Academic Support

Founders Hall, Room 190B

Contact: For an appointment, stop in or call our direct line at (619) 260-4581.

Need help with a paper or writing assignment? We have the tutoring help you need.

USD Writing Center, which is free to all USD students, helps students improve their academic writing. Students may bring work in any stage of completion to the Writing Center, from brainstorming notes to rough drafts to graded essays. Students are tutored individually by their peers in all phases of the writing process, including:

  • understanding a text

  • thinking critically

  • generating paper topics

  • developing and focusing ideas

  • organizing information

  • refining and expanding ideas

  • grammar and punctuation

The SOLES Graduate Student Writing Center

The SOLES Graduate Student Writing Center is a virtual space designed to accommodate both online or on-campus graduate students for whom distance or busy schedules conflict with coming to campus.

The Center's free web-based service provides students with feedback on digital versions of their assignments and offers one-on-one coaching sessions via remote conferencing.