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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 (December 2021):

The Writing Center will begin to offer limited in-person tutoring (by appointment) in the spring 2022 semester. We will continue to offer extensive online support, including scheduled tutoring sessions, drop-in sessions via live chat, and one-hour workshops on various writing topics. Refer to our FAQs for more detailed information.

Writng center tutor and tutee in a drop-in session.

Tutoring Services

We offer a variety of one-on-one and small-group tutoring services for all members of the SJSU community. Whether you want to schedule an appointment in advance for more in-depth assistance or chat with a tutor briefly for help with a quick question about writing, we are here to assist you.

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.

Ask a Tutor Live Chat

Resources

Writing Center Resources at Clark Hall.

For Students

In addition to tutoring and workshops, we have numerous resources posted online that students can use for self-study, including videos, handouts, and entries in our blog.

Writing Center Tutor conducting a workshop.

For Faculty

We are committed to supporting both students and faculty, and we partner with faculty all across campus in a variety of ways. 

Upcoming Workshops and Events

We do not have any additional events scheduled for fall 2021. Check back in January 2022 for our spring semester offerings.