Writing & Rhetoric Center

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Writing Consultations

BIG NEWS!!!

The Writing & Rhetoric Center has relocated to Kennedy Library, Room 111C, and opens for consultations on Sunday, September 24, at 4:00 p.m.

Make an appointment:

www.calpoly.mywconline.com 

The center is open for fall quarter at all three locations beginning September 24, 2017. 

Kennedy Library, Room 111C Hours of Operation
Sundays   4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Mondays 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Tuesdays 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Wednesdays 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Thursdays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fridays 10:00 am to 2:00 am
Trinity Study Lounge           Hours of Operation
Tuesdays 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Sierra Madre Study Lounge Hours of Operation
Sundays 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The University Writing & Rhetoric Center offers free consultations on any writing project for any discipline. All writers are welcome!

Get support for 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

Take advantage of additional online writing resources:

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): An expansive website with detailed information on punctuation, sentence structure, tips for multilingual writers, business writing, and more. Includes online APA and MLA style guides.

Guide to Grammar and Writing: Interactive quizzes, linked information, PowerPoint presentations.

The Writer's Handbook at the University of Wisconsin-Madison: Instructional materials for improving your writing style at different stages of the writing process.

Preventing Plagiarism: An open-access guide to understanding plagiarism that includes resources for effectively integrating sources.

 

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Upcoming Events

Writing Consultations 

September 24 - December 6 
 

Fall Quarter WPE Dates 

October 4, 7, and 10


*Click here for WPE preparatory resources.
 

 

Writing Consultations

The University Writing & Rhetoric Center offers free writing consultations to all Cal Poly students.  

Beginning September 24, students may visit one of three locations and work with a consultant for thirty or sixty minutes.  *Note: as of September 24, the center is no longer located in Building 10, Room 138; the center's main location is now in Kennedy Library, Room 111C.

Click here for more information.

English Placement

The CSU determines academic placement based on the results of students' pre-college exam scores. Students who do not clear a conditional status or are deemed "not ready" for college-level coursework based on pre-college exams and/or coursework are placed in writing courses to prepare them for academic success on campus. If developmental coursework is required, students must fulfill a two-quarter stretch composition course by the end of their first year in order to comply with CSU mandates. 

Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR)

The GWR must be fulfilled by all Cal Poly students who are seeking a degree, including Master's degree and teaching credentials.  Undergraduate students must complete 90 units before they can fulfill the requirement and should fulfill the requirement before the senior year.  Visit the GWR page for more information on how to complete this requirement.