University Writing Center

The USC Upstate University Writing Center is dedicated to assisting both experienced and inexperienced writers at all stages of the writing process, in any discipline. We assist students with pre-writing, revision strategies and proofreading techniques. Tutors can offer help with global aspects of your writing such as organization and structure, or provide instruction on word choice, punctuation and grammar. Tutors also assist with other writing projects such as resumes, cover letters, admissions essays and more.

To make an appointment, please sign up using QuadC. You can also stop by the Writing Center or call 864-503-5883.

A limited number of virtual appointments are available. These are reserved for distance learners or for those with health issues that prevent them from meeting face-to-face. Virtual appointments can be made by contacting Brock Adams at and specifying that you’re seeking a virtual appointment.

Students can come in for one-on-one tutoring or sign up for a distance tutoring session at any stage in their writing process, which includes:

  • Brainstorming
  • Developing outlines and drafts
  • Organizing drafts
  • Learning practical strategies to address specific writing challenges
  • Reviewing patterns of grammatical error (not proofreading)
  • Reviewing papers for unintended plagiarism and reviewing documentation styles
  • Receiving limited instruction on database and other library searching
  • Preparing graduate school essays, resumes and other school-related documents

Tutors are very busy during midterms and the end of the semester. Please plan ahead and contact Brock Adams at

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  • Tutors are University students who have been selected to work in the Writing Center because of their outstanding tutoring, editing, and writing ability.

  • Students who come to the Writing Center benefit from sharing their writing with a fellow student who is both knowledgeable and service oriented. By working with tutors, students have the opportunity to learn more about writing and to become better writers over time.

  • The Writing Center provides free 30- or 50-minute, one-on-one tutoring sessions. Please bring your assignment instructions along with your paper draft. Appointments should be scheduled in advance with the Writing Center, but walk-ins may be occasionally accommodated.

  • Bring a copy of your writing assignment instructions and a draft of your paper to discuss with your Writing Center tutor.  

  • Virtual tutoring is available for students who are unable to attend in-person sessions. To schedule a virtual appointment, contact Brock Adams at and request a virtual appointment.

  • Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Phone: 864-503-5883
  • Location: HPAC 136