The Writing and Learning Center offers free writing consultations to all Cal Poly students. Students may visit one of three locations and work one-to-one with a consultant on any project for any course. During consultations, peer tutors help students improve their writing skills at any stage in the process, whether getting started or polishing a final draft. The center offers a unique space for students across disciplines to share strategies for communicating effectively in various contexts.
Get peer-to-peer support on the following:
- Generating and organizing your ideas
- Focusing your thoughts
- Clarifying your purpose
- Developing support for your topic
- Preparing for the Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE)
- Reviewing grammar and punctuation
WRITING SUPPORT COURSES
The following courses
ENGL 135: Writing and Rhetoric Tutorial
Directed, weekly practice in writing in a laboratory environment. Open to all students enrolled in ENGL 129, ENGL 130, ENGL 131, ENGL 132, ENGL 133, or ENGL 134; required for students enrolled in the Writing and Rhetoric Stretch Program during the second quarter of the sequence, concurrently with ENGL 130 or ENGL 132. Credit/No Credit grading only. 1 laboratory. This course is repeatable for a total credit limited to 2 units.
ENGL 150: Writing Tutorial
Guided discussion and practice of writing strategies for students seeking support for writing-related coursework and/or the GWR. Weekly, individualized sessions with a peer writing consultant offering feedback based on the audience, purpose, and context of a writing task. Open to all students. Credit/No Credit grading only. 1 activity. This course is repeatable for a total credit limited to 4 units.