The Writing Center
The USC Writing Center is a student-centered, non-grading facility that employs graduate students to work one-on-one with writers at any stage of the writing process and conducts small-group workshops on a wide variety of writing skills. We are open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We also hold evening hours in the basement of Leavey Library from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday. A schedule of current workshops can be found at our website.
You can schedule an appointment for an individual 30-minute conference with a consultant by phone at 213-740-3691 or at our front desk during office hours. Walk-in appointments are also accepted. If you come to the Writing Center without an appointment, you may meet with a consultant if one is available. If not, we will put you on a first-come-first-serve waiting list.
Writing consultants are specially trained to work with students at all levels, including both native and non-native speakers of English. However, the Writing Center is not an editing or proofreading service. The purpose of a consultation is to identify aspects of a paper that need further work. For this reason, your paper won’t be finished when you leave the Writing Center, but you will have ideas about how to improve it.
Director: Geoffrey Middlebrook
Assistant Director: Roger Anderson