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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.

 See The Writing Center home page

Contact Info:

Director: Geoffrey Middlebrook
Phone: 213-740-0231

Assistant Director: Roger Anderson
Phone: 213-740-3691