CLAS Writing & Language Services

Writing Services: Peer tutors provide individual assistance to students on writing assignments, ESL, and languages across the disciplines -- any writing at any stage of the writing process. Tutorials are available on a drop-in or by-appointment basis.

Please bring a hard copy of your assignment, as tutors are not permitted to read papers on laptops or other devices. It's also helpful if you bring your assignment prompt. 

Why no laptops?
Word processors on electronic devices can be great for proofreading and editing; however, they can be counterproductive when it comes to what CLAS writing services are all about: the revision process. Working on laptops can lead to writers getting distracted and getting caught in editing traps. Click here to learn more about why we have this policy.

Drop-In offers registered UCSB students individual help with specific problems or questions and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please plan on arriving at the Writing Lab no later than 30 minutes before we close:


Appointments
are available to secure half-hour sessions with writing tutors ahead of time. Sign up for writing appointments via MyCLAS using the "Sign Up & Enroll" button at the top of this page or by visiting the CLAS main office in the Student Resource Building, Room 3210.

Take-Home Exams: Tutors are unable to assist with take-home exams unless we receive prior written permission from the instructor. Please have your instructor email Emma Cristofani to grant permission.

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