Undergraduate Writing Center
WINTER 2014 SCHEDULE & LOCATIONS
Rieber Hall 115 Location (for on-campus residents only)
Hours: Sun.-Thurs., 7 pm - 9 pm
25- and 50-minute appointments & walk-in appointments available
Powell Library 228 Location
Hours: Sun. - Thurs., 6 pm to 9 pm
25- and 50-minute appointments & walk-ins
Closure for Spring Break 2014: The Undergraduate Writing Center will close for Spring Break on Friday, March. 14th at 3PM. We will not be open during Finals Week, but if you need to contact us, call 310-206-1320. We will re-open on Sunday, April 7th in Rieber 115 & Powell 228 and on Monday,, April 8th in A61 Humanities.
WALK-IN SERVICES: We have PLFs to work with walk-in students. If there are no appointments available at the time you wish to come in, you are welcome to walk in and work with a PLF or call us at 310-206-1320.
A61 Humanities -- Mon-Thurs., 10am-6pm & Fri., 10am-3pm -- ALL QUARTER
Rieber 115 -- Sun.-Thurs., 7pm-9pm -- 1 Walk- in PLF from 1/26-1/30; from 2/9-2/13 & 2 Walk-in PLFs from 2/23 to 3/13
Powell 228 -- Sun.-Thurs., 6pm-9pm -- 1 Walk-in PLF from 1/26-1/30 & from 2/23 to 3/13
Our Attendance and Cancellation Policies
- APPOINTMENT POLICY: You may receive up to 2 scheduled appointments per week, but not on the same day.
- CANCELLATION: If you need to cancel your appointment, you MUST cancel your appointment 12 hours in advance. You can modify or cancel it online. See “making an appointment”.
- BEING LATE: In A61 Humanities, if you are more than TEN minutes late for your appointment, you will lose your session to a student who is waiting. In Rieber 115 and Powell 228, if you are more than FIVE minutes late, you will lose your session to a student who is waiting.
- LOSING WRITING CENTER PRIVILEGES: If you miss or are late for TWO scheduled appointments without cancelling 12 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT, you will not be allowed to schedule an appointment at the Writing Center again during the quarter in which you violate the policy.
- TAKE-HOME EXAM POLICY: We cannot work with you on take-home exams without the express, written consent of the professor who administered the exam.
As part of UCLA Writing Programs, the Undergraduate Student Writing Center’s mission is to enrich the education of undergraduate students in all disciplines through individualized consultations on writing.
Our goal is not only to help students with a particular writing assignment, but also to help them become more effective and confident writers. This means that we work on two levels at once: we help writers 1) to gain insight into how they write most productively and efficiently, and 2) to meet the intellectual and rhetorical demands of specific writing tasks or assignments.
We offer support at any point in the writing process: when writers are starting a writing assignment; after they have written a draft or part of a draft; after they have gotten feedback from a professor or TA and want to begin revising; as they are polishing a paper and want help in learning how to proofread and edit their own writing.
Serving as attentive and experienced readers, peer learning facilitators (PLFs) work collaboratively with writers and tailor sessions to the writers’ needs and concerns. PLFs can help writers discover, explore, and articulate their ideas as well as suggest writing strategies and alternatives for the writer to consider. PLFs can also provide instruction in the conventions of academic writing, appropriate use of sources, and language use and editing strategies. In the end, however, PLFs leave the decisions and actual writing and editing to the writers.