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Writing

What We Do

The SLC Writing Program supports Cal undergraduates in their journey to become more persuasive and purposeful writers. Via student-initiated conferences and peer-facilitated workshops, our services seek to embolden students to take ownership of their growth as writers and scholars. 

Our Philosophy

Our program operates on the premise that writing is both a tool for intellectual discoveries and a means to social and personal empowerment. A writer, we believe, is someone who writes, and the act of writing itself is a fundamental human right. Our mission to support students to become stronger writers is both a professional responsibility and a social justice endeavor. Our praxis builds on the strengths of collaborative peer pedagogy. We leverage the tremendous drive, resourcefulness, and talents that our tutors and writers bring to the SLC to enhance the collective success and sense of community for all Cal students. By engaging in critical writing-center praxis and innovative peer pedagogy, we take pride in being a community where staff and students support one another to become independent thinkers, thoughtful writers, and positive agents for change. 

Our Formats of Service

Our services are designed to support writers at all stages of the writing process. Whatever written assignment you have - a response paper, a report, a literary essay, or a research project - we invite you to visit us early and often. You don't have to bring a complete draft to work with a tutor. Bring a prompt, rough ideas, or just reading notes, and we will work with you to build a solid foundation for your paper. Explore the tabs on the right to find out which format(s) is right for you. 

Click here to download our 2016-2017 Program Brochure