University Writing Center

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The UWC will be open Tuesday evenings till 9.00 PM

Fall '16 from Week 11 - 15 (​Nov. 1 - Nov. 29)

 

FALL 2016 WPE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

To sign up for a workshop, call or come by the University Writing Center:

Phone: 323-343-5350

JFK Library Palmer Wing 1039A

2-HOUR WORKSHOPS

Day

Date

Time

Location

Tuesday

August 30

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

UWC

 

Wednesday

August 31

3:15 pm – 5:15 pm

UWC

 

Thursday

September 1

9:30 am – 11:30 am

UWC

 

Tuesday

September 6

9:30 am – 11:30 am

UWC

 

Tuesday

September 6

3:15 pm – 5:15 pm

UWC

 

Tuesday

September 6

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

UWC

 

Wednesday

September 7

9:30 am – 11:30 am

UWC

 

Wednesday

September 7

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

UWC

 

Wednesday

September 7

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

UWC

 

Thursday

September 8

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

FA 347

Thursday

September 8

3:15 pm – 5:15 pm

MUS 120

4-HOUR WORKSHOPS

Day

Date

Time

Location

 

Saturday

 

August 27

 

10:30 am – 2:30 pm

 

UWC

 

Friday

 

September 2

 

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

FA 321

 

 

Saturday

 

September 3

 

10:30 am – 2:30 pm

 

FA 321

 

Friday

 

September 9

 

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

FA 321

 

Welcome to the University Writing Center's homepage at CSULA. Our mission is to help each student who comes to us become a better writer and to help the CSULA faculty assign, grade, and respond to student writing effectively.

Writing Center Services

The Writing Center offers a variety of services to the entire CSULA student body. You can come in with any type of writing assignment at any stage of the process. We can help you understand the assignment, organize, and revise your paper. We can even help you learn to proofread for your most common mistakes. While you can drop in for tutoring, the best way to get one-to-one feedback is to make an appointment. The process is on our Tutoring Services page. In addition to one-to-one tutoring for students, we also offer support for the WPE.

The Writing Center provides tutoring and other assistance for all CSULA courses, from pre- baccalaureate composition courses to graduate seminars. In general, these services are not remedial, but are instead a powerful alternative or supplement to traditional modes of classroom instruction. We are strongly focused on the long-term development of individual writers rather than quick fixes for the paper at hand.

Writing Proficiency Exam

We provide student support services for the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR), consisting of the Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE) or UNIV 4010, the course alternative to the exam. We offer workshops to help students prepare for the WPE, consultation for those who do not pass, and general information and advice for students about satisfying the GWAR, either by taking the WPE or UNIV 4010. Our goal is to help students improve their writing and meet the University's writing requirement in a timely manner.

For more information about eligibility and registration for the WPE, please visit the Testing Center website, or call them at (323) 343-3160.

Writing Across the Curriculum

We offer assistance to faculty in understanding student writing problems, integrating writing into their courses, making effective assignments, and in responding effectively to student writing.

PAIR - Peer-Aided Information Research Program

Library research assistance is available in the University Writing Center to help students conduct research. A PAIR assistant can also help students with formatting and documentation, using APA, MLA, and other styles. Fall semester PAIR hours are 12:00-6:00 PM Monday-Thursday, from September 6 to December 1 (Weeks 3-15). No appointment is necessary — just walk over to the person at the table with the PAIR sign on it.  

 

Lise Buranen, PhD  (Faculty Director) lburane@calstatela.edu

Leticia Urtecho (Office Manager) lurtecho@cslanet.calstatela.edu