The Writing Center offers free services to all USC students in the form of one-to-one consultations and small-group workshops. Our goal is to contribute to the development of better writers, not just better products, and to assist with the skills and processes of critical thinking, drafting, and revising that lead to clearly expressed positions, coherent arguments, and persuasive reasoning.

  • We encourage writers to explore, engage with, and expand on their existing beliefs and knowledge.
  • We challenge writers to articulate their ideas in ways that are appropriate for the purpose and audience.
  • We show writers effective problem-solving strategies for arriving at answers to their questions.
  • We do not proofread, but instead help writers understand correct grammar so that they can edit their own work.


To use our web-based scheduling system, first register with your USC email address and then view available appointment slots, make reservations, modify or cancel existing reservations, or set up text-message or email reminders. To get started, CLICK HERE.

Contact Us

Room: THH 216
Phone: 213-740-3691
Fax: 213-740-4100
Email: writing@usc.edu

Summer 2016 Schedule

Monday, May 23 through Tuesday, August 9

Monday through Thursday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (THH 216)

About The Writing Center
  • The Writing Center
  • THH 216
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-1293