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.
Writing Support During Spring Break
The Writing Center will be closed for spring break (March 27 to 31, 2023), and we will reopen as usual on April 3, 2023. Check out the huge online resource library (including videos, handouts, and the blog) for writing support over the break.
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.
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.
We are committed to supporting both students and faculty, and we partner with faculty all across campus in a variety of ways.
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.
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.
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.
WORKSHOP--Common Grammar and Punctuation Errors
Spring 2023 Writing Group Creation Training
WORKSHOP--Muscle Verbs for Good Writing
WORKSHOP--Un-Blurring Plagiarism and Paraphrasing
WORKSHOP--Personal Statements for Scholarships and Applications
WORKSHOP--Trimming the Fat: Writing Concisely and Avoiding Wordiness
Mailing List Sign Up
SJSU students and faculty are encouraged to sign up for our dedicated mailing lists.