Writing Center

Information & Location

Entrance in the ATC

Writing Center Entrance - photo

Location & Hours


Advanced Technology Center
Building #21 - Room # 177
Phone: (760) 245-4271 ext 2607

Spring & Fall Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: Closed


The Writing Center is here to help you make your writing better by working with you at various points of your writing process. You don't need an appointment; just drop by when it's convenient for you, sign in with your student ID number, and let us know what you need help with. We'll help you with everything from beginning an essay or project all the way to printing a final draft. However, our mission is to provide instruction rather than proofreading or editing. This means that we will provide comments and suggestions on the larger or global issues such as thesis, clarity, organization, and paragraphing, but we won't fix your grammar, spelling, or punctuation. We will, however, help you find and fix those small errors yourself.


If you are unable to visit the Writing Center for assistance with your writing project, you can e-mail your questions, a paragraph, or a paper (not to exceed four pages) to one of our Writing Center tutors. We will try to respond to your e-mail within 48 hours during weekdays. Please allow additional time for weekend requests, remembering that we close earlier on Friday and won't be back online until Monday. To access the online tutor, click here.

What Do You Need to Bring?

  • Your instructor's assignment sheet
  • A copy of your essay in progress
  • A USB drive to save your work
  • Any writing materials you may need
  • A current student ID

What Do We Do?

  • We help you generate ideas
  • We help you generate a thesis
  • We help you focus topics
  • We help you add support
  • We help you organize ideas
  • We help you research ideas
  • We help you search the internet
  • We help you document research

What Don't We Do?

  • We won't write your essay for you
  • We won't correct or edit your work
  • We won't proofread your essay for common errors
  • We won't guess at a possible grade for your essay