We at the Writing Center hope you all are safe and well and doing the best you can be during this challenging time. Please watch the short video above before reading the text below.
During the campus closure, we are offering our services virtually during regular hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 8 pm, Friday 9 am - 3 pm (all Pacific Standard Time).
In terms of Writing Conference requirements, we hope to be as flexible as possible while continuing to honor our class terms.
- Students may continue to earn hours online by logging into our Canvas shell
- Students may have virtual conferences with professors by uploading writing online and clicking on a link provided on our Canvas shell to open a meeting.
- Students may continue to ask questions and receive support by posting in our "Questions and Answers" discussion forum in the Canvas shell or emailing IVCWritingCenter@ivc.edu.
About the Center
The Writing Center offers assistance, services, and resources to students enrolled in a Writing Conference course (WR 181, WR 182, WR 382, ESL 382, WR 375, and WR 385):
- Students come to the Center to meet with English instructors for one-on-one conferences. During conferences, students receive advice, direction, and encouragement regarding reading and writing assignments including essays, research papers, journals, brainstorming activities, and analysis and interpretation for written work assigned in Irvine Valley College writing classes. Note: Instructors do not edit, proofread, ghostwrite, fix, or otherwise correct student writing.
- Students may use the Center as a study area and may refer to the texts located there: dictionaries, thesauri, atlas, grammar and research handbooks, Oxford English Dictionary, and numerous anthologies of classic and contemporary writing.
- Students may use the Center's computers for academic purposes: to browse the Internet, check email, and write essays. In addition, if students purchase a print card, they may use the Center's printer.
To use the services and resources offered by the Writing Center, students must be enrolled in a Writing Conference course (WR 181, WR 182, WR 382, ESL 382, WR 375, and WR 385). The Writing Conference courses are credit/no credit, and are corequisites for Writing, Humanities, or Social Sciences courses. WR 375 is a stand-alone credit course for help with applications. For details, please visit the options on the left-hand menu of this page.
Once enrolled in a Writing Conference course, students may meet with English instructors at any time during the Center’s open hours. Writing instructors do not meet with students who are not enrolled in a Writing Conference course.