Writing Center at College of San Mateo - Overview
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Writing Center

Overview

Writing Center


North Hall Building 18,
Room 104
(650) 574-6436
Fall 2019
Monday - Thursday 8 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 8 am - 2 pm
Drop-In Appointments
Monday-Thursday: Sign-ups begin at 11:45 am. Appointments are between 12‑2:30 pm.
No drop-in appointments on Fridays.
What makes the Writing Center such a valuable resource for students?
CSM's Writing Center is unique among all the centers of California's other community colleges and universities because of the superior quality of tutoring.

At CSM, only English composition instructors help students with their writing in one-on-one conferences—instead of the student tutors, instructional aides, or graduate assistants who do most of the tutoring at other writing centers. In fact, the Writing Center has provided this excellent service for CSM students for more than twenty years. 

Today, students in the centers can use computers and printers; DVD and VHS equipment; a library of literature, film, textbooks, and reference materials; and tutorials on specific writing skills.

What does the Writing Center provide for students? 
It provides one-on-one writing conferences with English instructors; computers, printers, DVD, and VHS equipment; a library of literature, film, textbooks, and reference materials; and tutorials on specific writing skills.

Who can use the Writing Center? 
During the Spring and Fall sessions, all CSM students can come to the Writing Center for help with their writing during our drop-in hours, which are Monday through Thursday from 12:00 pm until 2:30 pm. Students enrolled English 100, 105, 110, 165, and 850 can use the center's resources any time during our open hours and sign-up for 20 minute appointments with instructors in advance. Generally, the Writing Center has appointments throughout the day to assist students with their writing. The Writing Center is also a quiet and comfortable place to study.