Undergraduate Writing Center

LEO1786Contact Information: 310-206-1320; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SPRING 2014 SCHEDULE & LOCATIONS

A61 Humanities Location
Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 10am-6pm; Mon.-Thurs., 10am-3pm
50-minute appointments & walk-in appointments available
 

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
 

 

 

Schedule an Appointment - Please note that we have a NEW appointment system this quarter. If you need  help making an appointment, please call (310) 206-1320.

 

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 4/20-5/2; from 5/26-5/30 & 2 Walk-in PLFs from 5/18-5/23 and 6/1-6/6
Powell 228 -- Sun.-Thurs., 6pm-9pm -- 1 Walk-in PLF from 4/20-4/25, from 5/18-5/23 & from 6/1 to 6/6

WAITLIST: If there are no appointments available at the time you wish to come in, you may ask to be put on our waitlist. If we have late cancellations, we will text you or call you to let you know. To be put on our waitlist, call or text us at 310-206-1320 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Our Attendance and Cancellation Policies

  • Only registered UCLA undergraduates can use our services. Graduate students can contact the Graduate Writing Center at (310) 267-4805 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 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”.
  • CANCELLATION ON THE DAY OF YOUR APPOINTMENT: If you need to cancel on the day of your appointment, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Writing Center at 310-206-1320.
  • 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.

 

LEO1782Our Philosophy

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.