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Writing Center:

The Writing Center & the Writing Conference Course

The Writing Center offers assistance, services, and resources to students enrolled in a Writing Conference course (WR 181, WR 182, WR 380, and WR 382):

  • 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, ghost write, 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 380, and WR 382). The Writing Conference course is a .5 unit, credit/no credit course, and is a corequisite for WR 1, WR 1H, WR 2, WR 2H, WR 301, WR 302, or WR 399. For details, please visit WR 181 & WR 182 or WR 380 & WR 382.

Once enrolled in a Writing Conference course, students may meet with English instructors at any time instructors are on duty. Writing instructors do not meet with students who are not enrolled in a Writing Conference course.


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


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 - 3 pm