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Welcome to the Writing Center

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Visiting the Writing Center


The Writing Center is located on the third floor of Payson Library within the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE).   

Contact Us

You can reach the Writing Center staff in several ways:

Phone: (310) 506-4097

You may try contacting our tutors by calling the front desk at ACE at (310) 506-6031.

Email: Writing.Center@pepperdine.edu

TEXT: You can send a text to the Writing Center at: (310) 363-0976.

Hours of Operation

Generally, tutors are available 7 days a week.  The hours vary from day-to-day. Please check the online schedule. Appointments are subject to tutor availability.

About the Writing Center

A Brief History

The Writing Center was established in 1975 by Dr. Cynthia Novak who wanted to provide writing support for her international students. Dr. Novak began holding small tutoring sessions in her office. Over the years, the Writing Center has expanded, moving its locale several times. It is now housed in Payson Library.

What We Do

The Writing Center is a friendly place to get help with your writing. Experienced writing consultants can help you develop ideas, research information, generate a draft, revise your work, or edit a final draft. Our goal is not to "correct" your writing, but to help you become a better writer.

All Pepperdine students, faculty, and staff members are invited to use the Writing Center. We help experienced writers who wish to improve their skills as well as less experienced writers who need help completing class assignments and projects.

We are here to help you with a variety of writing tasks, including:

  • Research Papers
  • Reviews
  • Expository Essays
  • Graduate School Applications
  • Cover Letters
  • Junior Writing Portfolio

Our Writing Consultants

All of our Writing Consultants have been carefully trained to assist our clients. The following are our tutors for the 2015/16 school year:

  • Nate Barton
  • Michelle Cheung
  • Matthew Finley
  • Kelly Guess
  • Justina Huang
  • Falon Opsahl
  • Jessica Reed
  • Brian Sanders
  • Katy Wilhelm

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