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Writing Center

In place of in-person support, the Online Writing Center (OWC) will continue supporting our student writers virtually. 

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  • Ask us Something Now

    In our OWC Quick Help channel, a staff member will answer questions about appoinments, grammar, word choice, formatting, and more. Learn more about quick help.

    Download the app and ask questions when they occur to you. No appointment needed!

    If you post a question when we are closed, we will reply during our open hours. 

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  • Reserve an Appointment

    Chat-Based Tutoring
     Discuss the work and have feedback in a real-time text chat! (Hosted by Microsoft Teams) Learn more about text-based tutoring.

    Voice-Based Tutoring
    During the call, you can share screens, work on the same document, and more! (Hosted by Microsoft Teams) Learn more about voice call tutoring.

    Video-Based Tutoring
    It is kind of like meeting in person. During the call, you can share screens, work on the same document, and more! 
    (Hosted by Microsoft Teams) Learn more about video call tutoring.

    Make an Appointment

  • Submit a Paper for Feedback

    *This service does not satisfy Writing Center visit requirements. 

    With this service, you can submit your work and your specific concerns. All requests are placed in a limited waitlist, and our tutors work to provide feedback in a timely manner. (Facilitated through MS Word online) 

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  • Join or Watch Our Webinars

    View a webinar recording to learn how to tackle the many shared challenges of writing academically and writing online. 

    Like what you see but need support on a different topic?  Request one not currently listed!

 Workshops and Webinar Calendar

We will be offering a limited number of webinars on Tuesdays and Thursdays this summer. See the calendar below for titles. Our recordings remain available for other topics.

View recordings of our webinars here. 

 COVID Notice

During advisories regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), CSUSM remains committed to offering an education, so it has transitioned to alternative modes of instruction.COVID-19 Notice

Campus updates on COVID-19: Incident Response page.
Accessing campus  services: Virtual Support Services page.
Resources for learning online: Keep Learning resource page.
Resources for library services: All Virtual page.
By students for students: Keep Writing resources page

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Summer Hours

M-Th, 10am - 2 pm



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