If your GEW 101 instructor requires you to visit the Writing Center, you need to complete an agenda form and bring it to your session. The questions on the form help you identify the specific things you want to work on in your tutoring session. After the session, staff sign and stamp your form, which you submit to your instructor as verification of your attendance.
Most GEW instructors use the form listed below, but some instructors have their own versions. Please check with your instructor to get the correct form for your class. The Writing Center does not provide these forms!
Statistics from Fall 2013 show clearly that GEW students who come to the Writing Center get A's more and F's less.
What does the Writing Center contribute to GEW performance? Several things. First, the students who make a commitment to come to the Writing Center are also the students making a commitment to their educational performance overall. Next, students who come to the Writing Center and work with our consultants receive confidence-building guidance and assurance that THEY CAN DO IT, and they take that confidence home with them. Finally, it appears that the secrets of college writing--that separate good high-school writers from good college writers--are difficult to learn without one-on-one discussion. Writing Center consultants (AND professors, of course!) provide that personalized discussion that may get students over the "hump" between a C grade and an A grade.
Open January 30 - May 12
Monday - Thursday:
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (noon)
The Writing Center is one of the Centers for Learning & Academic Support Services at CSUSM. We are part of the Office of Undergraduate Studies.