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No‘eau Center

Room: Library, B-203
Phone: (808) 689-2750
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The No‘eau Center provides academic support through testing services, tutoring, workshops, and other support services to help students succeed at UH West O‘ahu, The mission of the No‘eau Center is to promote life-long learning by helping students at all levels of ability to gain the skills necessary to learn effectively, confidently, and independently.

Summer Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Tutoring appointments available until 1 hour before closing.
Appointments may be available outside our normal hours. To check availability call: (808) 689-2750


Phone: (808) 689-2752

All test proctoring is by appointment and may be scheduled during Noʻeau Center business hours. Distance Education test proctoring services are free for all University of Hawaiʻi system. Contact your instructor to be sure the necessary information and materials have been sent to us. Bring your photo I.D. and UH username to testing appointment.

To secure ADA accommodations, students must register with the Disabilities Services Specialist, Dr. Steven Taketa (689-2675;

Student and faculty testing information

For more information, see Placement Testing.


The No‘eau Center provides free tutoring services in a wide array of subject areas. Tutoring is offered by appointment, on a walk-in basis, and online via email. Students may schedule an appointment by either emailing or calling the center or swinging by to make an appointment at the front desk.


The No‘eau Center offers a series of student success workshops that cover an array of topics, including tips for better studying, time management skills, citation styles, and scholarship and career writing (i.e., resume, cover letter, personal statements).

Distance Services

If you are unable to come into the No‘eau Center in person, we may be able to help you remotely.


Workshops: Our workshops may also be available via video conference. If you are interested in attending a workshop via video conference, please contact us in advance so that we can accommodate your request.

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Writing Resources

Writing Intensive Graduation Requirement

UH West O‘ahu’s Writing Intensive requirement is part of a UH system commitment to incorporate more writing in courses from all disciplines. A “WI” course is a discipline-specific content course in which writing plays a major, integrated role. Students can enroll in course sections designated as “WI” to gain greater understanding of course content through writing, and learn how to write in ways appropriate to that discipline.

Students are required to take three Writing Intensive (WI) classes at the upper division level for graduation. A minimum of two classes must come from course work outside of the capstone class.

Students must have successfully completed or be concurrently enrolled in English 200 to register for any WI course.

The WI requirement for transfer students varies depending upon year of entry and transfer credits accepted by UH West O‘ahu.

Check class listing for WI courses available this semester. Note that the selection varies each semester.

Writing Intensive Assistance

The No‘eau Center provides free assistance to students on academic writing assignments in all disciplines. Tutors help students to work on critical thinking skills, discover and develop topics, generate information to support ideas, organize information, refine the style of a paper, and edit their own papers. Tutoring is offered by appointment, on a walk-in basis, and online via email. Students may schedule an appointment by either emailing, calling, or visiting the Center.

Faculty interested in teaching a WI course can access resources on Laulima at WOA Faculty Info Resources. WI Workshop Online Training videos are available for detailed information on WI requirements.

Writing Resource Links


Logical Fallicies:

The Rhetorical Appeals (Ethos, Pathos, Logos):

Visual Rhetoric:

Supporting Claims in Writing:

Researching Best Practices:

Other Resources: