Dr. Jeff Harlig - Director, CSUSM Writing Center
Dr. Liliana Castañeda Rossman - Professor, Communication

Why does CSUSM place so much
importance on students' writing

What are you hoping to see
in students' papers?

Why is a thesis statement
important in student papers?

Do you provide samples of writing
to students in your courses

How does writing for a class differ
from writing in the "real world"?

What are the three most common
problems you see in student papers?

What are some pitfalls of student writers when responding to other authors' viewpoints?

Why do students resist visiting the
professor to discuss their paper?

What do you do to keep
improving as a writer?

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