Writing Center at College of San Mateo - Overview
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Writing Center


The Writing Center is open Fall 2021
Building 18, Room 104

   Open Hours  Virtual Hours
Monday 8:30am-3pm 3pm-4pm
Tuesday 8:30am-3pm 3pm-4pm
Wednesday 8:30am-2pm 2pm-6pm
Thursday Closed 8:30am-6pm
Friday 8:30am-1pm 1pm-2pm

Welcome Back!

The Writing Center is open and continues to offer support virtually as well. English instructors are available for one-on-one essay conferences, mostly virtual.  At the Center we have resources (computers, printers, study space) for student use. Please come by and take a look during our Open Hours. 

Students in English Composition classes (100,105, 110, 165, 850) can sign up for one conference per week using Accudemia, which is live for Fall 2021. The conferences begin Wednesday, September 1st.

When you select "New Appointment" in Accudemia you will see the available times, instructors, and the instructor’s method of communication, either Zoom or Google Doc Chat (which has no audio).

Any CSM student, including students not enrolled in an English course, can also request a conference by emailing us at csmtwc@smccd.edu.

The Writing Center has a Canvas Page.  There you can find the link to Accudemia and our English Composition Tutorials. Each tutorial covers a specific skill and has exercises in a fillable PDF file.

Do you have questions for the Writing Center?
Please come by during our open hours, or connect with us during the "Virtual Drop-in Hours" listed below using this Writing Center Zoom Link

Day Time
Monday 1pm - 3pm
Tuesday 10am - 12pm
Wednesday 4pm - 6pm
Thursday 11am - 1pm
Friday 10am-12pm

Please call or email us with any questions at 650-574-6436, csmtwc@smccd.edu.

About Us
CSM's Writing Center is distinctive among California's community colleges and universities because of the excellent quality of tutoring. At CSM, only English composition instructors help students with their writing during one-on-one conferences—unlike other centers staffed by student tutors, instructional aides, or graduate assistants.The Writing Center has provided this service for CSM students for more than twenty years. 

What resources does the Writing Center offer? 
In addition to conferences, during our center's open hours, students can use computers, printers, DVD or VHS players; a library of literature, film, textbooks, and reference materials; and tutorials on specific writing skills.

Who can use the Writing Center? 
When campus is open, all CSM students can use the Writing Center; it is a quiet and comfortable place to study.