LRC

  • Writing Center
  • Individual Help with Writing
  • Online Writing Lab

UNIVERSITY WRITING CENTER

Welcome to the University Writing Center. 

Please note: all of our services will be offered online for Spring 2021. Please click here to visit our Canvas page and access all our online tutoring services. 

Note: Our workshops will also take place online, through Zoom. Please visit the workshop pages for details, sign ups, and Zoom links.

Any questions about Writing Programs should be sent to onlinelrc@csun.edu.

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We offer individual sessions with writing consultants to students composing assignments in classes in any discipline, supplemental instruction in first-year composition, workshops on various topics in reading and writing, and many ways to prepare for the UDWPE.

At the University Writing Center, we believe that successful writers, whether beginning or more experienced, benefit from discussing their work with an engaged and supportive audience. This is why we are here to help undergraduate and graduate writers at any stage of the writing process—from brainstorming on a topic, to drafting that first version, to polishing and revising the final product—for any project. We are ready to talk about your goals, review your work, and discuss what might come next!

UPPER DIVISION & GRADUATE STUDENT WRITING CENTER INFORMATION

The Upper Division Writing Center Consultants are instructors at CSUN who enjoy working with students one-on-one on all of their projects.  

They are ready to help students become stronger writers in the following ways:

  • They will help students think through their projects, model strategies, and share information about academic conventions.
  • They will offer strategies and support so that students can learn and practice finding and fixing their own errors.
  • They will assist in the polishing of professional materials, such as cover letters and personal statements. 
  • They will discuss active reading and learning strategies with students, or help them to create more strategic writing processes

We offer appointments six days a week, from 10:00am-midnight Sunday through Thursday, and Fridays from 10:00am - 8:00pm. If you would like to work with us, please visit our Canvas site and book an appointment!

LOWER DIVISION WRITING CENTER INFORMATION

Lower Division Writing Consultants are graduate and undergraduate students with strong writing skills from multiple disciplines who cannot wait to talk through your projects with you!

If you are enrolled in any 100 or 200 level course that involves reading, writing, and /or presenting, we are excited to work with you!  

  • Consultants are ready to help students become better writers by acting as advanced readers.
  • They can help students think through their projects, model strategies, and share information about academic conventions.
  • They will offer strategies and support as writers gain practice finding and fixing their own errors. 

We offer appointments six days a week, from 10:00am-midnight Sunday through Thursday, and Fridays from 10:00am - 8:00pm. If you would like to work with us, please visit our Canvas site and book an appointment!

 

GRADUATE STUDENT ASYNCHRONOUS FEEDBACK (you send us your essay, we send you our feedback)

The Graduate Student Online Feedback (for thesis and larger projects) offers asynchronous feedback on your writing. You will send an excerpt or project (up to 25 pages in length at a time, depending on the type of help you need) and consultants will return your work with feedback containing suggestions for revision. The return time is dependent on traffic, so plan ahead and send early! 

If you would like to work with us, please visit our Canvas site for more information.

Please note:

  • In order to ensure the most productive experience, please consider narrowing your desired areas for feedback.
  • In times of heavy traffic, we may take up to a week to provide feedback. 
  • Although our consultants are happy to look at an assignment at any stage, asynchronous tutoring works best on projects that are further along in their development. For help with brainstorming, conceptualizing, and projects that are not fully formed, we recommend booking an appointment with a consultant.