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Welcome to the Writing Center!

We offer academic support for undergraduates enrolled at UC San Diego who are working on writing assignments for any course. We can also assist with personal writing projects such as application essays and cover letters. Unfortunately, we are unable to serve graduate students at this time.

We can help at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to final polishing. One-on-one assistance is provided by trained peer mentors on a pre-arranged or drop-in basis. The center also sponsors group workshops offering strategies for success with specific writing tasks. All our services are free of charge.

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Check out our new schedule of workshops for Spring Quarter!

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The Writing Center

UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr., # 0301
La Jolla, CA 92093-0301

Writing Center Office:
127 Mandeville

Campus mail code: 0301
Telephone: 858-534-4911
writingcenter@ucsd.edu

Writing Center Director:
Madeleine Picciotto

Office: 124 Mandeville
Office Hours: Tu 2-4
Campus mail code: 0301
Telephone: 858-534-1384
mpicciotto@ucsd.edu

Hours

Monday-Thursday
Appointments 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Drop-ins 3:30 pm-5:30 pm
Friday
Appointments 9:30 am-1:30 pm
Drop-ins 1:30 pm-4:00 pm
Sunday
Drop-ins 5:00 pm-8:00 pm