Spanish Writing Center

The Spanish Writing Center is a unique tutorial service whose purpose is to assist students with different writing assignments in the Second Year Spanish language classes and beyond. The special one-on-one contact students receive enable them to acquire the necessary writing skills to fulfill various assignments and to enhance English writing skills, as well.

The purpose of the Spanish Writing Center is to focus on the various elements that are required to write an effective essay or research paper: content, organization, language, vocabulary and mechanics. The Writing Center is not a correcting or proofreading service. Students are required to actively participate during tutorial sessions with their writing tutors, which involves arriving to each session with specific questions or problem areas they wish to discuss. In addition to answering those questions, tutors will go over a sample paragraphs and give further tips and advice.

How Does it Work?

Appointments at the Spanish Writing Center are reserved for students enrolled in Third and Fourth Semester Spanish, as well as Upper Division Spanish courses when tutoring sessions are available. Access to the tutorial schedule and specific writing resources are provided by the Spanish language faculty.

A typical appointment is from thirty minutes to an hour long. Please schedule your appointments in advance before assignments are due. This will allow the tutor to suggest another session before the essay is completed, if necessary.

Before you visit the Spanish Writing Center, please think about what type of help you are looking for. Sessions are most productive when you come with specific questions in mind. Bring a copy of the assignment you are working on. For easier reference to specific grammatical and usage terms, bring the handbook used in your writing course.

Make sure you sign-in when you walk into the Center so that we can give you credit (if hours at the Spanish Writing Center are part of your class requirements).

Spanish Writing Center Hours CO G24

Days Open Close
Monday through Thursday 9:00am 1:00pm
Friday 11:00am 3:00pm
Saturday through Sunday Closed  

We hope you take full advantage of this special service. For further questions, contact the Spanish Language Coordinator, Karyn Schell, at kschell@usfca.edu or call (415) 422-2224.