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Writing Support and Services

The Writing Center offers assistance, services, and resources to students enrolled in a Writing Conference course (WR 181, WR 182, WR 382, ESL 382, WR 375, and WR 385).

 

You can come to the Center to meet with English instructors for one-on-one conferences. During conferences, you will receive advice, direction, and encouragement regarding reading and writing assignments including essays, research papers, journals, brainstorming activities, and analysis and interpretation for written work assigned in Irvine Valley College writing classes.

Note: Instructors do not edit, proofread, ghostwrite, fix, or otherwise correct student writing.

You may use the Center as a study area and may refer to the texts located there: dictionaries, thesauri, atlas, grammar and research handbooks, Oxford English Dictionary, and numerous anthologies of classic and contemporary writing.

You may use the center's computers for academic purposes: to browse the Internet, check email, and write essays. In addition, if you purchase a print card, then you can use the center's printer.


How to Use the Writing Center

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Enroll in a Writing Conference course

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  • Enroll in a Writing Conference course (WR 181, WR 182, WR 382, ESL 382, WR 375, and WR 385).
  • The Writing Conference courses are credit/no credit, and are corequisites for Writing, Humanities, or Social Sciences courses.
  • WR 375 is a stand-alone credit course for help with applications. 
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Meet with an Instructor

Once you are enrolled in a Writing Conference course, you may meet with English instructors at any time during the Center’s open hours.

Writing instructors do not meet with students who are not enrolled in a Writing Conference course.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​