The Center is open on a drop-in basis (no appointments) to Sierra College students and staff.
Students log in and out of the Writing Center by entering their Student ID Numbers or scanning their Student ID Cards on the computer just inside the door.
Student writers must be present to receive assistance. Papers may not be dropped off or sent by e-mail. Students working on a group project must be present to have their portion of the project reviewed.
Students receive assistance on a first-come, first-served basis. During busy times, students put their names on a waiting list to get help from a staff member. However, when staff members are not busy, students should ask the staff directly for help.
Students may receive assistance at any stage of the writing process, from idea generation to final draft.
Students should type essay drafts, print them double-spaced, and proofread as best they can.
Students are taught to edit their own papers and receive assistance according to individual needs.
Computing and Printing Policies
Computers must be used for educational purposes.
Students may not reconfigure or otherwise modify existing computer set up.
Laptop users must print only from Writing Center computers. A USB drive can be used to transfer data from a laptop to a desktop computer.
WiFi is available to students who have activated their wireless accounts through the Campus Life Office.
For Faculty and Staff
Faculty may order class sets of the Term Paper Handbook for MLA, APA, CSE, or Chicago style, as well as any of our handouts, from the Printing Department.
Faculty and staff may receive assistance with their writing projects.
Classes may visit the Writing Center early each semester with prior notice.
The staff can make presentations to Sierra College classes on Writing Center services, documentation styles, or other writing topics at the request of faculty members.