Writing Center Guidelines
The Center is
open on a drop-in basis (no appointments) to Sierra College students
in and out of the Writing Center by entering their Student ID Numbers
or scanning their Student ID Cards on the computer just inside the
must be present to receive assistance. Papers may not be dropped off
or sent by e-mail. Students working on a group project must be present
to have their portion of the project reviewed.
assistance on a first-come, first-served basis. During busy times,
students put their names on a waiting list to get help from a staff
member. However, when staff members are not busy, students should
ask the staff directly for help.
receive assistance at any stage of the writing process, from idea
generation to final draft.
type essay drafts, print them double-spaced, and proofread as best
taught to edit their own papers and receive assistance according to
and Printing Policies:
be used for educational purposes.
not reconfigure or otherwise modify existing computer set up.
must print only from Writing Center computers. A USB drive can be
used to transfer data from a laptop to a desktop computer.
Wi-Fi is available
to students who have activated their wireless accounts through the
Campus Life Office.
Faculty and Staff:
Faculty may order
class sets of the Term Paper Handbook for MLA, APA, CSE, or
Chicago style, as well as any of our handouts, from the Printing Department.
Faculty and staff
may receive assistance with their writing projects.
Classes may visit
the Writing Center early each semester with prior notice.
The staff can
make presentations to Sierra College classes on Writing Center services,
documentation styles, or other writing topics at the request of faculty