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English and Writing

English and Writing Express: is walk-in resource for students to visit at their convenience. No appointment is necessary. And of course, tutors are able to assist students with writing assignments for any subject.

Master Express Schedule (click image to download PDF): Summer 2018 Master Express Schedule

When it comes to writing, each student possesses different skills, and faces differing areas of challenge. English Writings tutors provide guidance in these areas, while emphasizing the student’s strengths. Tutors are able to assist students with writing assignments from any subject.

A one hour tutorial session is the best way to get the most help from a tutor. Most tutorial sessions are one-on-one. Occasionally, you may have to share an appointment with another student. Want to make an appointment? Please stop by and see us! We are located on the 1st floor of the Library building, inside the LRC. If you need further assistance, give us a call, at 951-372-7143.


MLA- Paper Formatting and Style Guide
Offers information on formatting essays. For information on MLA Citations and Works Cited, please see Research page.

Writing a Summary

Patterns of Development

Quotation Rules
Explains the seven basic rules for using quotations in essays and provides examples.

Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab)
This online writing lab offers information on all aspects of writing.

Structure of an Argument (OWL)
Provides information on structuring argumentative papers.

Comma Rules
Provides explanation and examples for the eight most common ways of using commas.

Guide to Grammar
This is a link for a website to get help with grammar. This website contains help at the sentence level, paragraph level, essay, and research paper level.

Exercise Central
This link brings you to a website to help exercise your writing skills and has free writing exercises. This website also has tutorials, personal study plans, a grade book and scoreboard to keep track of your progress. In order to take advantage of this site you need to create a login.