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
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
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.
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