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Writing Lab


Free advice is available to students writing papers for a variety of West Los Angeles courses, such as English, Humanities and Social Science. We also help students write essays for scholarship and transfer applications. The Writing Lab does not proofread or edit papers, but it does provide guidance on organization and development of a paper as well as general overview of grammar. The Writing Lab is located on the first floor of the Heldman Learning Resource Center.



Plan ahead to avoid a last-minute visit before the assignment is due. Bring either an assignment sheet from the instructor or instructions from your textbook. Bring a rough draft, notes, outline, introduction, and/or first draft. Proofread or edit your own errors.



Each visit or writing conference is for 20 minutes and is limited to WLAC class assignments. Each writing assignment is limited to three (3) writing conferences with a tutor. One (1) is for prewriting, and two (2) are for revisions. Prewriting includes organization and developing details. Revisions include re-organization, general review of sentence structure, and discussion of essay development. Only one (1) writing assignment is allowed per conference with one (1) visit per day. You may have a 20-minute grammar conference of one (1) specific grammar area at a time, such as sentence fragments, prepositional phrases, or commas.


Before receiving assistance from one our Writing Lab tutors, students will need to sign in to positive attendance computer.