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How Should You Prepare for Your Session?

  • Plan ahead. Schedule an appointment as soon as you can after receiving a writing assignment.
  • Determine what you would like to accomplish in your session. Identify specific questions and concerns that you want the writing mentor to address.
  • Bring any relevant materials such as the assignment prompt, notes, an outline, or a rough draft.
  • If you would like us to look over material you have written, please print it out; it is difficult for us to work with text on a laptop. It can be helpful to have two copies of your text: one for the writing mentor, and one for yourself.
  • If you would like to discuss written feedback on your writing that you have received from an instructor or from a peer reviewer, please bring the relevant comments with you to your session.
  • Make sure you have completed all relevant readings.

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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
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