Students collaborating at Writing Center

Writing Center

The Writing Center is committed to advancing the culture of writing at SUA through the promotion of student-centered learning. Our mission is to help students discover effective writing, argumentation, and revision strategies through critical inquiry and effective communication.

What We Offer

Tutor helping student with writing

Individual Tutoring Sessions

We help students with every aspect of writing, at any stage in the writing process: choosing a topic, organizing content, brainstorming, developing a thesis, writing a rough draft, revising sentences and paragraphs, and citing sources appropriately.

Schedule Session

Image of students in writing center workshop.

Group Workshops

We provide a range of services including individualized tutoring sessions, Capstone support, and group workshops. We also offer in-class workshops tailored around specific prompts as requested by faculty.

Jos Charles

Events

We host writing-related events throughout the year including poetry workshops, guest speakers, and creative writing opportunities. In previous years, our poetry speakers series have been sponsored by grants from the Poets & Writers Foundation. Our poetry series has featured Safiya Sinclair, Claudia Rankine, Jos Charles, and others. We have also co-hosted the queer poetry collective Dark Matter.

Image of debate team meeting.

Debate Team

In 2018, the Writing Center became the home of the Soka University Debate Team. The Debate Team competes regionally in the British Parliamentary Style Debate format.

Image of a woman and three young children.

Podcast Workshops

We also offer tutorial sessions in planning your podcasts and host workshops in which we explore podcasting as an effective communication tool. Listen to a sample podcast, Growing Up Mixed, from one of our students!

Resources for Students

In addition to the services we offer students while inside the Writing Center, we also host a collection of electronic resources which students may access at any time.

Learning Outcomes

  • To gain an understanding of writing as a process that usually requires multiple drafts 
  • To gain rhetorical knowledge of how to write for different audiences, situations, and purposes 
  • To gain the ability to address local and global level issues involved in writing 
  • To gain confidence in completing a range of writing tasks

Student Testimonial

Image of students in the Writing Center.

Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to help me to revise my [graduate school] application essays.

Giwon Kim
Class of 2019

Contact Us

Location: Ikeda 214

Phone: (949) 480-4060 

Email: writingcenter@soka.edu

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Follow Us