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Humanities Writing Resources

  • Talk to your TA or professor in their weekly office hours. Schedules are posted on Canvas.

  •  Need help with the mechanics of writing? 
    • Refer to the Humanities Program Writing Handbook

  • Need help starting your essay, brainstorming ideas, or figuring out a claim clarification? 
    • Humanities Peer Tutoring: Meet one-on-one with another Revelle student who has successfully gone through the Humanities sequence and talk through your ideas.
  • Need help with specific writing issues such as structure, thesis statements, or use of evidence?
    • The UC San Diego Writing Hub offers fully remote appointments with a trained writing consultant.
      • Make a synchronous appointment with a tutor or attend walk-in tutoring.
      • The Writing Hub also offers asynchronous appointments. Just upload your essay and a specific question and your consultant will upload a 5-10 minute screencast within two hours of the end of your appointment for you to review on your own time. You will have access to the screencast file for 7 days.

  • Need help expressing your ideas in written form? 
    • English Language Writing Tutor, Tim Palmer, offers one-on-one tutoring by appointment for any stage of the writing process. He can help you...
      • understand and properly respond to your essay prompts.
      • write thesis statements, topic sentences, and conclusions.
      • organize essay ideas for logical flow and argumentative strength.
      • provide feedback on drafts in the areas of writing flow, grammaticality, vocabulary choice, and academic style.

  • Need help developing more effective study methods and time management?
    • Learning Strategies Tutoring at the Academic Achievement Hub offers one-on-one tutoring on how to manage university-level learning and develop a growth mindset. Learning Strategists can help you...
      • develop accountability strategies 
      • organize your study schedule 
      • establish a work-life balance for long-term success
      • connect with a community of peer and friends
  • Looking for community-centered and culturally-informed tutoring in strategic reading and analytical writing? 
    • The Language Arts Tutorial Services (LATS) program at OASIS offers online and in-person appointments as well as reading workshops for Humanities students. 
    • LATS emphasizes multilingualism, diversity, and lived experiences by offering a community space for students from different backgrounds to improve their reading and writing skills with group sessions and tutoring. 
    • Check the schedule of events for Humanities-specific events, including strategic reading workshops on Fridays