We are dedicated to helping staff better serve CSUDH students since 2010.
PEGS pedagogical philosophy emphasizes the conversational nature of reading and writing. Tutorial sessions, therefore, are not directive. Instead, they are dialogic, wherein the tutor critically responds to the writing as well as the writer. For example, GWCs (Graduate Writing Consultants) will ask questions designed to help students clarify their ideas — first verbally, then textually — periodically modeling various aspects of the reading/writing process itself via scaffolding. Such a student-centered approach provides structured opportunities to interact with others collaboratively, all toward the goal of discovery: the student’s own, unique voice, as well as his/her academic authority.
PEGS provides a variety of workshops aimed at assisting students in improving their critical thinking skills, strengthening their research and writing skills, enhancing their intellectual development, promoting graduate-level scholarship, and strengthening graduate students’ ties to the academic community.
Research Assistantships fund faculty-student collaborative research projects, culminating in a co-authored scholarly publication. Student & faculty stipends available for those who qualify. Only faculty can apply for research assistantship for their students. Faculty and/or students can submit or view abstracts of research articles here.