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 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 twenty years.
While we are remote, the Writing Center can still provide tutorials on specific writing skills using our website. When our campus is open, students in the centers can use computers and printers; DVD and VHS equipment; a library of literature, film, textbooks, and reference materials; and tutorials on specific writing skills.
What does the Writing Center provide for students?
It provides one-on-one writing conferences with English instructors; computers, printers, DVD, and VHS equipment; a library of literature, film, textbooks, and reference materials; and tutorials on specific writing skills.
Who can use the Writing Center?
When campus is open, all CSM students can come to the Writing Center for help with their essays for other classes by using our Stand-by list. Students enrolled English 100, 105, 110, 165, and 850 can use the center's resources any time during our open hours and sign-up for 20 minute 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 quiet and comfortable place to study.