Writing and Learning

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Additional Campus Resources

Take advantage of the following additional support resources:

On-Campus Resources

Cross Cultural Centers: The Cross Cultural Centers contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity for a more inclusive and welcoming campus. Our Gender Equity Center, Men & Masculinity Program, MultiCultural Center, and Pride Center present services and programs to support our students under the shared values of family, diversity, learning, growth, and advocacy.

 

Dream Center: Dream Center is committed to offering a safe, inclusive space for all undocumented students, those from mixed-status families, and their allies. The Dream Center maintains the confidentiality of individual students while fostering a welcoming community environment that aligns with the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Dream Center offers a range of programs and services to educate the campus community and support undocumented students’ access, persistence, graduation, and post-graduate pursuits.

 

Disability Resource Center: The Disability Resource Center (DRC) cultivates an accessible and inclusive community where students with permanent and temporary disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of campus life. We facilitate student learning and access through partnerships with students, faculty, and staff.

 

Kennedy Library's Research Help Desk: The library's major reference and research support site with links to the Research Help Desk; a 24-Hour Chat system; and Data, Maps, and GIS assistance. 
 

Kennedy Library's Self-Guided Research 101 Tutorial: An online, self-paced tutorial with loads of strategies for understanding the expectations of assignments, generating a topic, researching, and citing information.
 

Multicultural Engineering Program: As a division of Engineering Student Services, the Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP) is an academic support program designed to retain and graduate students who have been historically underserved in engineering. MEP leverages a strong support network to build a community and provide the necessary bridges for students academic, personal, and professional success.
 
Mustang Success Center: The Mustang Success Center supports undergraduate students with their transition and integration into Cal Poly. The center’s staff provides accessible academic advising that guides students to clear pathways of success and timely graduation. 

 

 

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Big News!

The Office of Writing and Learning is excited to co-sponsor a guest lecture from renowned literacy and language scholar Dr. April Baker-Bell on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. More information is available on the OUDI webpage.

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