Writing, Reading, and Study Skills

CARP offers writing, reading, and study skills tutoring across the curriculum. The WRSS Tutors do not limit tutoring to English courses, so students may seek writing support in any of their content courses. They can assist students at any stage of writing process, including breaking down a prompt, brainstorming, outlining, drafting, and editing. They can also assist students with reading strategies, such as annotating and synthesizing. Additionally, the WRSS Tutors can help students with a variety of college success skills such as note-taking, time management, self-care, oral presentations, resume and cover letter writing, applying to graduate school, and interviewing.

Please note that we are unable to tutor students with writing in any Technical & Professional Writing (TPW) Program courses because of the strict level of expertise required.

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Note: This is not an exhaustive list of courses tutored. WRSS can assist with any project related to Writing, Reading, and Study Skills.

List of courses most frequently tutored
Study Skills Topics
  • Approaching the Research Paper
  • General Grammar Skills
  • Graduate School Applications
  • Note-Taking Strategies
  • Oral Presentations
  • Practical Interview Skills
  • Resumes and Cover Letters
  • Scholarship Essays
  • Time Management and Self-Care
Writing and Reading Courses
  • BECA 300
  • BUS 300
  • BUS 690
  • CAD 500
  • CFS 312
  • CFS 355
  • DFM 353
  • ENG 104
  • ENG 114
  • ENG 214
  • ENG 215
  • GEOG 500
  • HIST 300
  • IR 309
  • PSY 305
  • SOC 300
  • And any other writing assignments at SF State