Make an Appointment
- Thousand Oaks Campus
To schedule an appointment with the Thousand Oaks campus Writing Center, click on the button below and login using your MyCLU credentials. Remember that all appointments must be scheduled officially through our WCOnline Scheduler ahead of time and you must be an official Cal Lutheran student to make an appointment. All students (including undergraduate, graduate, and Bachelor's Degree for Professionals), faculty, staff, and alumni can utilize these services. All appointments are available in-person or online.
After making an appointment, make sure to read through the "Expectations" section below to be best prepared for your session. To learn about how to begin an online appointment, click here: Online Consultation Guide.
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- Regional CLU Campuses
We do not currently have in-person appointments in the Oxnard, Woodland Hills, Santa Maria, or Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary centers. However, students on these campuses can make online appointments through the Thousand Oaks tab. When registering for an appointment, choose the "meet online" option.
After making an appointment, make sure to read through the "Expectations" section below to be best prepared for your session. To learn about how to begin an online appointment, click here: Online Consultation Guide. Also, visit our Online Consultation Page for more information.
For more information or assistance with making an appointment, please contact The Writing Center - firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-493-3257.
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WC Policies and Expectations
Please review the following expectations, all of which support our mission and further your continued learning. We reserve the right to end or cancel your appointment if these expectations are not met.
Student can have a maximum of two hours of appointments per week. Note: Graduate students may request more time if available. There are no back-to-back appointments. All appointments are available for in-person or online consultations. For group appointments, all members must be present for the appointment to begin.
Please be prepared for your session by bringing specific writing-related questions and all necessary course materials, including a copy of the paper, prompts, outlines, or research. If you have already worked on an essay with a consultant, bring a new copy of your revised draft to your next session, demonstrating that you have attempted to apply what you have learned.
The Writing Center is a distraction-free environment. Talking on cell phones is prohibited. Food and drink are not permitted (except bottled water). Please do not bring any guests with you to your appointment (including children). During your session, be engaged in the process and be respectful of your peers and all Writing Center employees.
When you arrive, please check in with the admin at the front desk. When it's time for your appointment, your Writing Consultant will greet you and guide you to a table in our tutoring area.
As a part of our distraction-free environment, The Writing Center does not tolerate lateness. If you are more than fifteen minutes late for a tutoring session, your appointment will be cancelled, and you will be marked as a no-show for that appointment. If you are late or absent for more than two appointments, without cancelling them ahead of time, your scheduling privileges are revoked through The Writing Center Online scheduler. To reinstate use, you must have a meeting with the Director or Assistant Director.
- Support Writer Development: Writing Center is not an editing or proofreading service; instead, our mission is to support the growth and potential of each writer at any stage of the writing process. Writing consultants will not write papers for students or perform line-by-line editing. Students cannot leave papers to be corrected by a consultant. Our focus is on learning rather than correcting, which requires you to be present in-person or online.
- No Grading: Writing Consultants will not discuss a grade you have received or anticipate a grade you may receive. Professors assign grades, not Writing consultants. Writing consultants do not offer judgement on a professor’s written feedback.
- Right of Refusal: Writing consultants have the right to refuse to work with a client if he or she requests assistance beyond the scope of the center, becomes hostile towards the consultant, makes inappropriate advances, disregards the rules of the center, or is not a current or former CLU student.
- Confidentiality Policy: The Writing Center has a strict confidentiality policy that requires all student work, conversations and comments to remain in the center. We will not share your work or personal information without your explicit consent.
- Proof of Attendance: Upon request, we can provide students with proof of attendance at the end of a consultation session. There are two ways to attain proof: a stamp on the student’s paper or a stamp on a writing center Proof of Attendance form. Both will be dated at the time of the stamp.