Learning and Success

The yearly statistics for the Writing Center indicate a substantial impact on student success on every level: essentially a 15 to 20 percent higher rate of successful course completion. The statistics also indicate that the more frequently a student uses the Writing Center, the higher the rate of success. Additionally, the Writing Center also has held steady with very heavy use by students.

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Learn more by visiting The Partnership for Student Success.

To learn about the assessment of Student Learning Outcomes in the Writing Center, please click here

To view our presentation, "How SLO Assessment Enhanced Learning and Practice at the Santa Barbara College Writing Center," please click here (pdf).