Writing Center:

The Writing Center is starting the semester online only, but you can still visit us virtually to get support for your college writing. You can enroll by clicking "English: Writing Center" on the Schedule of Classes. Enrolled students can check Canvas for more information.

The Writing Center & the Writing Conference Course​

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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Email: IVCWritingCenter@ivc.edu
Front Desk: 949-451-5249

Deanna Scherger, PhD
English Professor
T: 949-451-5395
LA 103

Beth Sanchez
Writing Center Technician
T: 949-451-5663
LA 103

Fall Hours

On-Campus Hours

Mon:​   10 am - 5 pm ​
​Tue:   10 am - 5 pm
​Wed:   10 am - 5 pm
​Thu:   10 am - 5 pm​
​Fri:   9 am - 2 pm

Online Hours (Virtual)

Mon:​   8:30 am - 8 pm ​
​Tue:   8:30 am - 8 pm ​
​Wed:   8:30 am - 8 pm ​
​Thu:   8:30 am - 8 pm ​
​Fri:   9 am - 4 pm