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Department of English Language and Literature


The University Writing Center

Writing Center

The University Writing Center at USC helps writers at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to polishing final drafts to anything in between. Writing tutors teach by engaging writers in conversations about their writing. We are, in short, a group of writers trained to talk to writers about writing. We're here for students, faculty, instructors, and anyone else on campus who wants to improve their writing skills.

Our Mission

The USC Writing Center is committed to helping writers take advantage of all the opportunities for learning that exist within the writing process. The center’s mission is to help writers in all academic disciplines develop their writing abilities, to promote research in collaborative methods of teaching writing, to train graduate students in writing center teaching and administration, and to provide writing resources to the larger academic community.

To fulfill this mission, we work with university students at every stage of the writing process. Through partnership with the Student Success Center, we support the Writing Lab, which provides peer tutoring at satellite centers to offer undergraduate students more convenient accessibility to our services and expand USC’s writing community. Through seminars, workshops, and consultations, we help university educators incorporate writing into their classes. We also provide resources about writing and writing centers to students, faculty, staff, and the public.

 

Location and Hours

The main Writing Center is in Byrnes 703. Typical hours are Monday, 10:00-4:00; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10:00-5:00; and Friday, 10:00-3:00.

You can make an appointment online

 

Quick Questions

Working on a paper right now and can't figure it out? Call 803-777-2078 during operating hours for quick answers if you have questions about grammar, style, mechanics, or citation and documentation.