Policies and Guidelines

Writing Center Mission

Our mission is to help you become a better writer.  Therefore, we may not edit or write your assignments for you.

We Will Not

  • Help with take-home midterms or finals without the explicit consent of your instructor.
  • Provide assistance on essays or assignments the same day they are due.
  • Edit your work.
  • Assess or grade your work.

We Can

  • Assistance with pre-writing tasks, such as creating an outline or brainstorming.
  • Revision advice with regards to sentence, paragraph, and/or essay structure.
  • Help identifying patterns of errors.
  • Explanations of grammar rules and concepts.

For a comprehensive and more detailed list of our policies, feel free to download West Sacramento Writing Center Policies (PDF)