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Writing Center


Students

Are you looking for help with a particular writing need? The USC Writing Center welcomes the opportunity to work with you on your writing project. If you are a member of the USC community, we invite you to call us today to schedule a writing consultation.

As you work through your writing project, you may find the following pages helpfu:

Frequently Asked Questions:

What does the writing center do?

We can assist writers at any stage of the writing process from brainstorming to revision. We can also assist with grammar questions and citation. We are NOT an editing service. We provide you with tools to write your best work.

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

You need to bring your assignment sheet, your essay or notes, and the text you are using for your class. 

Is the Writing Center only for English papers?

No. We are happy to assist writers working in any field.

Is the writing center only for freshman?

No! We will assist undergraduate and graduate students, though the evening satellite centers (run by the Student Success Center) are for undergraduates only. USC faculty and staff members are also welcome to schedule Writing Center sessions.

How do I make an appointment?

Undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff can all schedule an appointment online by clicking the link below. You can also stop by in person at Byrnes 703 or call 803-777-2078.

The Student Success Center operates satellite locations at TCL, Bates, Sims, and Columbia Hall as part of the Peer Writing Program.

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

1. Students may only have two (50-minute) appointments per week and only one appointment per day.

2. Please call 24 hours in advance if you need to reschedule an appointment.

3. If a student is more than 10 minutes late for an appointment, 
he or she is considered a "no show" and may not have 
another appointment that day. A student may have three 
no shows per semester before losing Writing Center privileges.

4. A professor may refer students to the Writing Center but should not require Writing Center attendance. 

5. Writers may schedule standing appointments for the semester, but they will need to do so in person or by telephone.