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Syllabus & Prompt Language

Syllabus Language

The Online Writing Center (OWC) offers a welcoming digital learning environment where certified student consultants offer constructive guidance at any stage of the writing process--idea generation, argument development, sentence-polishing, and more. The OWC starts with the prompt and asks guiding questions as you work to develop compelling work. Chat, voice, and video sessions are available on Microsoft Teams by appointment; Quick Help is available on Teams on a drop-in basis; asynchronous feedback is available by request. Additional services include Academic English support, webinars, and various online resources.  Open hours are M-Th, 9am-6pm and F, 9am-2pm. Visit csusm.edu/writingcenter and follow us on Instagram @wccsusm. 

 

Prompt Language

You can insert the below statement in your assignment prompts. If there is a particular aspect of the assignment on which you would like students to focus, feel free to include that in the statement.

I recommend visiting the Online Writing Center at any stage of this assignment. To start, visit the Writing Center homepage or directly to the OWC Teams General channel.

Schedule Links

In your schedule, you can include a link to the Writing Center scheduler. Copy and paste any of the following next to dates preceding assignments that could benefit from writing support. For volume and staffing reasons, we appreciate any notice about any recommended visit dates. Please email writing@csusm.edu a few weeks ahead so we can prepare for your students; without notice, we may not be able to meet students.

Cougar Courses Language with Links, Hours, and Instructions

All Courses

As you engage writing in this course, please consider visiting the Writing Center, which is committed to your growth in all stages of the writing process (brainstorming, planning, drafting, revising). For the best results, go early and often for an assignment. You can walk-in or reserve an appointment. They are open M-Th, 9am-6pm, F, 9am-2pm.

Note: The Writing Center is not an editing service, but a learning center. Although they will not proofread your paper for all mistakes, they will show you how to identify and correct your most frequent and distracting patterns of error.

GEW 101 A & B

This course requires you to make two visits to the Writing Center, which is committed to your growth in all stages of the writing process (brainstorming, planning, drafting, revising). For the best results, go early and often for an assignment. You can walk-in or reserve an appointmentThey are open M-Th, 9am-6pm, F, 9am-2pm.

When you go to your appointment, be sure to take the assignment prompt and a completed Writing Center Agenda Form, which the tutor will sign and stamp as evidence of a productive session.