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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:

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. Refer to our Student FAQs for more detailed information.

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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


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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.

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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

Workshops and additional events will be added to our schedule as we approach the fall 2021 semester.