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Writing center opens new branch catering to social science students

By April Hoang

March 28, 2016 11:50 p.m.

Students can now receive writing help for social science classes through a new writing center, social science officials said in an email Monday.

The Social Science Undergraduate Writing Center will provide students with one-on-one tutoring for any social science writing assignment, said Christine Holten, director of the UCLA Undergraduate Writing Center.

The tutors are social science students who are currently employed at the Undergraduate Writing Center as peer learning facilitators, Holten said. They are receiving additional training for specialized tutoring in social science courses, she added.

The Social Science Undergraduate Writing Center will be the fourth branch of the Undergraduate Writing Center, which currently has three locations on campus, Holten said.

Leigh Harris, associate director of UCLA Writing Programs, said the new writing center is part of an initiative in the UCLA Division of Social Sciences, which aims to help improve students’ academic writing skills. The initiative was funded by the Office of Instructional Development and the Division of Social Sciences, Harris said.

The center will be open five days a week in the second-floor Powell Library Inquiry Space, said Alessandro Duranti, dean of social sciences, in an email.

The service is open to all undergraduates enrolled in social science classes, he added in the email.

Students can book an appointment on the Undergraduate Writing Center website beginning April 4. Walk-in appointments are also available.

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