Writing Center

The CSUDH Writing Center is a free resource available to all CSUDH students. The Writing Center provides 30-minute 1-on-1 consultations with a trained Writing Associate or Writing Professional to support writers at any stage of the writing process for any course, department, or program. The Writing Center does not provide copyediting or “correction” services, but Writing Associates and Writing Professionals can work with students to identify patterns of error and various approaches to successfully addressing those errors in their writing.

Our Mission Statement

The CSUDH Writing Center supports students at all levels as they prepare, draft, and revise their writing for various courses, departments, and programs. To promote in students both a positive disposition to help-seeking and a confident writer self-identity, the Writing Center fosters a safe, nurturing, and equitable space where members of the DH community can share, discuss, draft, and revise their writing as part of a community of writers. 

We work with student writers at any stage of the writing process, from setting goals and generating topics, to clarifying ideas and incorporating source materials, organizing, and revising. The WC also supports reading success, offering guidance as students evaluate, annotate, interpret, analyze, summarize, paraphrase, and incorporate source texts. Multimedia and multimodal projects are invited and always welcome.

During individual, small group tutoring sessions and workshop activities, our disciplinarily-trained Writing Associates and Writing Professionals encourage students to develop agency throughout the writing process and to negotiate their own writerly goals with the needs of the various discourse communities with which they engage as writers at Dominguez Hills.

By offering students, tutors, staff, and faculty a space in which to gather and talk about writing—whether it be in 1-on-1 tutoring sessions, trainings, professional development workshops, collaborative projects, or open mics—the Writing Center intends to foster at Dominguez Hills a vibrant and engaged community of writers. Please join us in practicing and celebrating writing!

COVID-19 Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Writing Center has moved to online-only for the duration of the spring 2020 semester. We will be offering individual online appointments as well as email tutoring services.

 

1-on-1 Online Tutoring

We will continue to offer individual tutoring appointments in real time via our online scheduler. See the Appointments page for more information.

 

Asynchronous Tutoring via Email

Students wishing to receive feedback via email should submit papers to WritingCenter@csudh.edu. There is a 24-hour turnaround time on all papers, though we will of course aim to return papers sooner.