Writing Center Guidelines
Students in LR 424:
LR 424 is open
on a drop-in basis (no appointments) to Sierra College students and
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
In addition to the
services in LR 424, the Online Writing Center offers half-hour online
appointments with a Writing Center staff member. These appointments are
available only online. Students can contact Writing Center staff for more
and Printing Policies in LR 424:
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.
Faculty and Staff:
Faculty may print
class sets of the Term Paper Handbook for MLA, APA, CSE, or
Chicago style, as well as any of our handouts, which can be found
by clicking Writing Center Materials on the navigation bar.
Faculty and staff
may receive assistance with their writing questions.
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