Writing and Learning

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Welcome to the Office of Writing and Learning

Under the auspices of Academic Innovations and Programs, the Office of Writing and Learning supports student learning and achievement by coordinating a variety of programs and services.

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Experience a supportive learning environment

The Learning Support Center in Building 26, Room 110A, offers a unique opportunity for students across disciplines to share writing and learning strategies to meet the expectations of their course assignments.

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Fulfill the Graduation Writing Requirement

Considering the GWR Portfolio as your pathway to GWR completion? Enroll in UNIV 401: GWR Portfolio, which is offered every term including summer.

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Big News!

Our offices have temporarily relocated as a result of the Library construction project. Come visit us in our new space in the Graphic Arts Building (26), Room 110A. We look forward to supporting your learning!

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Academic Preparation and Transitions

The Academic Preparation and Transitions Department plays an integral role in help incoming first-year students prepare for a successful college experience through the Early Assessment Program and the Supportive Pathways for First-Year Students program. More information is available on the Academic Preparation and Transitions webpage

Learning Support Programs

The Learning Support Programs department offers a comprehensive menu of programs and resources designed to help you navigate course expectations and achieve your learning goals: free tutoring for subjects across the curriculum, peer-led supplemental workshops and study sessions provide support for STEM-specific courses, and an online study strategies library. More information is available on the Learning Support Programs webpage. 

Graduation Writing Requirement

All undergraduate students who are seeking a Cal Poly degree must fulfill the GWR before a diploma can be awarded. Students must have upp division standing (completed 90 units) before they can attempt to fulfill the requirement and should do so before the senior year. The two pathways to GWR completion are 1) in an approved upper-division course and 2) via the GWR Portfolio. More information is available on the GWR webpage