English Department Writing Center




For Students

Make an Appointment:

English Department Writing Center tutors are available for one-on-one sessions either by appointment (recommended) or on a walk-in basis (as time allows). You may schedule an appointment in person at the front desk of the Writing Center (in H-102) or by calling 760-744-1150 ext. 2778 during open hours.  Please use your real, complete name when making an appointment or signing in at the Writing Center.

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English Department Writing tutors are also available at the Teaching Learning Center (TLC) on the San Marcos campus and in Escondido. No appointments are necessary to see a Writing tutor in Escondido. In both locations, you must be a registered student of Palomar College, be working on an assignment for a Palomar College class, and have your Palomar ID number in order to receive tutoring or work independently at an open computer station.  The summer hours for the San Marcos campus TLC are Monday through Thursday, 3-6 pm.  In order to print out documents, you must put money into your Go Print account, using one of the machines in the Library or Admissions (you will need your ID number, eServices password, and paper money - no coins or credit/debit cards); the cost of printing is 10 cents per page.

Make the Most of Your Tutoring Session:

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  • Bring a writer’s attitude: all writers, even professionals, know the value of interactive feedback during the writing process.

  • Don’t wait until the last minute to work with a tutor; tutors can help with all phases of the writing process, from reading a prompt to generating essay topics, developing and focusing ideas, organizing and structuring an essay, documenting research, and polishing your final draft.

  • Understand that tutors will not write or edit any portion of your assignment for you; rather, they will work with you to improve your skill in developing and editing your own sentences and ideas.


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