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The Writing Center

Welcome to the CSUSB Writing Centers! 

We are Online for Fall 2020!

The CSUSB Writing Centers are now fully online offering all appointments via Zoom and email. As always, our writing consultants will work with students, faculty, and staff on any writing project at any stage of the writing process. You can sign up for an online appointment just as you would have for an in-person appointment by clicking the Appointments button at right which leads to our scheduling web app at csusb.mywconline.com

University announcements and resources can be found on CSUSB’s dedicated COVID-19/Coronavirus Information web page.

Contact us!

The best way to get in direct contact with us quickly this fall will be via Zoom. Our receptionists will be available during our normal operating hours in the Zoom meeting listed below, so if you have a question, log in to Zoom and you can chat with one of our awesome receptionists! For safety's sake, when you first enter the Zoom meeting you'll land in the waiting room, but one of our receptionists will be with you shortly. 

Receptionist Zoom Meeting ID:  336-834-754

Receptionist Zoom Meeting Link:  https://csusb.zoom.us/j/336834754

Receptionist Hours for Fall: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday

Call in by phone: Use one of the numbers below to call in and enter the meeting ID above when prompted.

     +1 301 715 8592 (US Toll)
     +1 312 626 6799 (US Toll)
     +1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)

Alternate means of contact:

You can also always call us and leave a voicemail at (909) 537-5232. We'll be regularly checking and following up on calls, but during business hours you can reach a receptionist directly via Zoom or by phone using the Zoom info above.

You can always email us at writingcenter@csusb.edu. You can also use the "Send Message to Center" feature within our appointment scheduling app. Click the appointments button at right to navigate to the web app. After logging in, at the top left of the main schedule screen, hover/click on your name to bring up menu options and select "Send Message to Center".

We are planning to make frequent updates to this site as needed. For more information about preparing for and scheduling an online appointment, navigate to our online tutoring info at csusb.edu/writing-center/students/online-tutoring and thank you for your patience!

 

The CSUSB Writing Centers conduct more than 10,000 one-to-one student writing conferences each year and facilitate workshops with faculty members in a variety of campus classrooms. Students come to work on writing projects for a wide variety of courses across the university. Our writing consultants are graduate and undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines.

Writing consultants work with writers at all stages of the composing process, helping to interpret assignments, discover topics, expand ideas, clarify organization, incorporate counter-arguments, cite references, edit, and proofread. Several consultants work specifically with multilingual writers to help them negotiate linguistic and cultural differences in written composition; these consultants also conduct informal English conversation groups for multilingual speakers. Writing Center staff work with faculty members who are designing and evaluating writing components of their courses, in addition to conducting writing workshops in those faculty members' classrooms, and reading and responding to manuscripts in preparation.

In all situations, Writing Center staff write with writers, never for them. They work to preserve the integrity of writers' ideas and plans, even as they challenge writers to interrogate and contextualize both their own and others ideas, language, and sources.

When we return to campus, you can visit us in CE 310. Meanwhile, peruse our website, connect with us via Zoom, or email us at WritingCenter@csusb.edu for more information.