall Building 18,
Room 104
(650) 574-6436
Summer 2018
Mon - Thu 8 am - 8:30 pm
Friday Closed
Drop-In Appointments
There are no drop-in appointments during summer sesson. Check back in Fall 2018.
What makes the Writing Center such a valuable resource for students?
CSM's Writing Center is 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 and Editing Workshops.

What does the Writing Center provide for students? 
It provides 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 and Editing Workshops.

Who can use the Writing Center? 
During the Spring and Fall sessions, all CSM students can come to the Writing Center for help with their writing during our drop-in hours, which are Monday through Thursday from 12:00 pm until 2:30 pm. Students enrolled in ESL 400 and ESL 907/908 as well as English 100, 105, 110, 165, 828, 838, and 850 can use the center's resources any time during our open hours and sign-up for 20 minutes appointments with instructors in advance. Generally, the Writing Center has appointments throughout the day to assist students with their writing. The Writing Center is also a great place to study.