Faculty Resources

Including the LRC on your Canvas page

You have several options for including the LRC on your course Canvas page. 

Link to the LRC's webpage by providing the url: OR

Canvas Page: Add just the LRC's information page to your course's Canvas by searching the commons for "Learning Resource Center Writing Tutoring" 

Canvas Module: Import an informational module to your course's Canvas by searching the commons for "Visit the LRC for Tutoring!" 







Suggested Syllabus Information – Feel free to put this directly into your syllabus or adapt as necessary

LRC (general info):

Tutoring in multiple subjects, one on one help with writing and grammar, and reading and writing workshops are all available at the Learning Resource Center (LRC), which is located in the Oviatt Library, on the east wing of the third floor. You may call (818) 677-2033 to make an appointment. Visit to view our workshop schedule. We also offer limited online after hours tutoring for writing (check website for schedule) and walk-in tutoring in all our offered subjects on a first-come, first-served basis.

First-Year Writing Lab (for First Year Comp and U100)

Our Writing Lab Tutors are graduate and undergraduate students with excellent writing skills. They are ready to empower students to become better writers. The tutors can help students from brainstorm to revision, and all the important steps in between.

Hours: Monday: 9:30am-4:30pm; Tuesday – Thursday: 9:30am-6:30pm; Friday: 9:30am-3:00pm

You can make a 30 minute appointment by calling (818) 677-2033, or come in person to The LRC, Oviatt 300 (East Wing). Walk-ins sometimes available, but appointment is recommended. Please bring your assignment prompt and the work you have completed on the assignment. Hard copy is preferred but we can also view your work on your laptop.

The Writing Center (for any non-first year course with writing)

The University Writing Center is staffed with Part Time Faculty and Masters Candidates at CSUN. They have teaching experience and most currently teach at CSUN in various departments. They can help with any step of the process from conception to completion. They are also available to help out with personal statements, resumes, UDWPE, and more.

One-person appointments are 30 minutes, group appointments are one hour. Group appointments must be scheduled ahead of time. Please bring your assignment prompt and/or the work you have completed on the assignment. Hard copy is preferred but we can also view your work on your laptop.

If you would like help with your university-related writing, call (818) 677-2033, or come to Oviatt Library 300, to make a 30-minute appointment. 

Hours, In-person tutoring: Monday: 9:30am-4:30pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 9:30am-6:30pm; Friday: 9:30am-3:00pm

Online is also available on a limited basis; check our website for schedule.


The Science, Math, and Related Topics (SMART) Lab offers academic support to help students improve their academic performance. Subjects include accounting, biology, chemistry, economics, mathematics, physics, psychology, and statistics and others. The tutors are accomplished undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of university disciplines who are available to assist students on a walk-in and appointment basis. The SMART Lab is located in the Oviatt Library 3rd Floor, East Wing. The schedule can be found on the website:

The Grammar Lab

The Grammar Lab offers tutoring for students who wish to polish their written English. Trained grammar tutors provide help with sentence-level issues, including sentence boundaries, subject/verb agreement, word choice, sentence combining, and other conventions of written English.


Writing Lab/Writing Center Student Referral Form (for sending students to tutoring with some guidance)

In order to facilitate productive tutoring sessions, we are offering a student referral form that faculty can fill out for students prior to a Writing Lab (first year writers) or Writing Center (all other levels of writers) visit. This is not mandatory in any way, but it will help us to address the concerns you have for your students more directly, should you want or require that. 

If you are interested in sending a referral form with your student to their LRC Writing appointment, please click here for the form. Thanks!

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Writing Center Workshop / Presentation Request Form

Are you assigning an annotated bibliography in your class? Do your students need a refresher on MLA or APA conventions? Does your upper division class need a reminder regarding classic academic conventions of writing, or a little extra guidance on organization and structure of writing within your discipline?

If you are interested in having an LRC Writing Center presentation or academic skills workshop for your class/group, please click here for Workshops and Presentations Request Form. There are many set workshops for you to choose from, but if you do not see what you need, feel free to contact the Writing Programs Coordinator:

Please request as early as possible, as we do get booked up quickly! Thank you for supporting your students, their writing, and student support at the LRC.

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