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Welcome to the Writing Center

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Visiting the Writing Center


The Writing Center is located in TAC 160 (in the Thornton Administrative Center, one floor beneath OneStop) while  Payson Library undergoes renovations. To find the Writing Center, just follow the signs outside and inside of TAC that say LIBRARY HUB.  When you arrive, you will notice the Writing Center tutors by the fluorescent green lanyards they wear. Usually, they will be sitting at a table that has a  "Writing Tutor" sign on it. Sometimes the tutors will use the Student Success Center, within the library hub, for tutoring. If you cannot find your tutor, just ask someone at the front desk. There are also Online Writing Appointments available if for those who cannot make an in-person appointment.  

Contact Us

You can reach the Writing Center staff in several ways:

Writing Center Phone: 310-506-4097

ACE front desk: 310-506-6031.

Email: Writing.Center@pepperdine.edu

Text: 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 2016/17 school year:

  • Sean Conrad
  • Alexandra Drozdoff
  • Shantal Frisbie
  • Kelli Guess
  • Bethany Lee
  • Brian Sanders
  • Daryn Sinclair
  • Katy Wilhelm

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