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Our Services

We’re here for everyone: undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, instructors, and staff.  Let us know how we can help!

For Students (Undergraduate and Graduate)

The USC Writing Center welcomes the opportunity to work with undergraduate and graduate students on writing projects.

We’ll help you understand your assignment, outline and organize, develop a thesis statement and conclusion, and convey your ideas with clarity. (Please note: we are not an editing service.)

We are happy to help with your dissertation and thesis work, as well as with personal statements and other job application materials.

Though we do not edit, we will help you with strategies for editing and proofreading, and with MLA/APA/Chicago formatting questions.

For Instructors and Faculty

The Writing Center is available for all USC personnel and welcomes the opportunity to work with the University community. Whether you are currently teaching or are working on your own writing project, the Writing Center is ready to serve you.

Writing Center consultants regularly make presentations in classrooms in order to inform students about our services.  If you would like to request a classroom presentation, please contact director Deidre Garriott at

Faculty, instructors, and teaching assistants may find the following Writing Center services helpful:

  • making informational presentations to your classes about Writing Center services

  • conducting workshops for your classes on peer review, revision, or documenting sources

  • developing effective writing assignments and essay examinations

  • finding effective and efficient methods of evaluating student writing

  • answering general reference questions regarding punctuation, grammar, and usage

  • revising articles and presentations

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.