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female writing tutor and studentThe Writing Center is dedicated to helping you become a skilled, confident and independent writer.

The Writing Center web site offers a wide variety of services to students, tutors, faculty, and staff. From help with grammar, punctuation, and essay structure to online writing tutoring to faculty and tutor resources, there is something at this site for everyone!

Take time to explore the vast number of links to find just what is right for you. Print information that you will want to refer to again.

Come to the Writing Center for help with any project in any of your classes.


420 D in the Academic Success Center

Spring 2013 Hours:

Monday-Thursday, 9AM to 5PM

The Writing Center opens Monday, January 28 at 9AM.

Please arrive no later than 1/2 hour prior to closing.


(619) 421-6700 ext. 5830

What You Need to Bring to the Session

We can help you at any stage of the writing process, even if you are just trying to get an idea for an essay or understand what your teacher wants you to do. We can help you understand MLA format and documentation. We can help you read and comprehend your assignment.

    Bring your student ID.
    Bring your assignment.
    Bring your writing.
    Bring your electronic storage device (flash drive) if you plan to use one of our computers.

A tutor will work with you for about twenty minutes, looking at an aspect or problem you might be having with the reading or writing process. You can come back as many times as you want for another twenty-minute session. We will help you learn to edit and proofread your own work, and help you develop skills to improve your reading.

These skills will help your grades in all the classes you ever have in which you need to write.

Online Tutoring

For online assistance, visit the OWL, our online writing lab. Like the Writing Center, the OWL is free for registered SWC students. To access the OWL, click on Online Tutoring in the menu above.

Workshop Series

We also invite you to attend the weekly Writing Center Workshop Series. Twice each week during the Fall and Spring semesters, different instructors will be giving free presentations to help you with problems students commonly have with reading, grammar, and writing essays. Please check the Workshop Calendar for a schedule of upcoming workshops.


This site was created by Barbara J. Speidel, SWC Learning Assitance Services Coordinator (retired) and is maintained by Andrew C. Rempt, LAS Coordinator

The ASC logo was created by Andrew C. Rempt.


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