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   San José State Writing Center

The San José State University Writing Center offers 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.

COVID-19 Update (October 2020):

As SJSU has moved classes primarily to an online environment due to COVID-19 concerns, Writing Center operations have also moved online. Please review information below regarding our online services, which we have been working to expand significantly. Lastly, please be sure to check out our "Resources" page for videos and handouts that you can use for self-study. Refer to our COVID-19 Student FAQs for more detailed information. 

Online Tutoring

Our online tutoring services have been expanded significantly--check out our video below to view a walk-through about online appointment scheduling! When you are ready, click on the "Schedule a Tutoring Session" blue button to book your slot in our appointment reservation system.

In fall 2020, tutoring will be closed on the following holidays: September 7 (Labor Day), November 11 (Veterans Day), and November 25-27 (Thanksgiving). Tutoring will also be unavailable on the following dates due to employee training: September 11, October 9, November 13, and December 11.

 Fall 2020 Online Tutoring (via Zoom):

           August 24 - December 15

                M - Th, 10:00-9:00

  F, 10:00-3:00

Schedule a Tutoring Session



Ask a Tutor Live Chat Service

We have partnered with the MLK Library to rollout our new “Ask a Tutor” live chat service. You can ask our tutors live questions at scheduled times when we have tutors available—no appointment necessary. Note that this service can only be used for brief questions—generally concerns that tutors can address within 5-15 minutes. If you need more intensive help, please schedule a full-length online tutoring appointment.

Tutors will be available on the following days and times during the fall semester (August 24 - December 15). Click on the "Ask a Tutor Live Chat Service" blue button to login. Watch the video below for more information.





Ask a Tutor Live Chat Service     

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 original writing resources, 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. Our writing tutors will make their best attempt to work with students to improve their writing.

We also host a listserv for students who are interested in learning more about our services; send an email to writingcenter@sjsu.edu to request that we add your name to our list. You'll then receive frequent updates from us. We look forward to working with you.