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Writing Support Services

Our Writing Center Team is standing by to assist students with their reading and writing skill-building. We believe that successful writers, whether beginning or more experienced, benefit from discussing their work with an engaged and supportive audience. Therefore, we are here to help Mt. SAC writers at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming on a topic, to drafting that first version, to revising the final product. We cannot wait to discuss your goals, review your work with you, and help you take your next steps.   

You can schedule appointments for online or in-person tutoring via our platform, EAB Navigate, or drop-in to our center on campus for walk-ins (although these are not guaranteed, so we do recommend appointments). Sessions are 30 minutes or an hour, depending on your needs.  We will accommodate more than one appointment in a day if capacity allows it, but we encourage you to work independently between sessions, applying what was learned during the prior session. You are welcome to use our on campus computer lab to do so. Come on in, we cannot wait to work with you. 

    • TutoringHow to register for our services?


      How to Register in the Portal (YouTube) How to Make an Appointment (YouTube)

      Instructions for Signing up for Writing Center Services

      If this is your first time using the Writing Center this term, you must follow 3 simple steps in order to use our services.

      1. Register in the portal with the CRN that applies to you:

        Service CRN
        General Tutoring  12425
        Computer Lab 12427
        Note: This will register you into a non-credit, no-cost tutoring class.

      1. Once the CRN is registered, return to the Writing Center homepage and click Make an Online Appointment. 

      1. Create you appointment on EAB Navigate. Use the instructions on the link that follows or watch the video on the link above. (Instructions to EAB)
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      Scheduling an Online Writing Center Appointment

      To schedule an appointment at the Writing Center:

      1. Go to EAB Navigate to schedule your own appointment. 

      2. Call or email  the Writing Center if you have any questions. (909) 274-5325 or 

      3. Please make sure you are aware of the Writing Center Policies and Procedures before you schedule an appointment.

      4. "What to Expect from a Writing Specialist" and our tutoring services.

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      In-Person Help at the Writing Center
      We are open for in-person tutoring every day except Saturday! All writing specialists are able to work with you in person, just make your appointment on EAB.  Drop-in appointments are also offered but are not guaranteed, and we ask that you are patient when waiting for an available tutor. You are welcome to work on assignments in our computer lab while you wait for a writing specialist to become available. 

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      WC Writing Specialists

      Our specialists are standing by to support you with the following: 

      • Understanding an assignment 
      • Brainstorming a topic 
      • Organizing ideas 
      • Conducting database research / evaluating source material 
      • Drafting a thesis statement 
      • Developing your ideas / improving your analysis 
      • Incorporating sources / introducing quotations and paraphrases 
      • Revising / editing an assignment 
      • Reviewing a DLA 

      NNES Specialists:

      We recognize the unique needs of our multilingual writers as they adjust to new academic culture and writing conventions at Mt. SAC. We have specialists prepared to work with you and assist you in your academic writing journey. In addition to the services listed above, our NNES Specialist can assist students with the following: 

      • Vocabulary development strategies 
      • Academic reading strategies 
      • Clarification of assignment requirements 
      • Genre awareness 
      • Grammatical conventions 
      • Resume writing
      • Basic paragraph writing