Summer 2020 in the Hixon Writing Center
Regular availability for one-to-one appointments with our Writing Specialists and peer tutors will resume at the beginning of fall term (September 29th).
We currently have dedicated support available for Caltech and JPL SURFers. SURFers who are interested in support can find details here.
Caltech students and postdocs who are not involved with SURF may be able to receive one-to-one support during summer by request, depending upon availability. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request for support.
The physical space of our center remains closed due to COVID-19.
We're here to help.
All writers benefit from sharing a work-in-progress, and our staff is ready to support your work. We can offer feedback, guidance, and reliable information about academic writing, as well as a chance to think aloud about your written work.
What to expect when you meet with us
Every one-to-one meeting is a little different, because each writer has a unique project. We'll help you set some goals for the session and then work together to reach your goals. Activities like brainstorming, modeling, reading aloud, or mapping out ideas on whiteboards are common in our conversations.
How does it help?
Readers will see strengths and limits in a text that aren't visible to writers. Our staff members also have access to a range of resources on academic writing that can answer your questions and provide useful models. Many writers also find meetings with our staff provide accountability and motivation to get writing done.
Get to know us.
Our staff members are trained in a wide range of academic disciplines, but we all have expertise in academic writing. We also share a passion for helping writers achieve their goals. Our online bios will tell you more about who we are.
Where to find us
The Hixon Writing Center is located on the 3rd floor of the Center for Student Services.