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The Writing Center has just become active again on Facebook! Find us at @CSUSMwritingcenter 

OR look us up on Twitter at @CSUSMWC

The Writing Center is pleased to announce the arrival of our new Academic English Language Specialist, Kseniya Gregory. The Center is developing new services for all students on campus.

Fall *writing process and **grammar/mechanics workshops have been scheduled!  Offered at a wide range of times to fit many schedules:

Next workshop:

  • **From Splice to Nice: FANBOYS to the Rescue! - Wednesday, October 19th, 1:00-2:00pm (KEL 1103)

  • *Crafting Interesting Openings and Though-Provoking Conclusions - Tuesday, October 25th, 4:00-5:00pm (KEL 1103)
Workshops coming soon:

Fall 2016 Workshop Schedule:

  • **Which One? An Adjective Clause Tells All - Tuesday, November 1st, 11:00am-Noon (KEL 1103)
  • *How to Write a Focused Body Paragraph - Monday, November 7th, Noon-1:00pm (KEL 1103)
  • **Santa's Elves: Subordinate Clauses - Thursday, November 17th, Noon-1:00pm (KEL 1103)
  • **Pause and Effect: Crafting Sentences with Commas - Tuesday, November 29th, 3:00-4:00pm (KEL 1103)

The Writing Center Works! See the results for GEW 101 students from Fall 2013!

Jenna Jauregui with Maureen Dupont

Jenna Jauregui at CRLA awards ceremony with Math Lab Director Maureen Dupont
Our tutor Jenna Jauregui received the 2013 Outstanding Tutor Award of the College Reading and Learning Association's International Tutor Training Program Certification committee at CRLA's 46th annual conference in Boston on November 7, 2013. Congratulations, Jenna!

The "Faculty Discuss Writing" video series is now available for viewing! Faculty answer some of your pressing writing questions on video. Check it out!

High School Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC): 
CSUSM writing instructors and writing tutors talked to North County high school teachers at Twin Oaks High School in San Marcos, February 17, 2016

Left to right: Elizabeth Jaffari, Joan Anderson, Mary Reinig, Jeff Harlig (standing), John Mitchell (Click image for video)

Panel for High School Composition Teachers

Make a Writing Center appointment here. 

We suggest that you first read the following:

You will have to MANUALLY select the Writing Center on the screen following your log-in. Otherwise, you might be making an appointment at the wrong center.

If you have difficulties using the appointment system or are unable to access the system, please call 760-750-4168.

Fall 2016 Hours

Open September 6 - December 9

Monday to Thursday:
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

9:00 AM - 12 PM


November 11 (Veterans Day), November 24 & 25 (Thanksgiving)
November 23 - closing at noon
Closed finals week - plan ahead!

The Writing Center

Kellogg 1103

Director: Jeff Harlig

Academic English Language Specialist: Kseniya Gregory

The Writing Center is one of the Centers for Learning & Academic Support Services at CSUSM. We are part of the Office of Undergraduate Studies. 

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