Writing Center

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Writing Center Pop Up

Receive one-on-one assistance from Writing Center faculty.
Every Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 1p.m. 
(April 25 - May 16, 2018)
The Commons, in front of the ARC entrance
Writing Center Flyer - (PDF)

What is the Writing Center?

The Writing Center provides one-to-one instructional assistance for students in all levels of reading and writing. We place particular emphasis on the success of basic skills English and English as a Second Language (ESL) students. 

Faculty tutors and lab staff are available to help students address individual reading and/or writing issues. Students may use computers, study independently, or work in groups. 

Who can use the Writing Center? 

Any Allan Hancock College credit students who need assistance with reading and writing can use the center by registering for a Writing Center course. 

Students enrolled in English 512-514 classes spend two hours per week completing lab assignments that complement classroom instruction as part of their course credit. Additionally, ESL Writing Skills students complete one hour per week in the lab working on lab assignments assigned by the instructor.

Students who are not enrolled in the classes above may register for the half-unit Writing Center course, English 306 or 307, in order to fully utilize the lab. 


Bldg. L (ARC - Academic Resource Center)  
Telephone extension: 3501


Monday - Thursday,  9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday,  8 a.m to 12 p.m.

please call 1-805-922-6966 x3501 for hours.


Mary Jean Abatti
Lab Assistant

Miguel Gutierrez
Instructional Assistant

Elaine Healy
Assistant Professor/Coordinator 

Ana Vega
Lab Assistant

Student Learning Outcomes

  • PSLO 1.  (Operational): The Writing Center will provide writing, reading, and technology instruction in an accessible, comfortable, supportive, and collaborative environment for students of all abilities and from all disciplines.   
  • PSLO 2. (Instructional): Developmental English and English as a Second Language students will demonstrate improved writing at the sentence, paragraph, and/or essay level.  

  • PSLO 3. (Instructional): Students will demonstrate improved confidence in their writing ability.
  • PLO 4. (Instructional): Students will demonstrate improved confidence in the use of technology.  

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