Writing & Rhetoric Center

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Writing Consultations

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The center is open for winter quarter at all three locations from January 07 to March 20, 2019, with hours as follows: 

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 1:00 pm
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 current style guidelines for APA and MLA

Kennedy Library's Self-Guided Research 101 Tutorial: An online, self-paced tutorial with loads of strategies for understanding the expectations of assignments, generating a topic, researching, and citing information

Kennedy Library's Research Help Desk: The library's major reference and research support site with links to the Research Help Desk; a 24-Hour Chat system; and Data, Maps, and GIS assistance. 

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



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Upcoming Events

Writing Consultations 

Sept. 22 - Dec 11

Fall Quarter WPE Dates 

Oct. 1, 2, 5

*Click here for WPE preparatory resources.

Writing Consultations

The University Writing & Rhetoric Center offers free writing consultations to all Cal Poly students. Students may visit one of three locations and work with a consultant for thirty or sixty minutes.  *Note: 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 four levels of English placement based on multiple measures of students' pre-college performance. Students placed in both Category III and Category IV are required to complete a two-quarter stretch sequence of English composition. Category IV students are also required to complete Early Start English prior to enrolling in the two-quarter stretch sequence. More information is available here.

Graduation Writing Requirement

The GWR must be fulfilled by all Cal Poly students who are seeking a degree, including a Master's degree or teaching credential.  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.