Writing Resource Center

“[I]n a writing center the object is to make sure that writers, and not necessarily their texts, are what get changed by instruction. In axiom form it goes like this: Our job is to produce better writers, not better writing.”

  -- Stephen North, "The Idea of a Writing Center"


**Appointments are needed for winter intercession. We will be open Monday-Thursday, 10-2p.*We will offer face-to-face and online appointments* See below for online submission instructions.

We can also facilitate asynchronous online consultations through email. Book an appointment and a tutor will review your paper and return with comments within 24 hours. Please follow the following instructions

1) fill out thisTutoring Notes Form. The form must be opened in Adobe Acrobat to fill out(click here to install Acrobat)

2) compose email to wrc@csub.edu

3) attach completed Tutoring Notes form and your paper

4) write in your requested appointment time along with any other pertinent information the tutor will need (assignment prompt, APA/MLA/Chicago style, etc.).

Please see our"Make an Appointment" page for additional policies.


Click on the links at the left to learn more about the services provided at the WRC.

Need help with an essay assignment? Confused about grammar rules? Or just want to polish your writing skills?

The CSUB Writing Resource Center (WRC) is here to help. We offer FREE tutoring, workshops, and other support services to currently enrolled CSUB students. We currently offer tutoring in writing, literature, linguistics, and MLA/APA citation.

At the WRC, our tutors are trained to focus on improving students’ overall skills, not just their grades. Rather than just providing “the answer,” we assist students at all stages of assignments to help them learn to think critically about their own writing in any discipline.

Our  HOURS are Monday-Thursday: 9-5p.m. and Friday: 9-1p.m.

Call us with any questions at 661-654-6411.


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The WRC tutors were really helpful! They read my personal statement for medical school, and I got into USC. Thank you, WRC! Close Quote
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CSUB Writing Resource Center

9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

Location: Administration East Building
Room 105

****WINTER INTERCESSION HOURS: Monday-Thursday, 10-2p*****

Our  HOURS are Monday-Thursday: 9-5p.m. and Friday: 9-1p.m.

Call to make an appointment.

Phone: (661) 654-6411
Email: wrc@csub.edu

Check out our Resources for Writers page on the left. We have many user-friendly guides for documenation (MLA, APA, ASA), test prep guides for the CBEST and GWAR exams as well as the helpful Grammar Cards demystifying everthing from semicolons to transitions to timed writing.