A PDF version of our Writing Center’s Tutor Handbook, intended as both a training document and resource, is available here. Please contact the Writing Center Director if you would like to borrow a copy of The Bedford Guide for Writing Tutors, which goes into much more detail about various situations and strategies.
- English 10 Practice Final Examination
- English 50 Resources
- Palomar College Dashboard: A Student Guide to Using Information Ethically & Accurately is a set of self-paced online tutorials about avoiding plagiarism, using information, and citing sources. Check it out and help spread the word to students about this new resource.
- Re: Writing Basics (Bedford/St. Martin’s) is a useful resource for developmental-level basics, from grammar to paragraph and essay structure.
- The Purdue Online Writing Lab, the Dartmouth Writing Program or Re: Writing (Bedford/St. Martin’s) are good resources for all aspects of academic, college-level writing, from deciding on a topic and drafting various types of papers to documenting sources (using MLA, APA, or Chicago style) and editing grammar and punctuation.
- The University of Wisconsin, Madison handout on Acknowledging Sources is a printable document covering the finer points of avoiding plagiarism.
Policies and Procedures:
Please contact the Writing Center Director if you are interested in working as a tutor in the English Department Writing Center. Initial applications consist of a detailed resume, highlighting tutoring or teaching experience and references, and a brief cover letter; these can be emailed to the Writing Center Director.