SRJC Writing center

Who we are

The Writing Center offers free, individual assistance to students working on a variety of writing assignments.  Our mission is to help students become proficient and confident academic writers; therefore, the essay or assignment draft is a tool for engaging in meaningful dialogue about the views, experiences, ideas, and skills represented in the students’ writing. Students from all disciplines and at all learning levels, especially students enrolled in basic skills courses, are welcome at the Writing Center, at any point in the writing process.

Drop-in Consultations

Drop-in consultations with English instructors and instructional assistants to help with any writing-related work, including: brainstorming essay ideas, developing a thesis, essay organization and development, using correct documentation format, and how to edit for grammatical and mechanical errors.

Prepare for your session at the Writing Center

• Do you know what you need help with? Write down one or two questions that you have about your writing; focus on the things that are most important to you to get help with.

• Bring your prompt or assignment into the Writing Center.

• Be prepared to spend a finite amount of time with an Instructor or Instructional Assistant (15-20 minutes).

• Use a flash/USB drive, Dropbox, or some other memory tool to save your work.

• Plan to bring in your assignment at least one day (or more) before it is due.

Computers & Printing

Use of computers for writing, research, and completing online learning modules.

Printing is available for drafts of essays, college transfer applications, scholarship applications, and other college writing tasks. (Please note, we can no longer support printing of class generated handouts, syllabi, articles, or other class materials. Printing is limited to student written work.)

SRJC Center

1629 Emeritus, 2nd Floor. (707) 521-7836.

M 9:00-3:50
T 9:00-6:00
W 9:00-6:00
Th 9:00-3:50
F 10:00-1:00

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Petaluma Lab

690 Call, 2nd Floor. (707) 778-4195

M 12:30-3:30
T 1:30-5:30
W 12:30-3:30
Th 12:30-3:30

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Writing Center Coordinator, Sheryl Cavalas-Doolan
email: Phone: 707-527-4429

Writing Center Asst. Coordinator, Sam Reaber
email: Phone: 707-521-7836