Open Lab

Online Drop-Ins

SJSU students can get quick online help of up to 20 minutes on a first-come, first-served basis from a trained writing tutor by joining the Zoom link.

Our tutors support all types of writing, including research papers, literature reviews, essays, etc. We also help with the different stages of writing, such as drafting and revising, and are here to answer your grammar, content, organization, and formatting questions.

Some examples of quick questions that are ideal for Open Lab include the following:

"Is my thesis statement okay?" (If it's already drafted.)
"I'm not sure how to cite this source in MLA/APA format."
"I need some help with my introduction; I'm not really sure it flows well."
"What's the difference between indirect citations and direct citations?"
"Could you help me make a cover page for my assignment?"
"My professor said I need to fix the passive voice in my paper, but I don't really know what that is."
"Could you take a quick look at my reference page?"

You can log in to your SJSU Zoom account and click on the link any time during the Open Lab to join. No reservation or registration is required.

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Please note that Open Lab does not offer the option of follow-up emails to professors. This is only available through the in-person and online tutoring appointments, which must be booked via WCOnline.