Writing & Languages provide fundamental support for many courses.

Writing services are available for any writing at any stage of the writing process, from analyzing a prompt and brainstorming to polishing a final draft. Meet with a writing tutor if you are struggling to get started, if you aren't sure how to structure a paper, or if you need help citing your sources. We will look at what you're working on together to assess where you are and what your next steps can be.

Language tutors for several different languages are available during drop-in hours to help you with exercises and assignments in your language courses. We're also here for you if you just want to brush up on your conversational skills. Languages offered vary by year and availability of specific tutors.

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Services Offered

Drop-In Hours

are 30-minute sessions with a writing tutor with no prior registration required.


are scheduled 30-minute sessions with a writing tutor, available in person or online.


are one-hour one-off structured discussions around a specific writing topic.

Online Resources

are handouts and worksheets to provide guidance for different writing topics.

Study Room Information

Studying for a specific course? CLAS Study Rooms are open for student use, and are where tutors host course specific drop-in hours.

Writing & Languages Lab: SRB 3231 

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 A.M.-5 P.M., Friday 10 A.M.-2 P.M.


Writing Topics

  • Assignment/Prompt Review

  • Citing Sources

  • Clarity/Logic

  • Structure/Organization

  • Thesis Development

  • Statements of Purpose

Workshop Topics

  • Assignment Analysis

  • Poetry

  • Pre-Writing: Getting Started

  • Short Story Writing

  • Thesis Development

  • Writing Process: What’s Yours?



  • French

  • German

  • Spanish

  • Russian

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Coordinator Contact Info

  Kristen Ikeda Yoza | kdunkinson@ucsb.edu