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The Writing Center is now closed for winter break. We will reopen on February 2, 2015. 

 

Spring 2015 Tutoring Hours:

MONDAY-THURSDAY:
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

FRIDAY:
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM 

 

The Writing Center is located in Clark Hall, Suite 126.

 

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San José State Writing Center

The San José State University Writing Center is a unit of Student Academic Success Services (SASS). We offer a variety of resources to help students become better writers, and all of our services are free for SJSU students. It's difficult enough being a college student, so why let a writing assignment add to your stress? We'll be your guides through the often bewildering world of words, and you'll emerge with the communication skills necessary to your success as a student.

Our Mission

Our mission is to enhance the writing skills of SJSU students so they can communicate clearly in any setting (informal, academic, or professional). We accomplish this goal through creating handouts, offering workshops, and conducting one-on-one tutoring sessions.

We are committed to treating students, their questions, and their assignments with respect. We recognize that every student is unique and that every assignment is different. Writing Specialists will make their best attempt to work with students to improve their writing.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who use the Writing Center will

  • improve their written communication skills in university classes and in the professional world.

  • understand that writing is a complex process.

  • engage in critical thinking.

  • critique drafts of their writing assignments.

  • understand grammatical concepts.

  • develop ideas to support a focused thesis statement.

  • cite sources appropriately (both in-text and in end citations).

  • understand rhetorical strategies.

  • gain confidence in their writing abilities.

  • create outlines to organize complex ideas.

  • develop and maintain a writing style that is appropriate to academic audiences.

  • write clearly and concisely.

To learn more about our services, watch our "Virtual House Call" in the below video. We look forward to working with you.