Welcome to the CSUSB Writing Centers!
The CSUSB Writing Centers, part of the University's Office of Undergraduate Studies, 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. While many students come to work on papers for composition courses, a large number come from a wide variety of courses across the university. Many of the 25-30 student writing consultants are graduate students in the M.A. in English Composition program, while others are graduate and undergraduate students from disciplines across campus. The director is a graduate of the M.A. in English Composition program.
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 ideas and the sources they are using.
Visit us in CE-310 and CE 311, or email us at WritingCenter@csusb.edu for more information.