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Undergraduate Program
Here are some helpful campus resources and internet research links. 


The Writing Center
The Writing Center assists CSUSM students with any aspect of the writing process:

  • brainstorming,
  • drafting,
  • revising,
  • and editing.

So if you need someone to talk with about your writing assignment, another set of eyes to read what you've written, a quiet place to use a computer, or resources on writing, come by!

LTWR Essay Grading Standards (PDF)

CSUSM Library
The place to be!  One stop shopping for books and articles, course research, online databases, electronic reserves, or just a quiet place to study.

Online Courses / Cougar Courses components
Online Courses Index page.  Find your course and log in!  If you have trouble, contact the HelpDesk at 760.750.4784.

Study Abroad
See the World!  Study abroad enriches your educational experience and makes you more marketable once you graduate. Find out how you can travel the world while still a CSUSM student.

Thinking about Grad School?  

"Ignoring Good Advice" -- an article from the Chronicle about applying to grad school
"Making a Statement" -- an article from the Chronicle about writing personal statements
What grad school is really like -- an article from an assistant professor

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