Graduate Writing Support Program

The Graduate Resource Center provides writing support to graduate students.

Our Philosophy

The Graduate Writing Support Program facilitates academic and professional growth by promoting writing skills applicable to multiple genres and disciplines. We provide constructive criticism and suggestions for alternative approaches during consultations centered on higher-order writing concerns, such as focus, audience, organization, and development. We aim to assist students in further developing their writing skills through a continual evaluation of their behaviors and beliefs about writing.

If we feel you will be better served by a different office or department, we will direct you to more relevant resources and offices on campus. While we do not copyedit or correct texts for grammar, punctuation, or spelling, we are happy to address specific questions regarding their usage. 

Appointments & Drop-Ins

Graduate Writing Support Program Hours
Mondays through Thursdays 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Fridays 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Breaks By appointment only
Holidays and Summer Closed

Students may schedule a 50-minute appointment with a Writing Consultant. Those working on group projects or papers are encouraged to schedule an appointment together as a group so that all group members may benefit from the experience. 

Appointments are strongly recommended. Drop-ins may be available as the schedule allows, but are not guaranteed. 

NOTE: Students may schedule only one appointment at a time, and will be limited to one appointment per week during busy periods. 

Click on the "Book Now" button below to see current availability.

Preparing for the Consultation

The student should bring a hardcopy of their work that the Writing Consultant may write on. We take a learner-centered approach to our consultations and expect the student to arrive with specific questions about their work and that they will contribute to the discussion. Writing Consultants may answer specific questions about grammar and punctuation, but will not copyedit or correct your work. For more information about how to prepare for your consultation, see the Consultation Guidlines.

Students seeking assistance with the Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE) should contact the University Writing Center for services.

Schedule an Appointment

Click here to schedule your next appointment. You will be prompted to create an account via Appointment-Plus, which can be used throughout the Cal State LA campus.

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For more information, call (323) 343–3826.