Writing Center & English 800 Center at College of San Mateo - English 850 and ESL 850 Workshops: About Us
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Writing Center & English 800 Center
English 850 and ESL 907/908: About the Courses

What are these courses?
English 850 and ESL 907/908 are courses that allow you to make regular one-on-one appointments with an English or ESL instructor who will help you with your writing. After you enroll in the course, you will be asked to choose a Writing Center instructor who is available during the hours that you can come. Your instructor will give you assignments throughout the semester to address your specific needs.

Do I need to enroll in English 850 or ESL 907/908 to use the Writing Center?
If you are enrolled in English 100, 100+102, 110, 120, 135, 140, 165, or ESL 400, you have free access to the Writing Center and do not have to register for English 850 or ESL 907/908.  

How do I enroll?
1.  If you are unable to register through WEBSMART for English 850 or ESL 907/908, come to Room 18-104 and ask the instructional aide for an add slip and an authorization code. Then register for the class. Because English 850 and ESL 907/908 are open-entry classes, you may add them any time during the semester.  

2. Go to the bookstore and purchase a special manila folder in the textbook section under English 850 or ESL 907/908. All students, even those who have taken English 850 or ESL 907/908 previously, must purchase this folder. Bring your folder to 18-104 where it will be kept throughout the semester. Each time you come to the Writing Center, you must also retrieve your folder from the file cabinet and place it on your desk.    

3. Bring your 850 or 907/908 folder and your proof of registration to the Writing Center, Room 18-104. (If you have registered on WebSMART, please bring your printout of your WebSMART schedule.)