History Department

History Writing Cooperative

The History Writing Cooperative (HWC) is here to help students improve their historical researching and writing skills. We provide tutoring in a variety of related areas, including research methodology, finding and evaluating sources, proper citation, and tips specifically related to academic-level writing in the field of History. The HWC also offers editing services for draft papers, and provides advice on overcoming common stumbling blocks encountered by students.

Our goals
  1. To help you write a better paper, and...
  2. Therefore help you get a better grade.
  3. We also want to help you become a better writer, and...
  4. Help History majors become better historians.
How to Access HWC Services

There are several ways to access the HWC and its services:

  1. You may make an appointment using the appointment sign-up sheet just outside the HWC office door. This guarantees you will get help when you need it.
  2. You may drop by our office in Trinity Hall, Room 202 during the hours listed below. A tutor will help you as soon as they are available.
  3. You may set up a Zoom appointment by emailing HWC@csuchico.edu.
  4. If you are in an on-line History course, you may email a paper for that course to HWC@csuchico.edu for an HWC tutor to review. Note: You must email your paper at least 48 hours before you need it back to allow the tutors sufficient time. Papers emailed less than 48 hours in advance may not receive feedback in time. The HWC does not review emailed papers for face-to-face courses.

The most-effective tutoring sessions are face-to-face. Zoom is the next most effective, and email feedback the least. Students should take this into account when deciding how to utilize the HWC’s services.

The HWC tutors make every effort to serve every history student seeking their help, but sometimes cannot get to everyone, particularly when many students want help at the same time. Waiting until the last minute to get help from the HWC is not a good strategy, and we encourage students to reach out to the HWC at the earliest opportunity.

Location and Hours

The HWC is located in Trinity Hall, Room 202

Spring 2023 Hours

M-F: 11am - 4pm

If you have any questions, please email us at hwc@csuchico.edu.