Welcome to the 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. Regardless of your major, class standing, or career goals, writing is a necessary skill. We can help you develop your ideas, cite your sources properly, write clearly on the sentence level, and organize your thoughts and communicate them articulately. We understand the needs of multilingual learners and returning students, and we're experts in all phases of the writing process.

Writing tutor with student in an in person session

Tutoring Services

We offer one-on-one and small-group tutoring appointments for all members of the SJSU community. Whether you want to visit us in person or meet with a tutor online via Zoom, we are here to assist you.

Writing Center table set up at an event

Workshops and Events

As well as in-person events on campus, we provide an extensive range of online writing workshops and special programs (such as the Foundations of Graduate Writing) each semester, covering many topics and levels.

Writing Center Tutor conducting a workshop.

Faculty Services

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

Selection of writing handouts on a table


In addition to tutoring services, we have numerous online resources that students can use for self-study, including video tutorials, writer toolboxes, handouts, and entries in our blog.

Student employees from the Writing Center in front of the library location


The Writing Center is committed to recruiting and hiring a diverse and representative team of SJSU students as writing tutors and front-desk student assistants.

Campus entry view of the Martin Luther King Library

Contact Us

Contact us if you have any questions or would like support accessing the range of free writing services available. We are open during regular semesters and summer/winter breaks.

Mailing List Sign Up

SJSU students and faculty are encouraged to sign up for our dedicated mailing lists.

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