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Writing Hub Events + Services 

This page overviews all Writing Hub events and programs for the current academic quarter. All events are held in the Teaching + Learning Commons, located in Geisel Library (lower level west) unless otherwise noted.

Questions? Contact us at writinghub@ucsd.edu

Undergraduate Events + Services

Undergrad Writing Consultations

Make an appointment with one of our 50+ undergraduate writing consultants!

Undergraduate students can make up to 3 writing consultation appointments per week. Appointments are 30 minutes; consultants are available 6 days per week. Same day appointments available!

No appointment? No problem! We hold drop-in consultation hours Monday-Thursday, 5-7pm. 

Undergrad Writing Workshops

Come to one of our Fall Quarter undergrad writing workshops to set yourself up for a year of writing success! You can sign up for a workshop by clicking the link below.

Please note: You can still come to a workshop even if you haven't signed up! Each workshop is on a first-come, first-served basis and we give priority to students who have signed up in advance. So sign up so that you can claim your spot!

To sign up for any of the workshops below, fill out our online sign-up form!

Week Workshop Title Day/Date Time
2

Writing on the Quarter System

Tuesday,
October 8
5:30-6:45pm
2

Strategies for Multilingual Writers

Thursday,
October 10
5:15-6:30pm
3

Medical School Personal Statements

Monday, October 14 5:15-6:30pm
3

How to Paraphrase Effectively

Wednesday, October 16 12:00-1:15pm
4

Undocu Tritons: Translating Your Personal Story to Your Personal Statements

Monday, October 21 5:15-6:30pm
4

Responding to Instructor Feedback

Thursday, October 24 12:30-1:45pm
6

Writing on the Quarter System

Wednesday, November 6 1:15-2:30pm
7

Strategies for Multilingual Writers

Tuesday, November 12 12:15-1:30pm
8

Grad School Personal Statements

Thursday, November 21 5:15-6:30pm
10

How to Paraphrase Effectively

Wednesday, December 4 12:15-1:30pm

Graduate Student Events + Services

Graduate Writing Consultations

Make an appointment with one of our 10+ graduate student writing consultants!

Graduate students can make 30- or 60-minute consultation appointments, and up to two 60-minute writing appointments per week. 

Graduate Writing Workshops

Come to one of our Fall Quarter grad student writing workshops to learn more about common writing genres and develop your skills as an academic writer. All grad workshops are 3 hours and combine discussion, reading, facilitated writing/practice time, and content overview.  

Week Workshop Title Day/Date Time
1

Cover Letters

RSVP for the Cover Letter Workshop

Friday,
October 4
10:00am-1:00pm
2

Job Market Series: Research Statements

RSVP for the Research Statements Workshop

Friday, 
October 11
10:00am-1:00pm
3

Job Market Series: Teaching Statements

RSVP for the Teaching Statements Workshop

Friday, October 18

10:00am-1:00pm
4

Job Market Series: Diversity Statements

RSVP for the Diversity Statements Workshop

Friday, 
October 25
10:00am-1:00pm
5

Style and Clarity in Academic Writing

RSVP for the Style Workshop

Friday, 
November 1
10:00am-1:00pm
6

Research Proposals

RSVP for the Research Proposal Workshop

Friday, 
November 8
10:00am-1:00pm
7

Research/Conference Paper Abstracts 

RSVP for the Abstracts Workshop

Friday, 
November 15
10:00am-1:00pm
8

Writing Science with Story and Style

RSVP for the Writing Science Workshop

Friday, 
November 22
10:00am-1:00pm

Grad Student Writing Retreats

Writing retreats offer graduate students dedicated time and space to develop more positive writing practices. Each retreat session is divided into focused writing time and time for workshops, discussion, and planning. We offer retreats in both 5-Week and 5-Day formats. To learn more about the retreats, visit our Writing Retreat Information Page

Note: If the retreat you want is already full, please come to the Grad Writing Room, which meets every weekday morning (Monday-Friday), 9:00-11:00am. Get free coffee, make progress on your project, and enjoy the community of other grad writers. No RSVP or commitment required, just come and work!

Weeks Retreat Days and Format Dates Time
2-6

Tuesdays, 5-Weeks

RSVP for the Tuesday Retreat

October 8 - November 5 9:00am - 1:00pm
4-8

Wednesdays, 5-Weeks

RSVP for the Wednesday Retreat

October 23 - November 20 9:00am - 1:00pm
5-7

Mondays and Thursdays, Dissertation-Focused*

RSVP for the Dissertation Retreat

October 28 - November 14 11:00am - 3:00pm
FW

Monday-Friday, 5-Days

RSVP for the Finals Week Retreat

December 9 - December 13 9:00am - 1:00pm

*Note: the Dissertation-Focused Writing Retreat is only open to ABD graduate students working on their dissertations. Other retreats are open to any graduate student working on a long-term and/or high stakes writing project. 

Writing Room

A daily, supportive, and focused time and space for you to make progress on your writing projects. Plus, there's free coffee. No RSVP or commitment required, just come and work!

Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 11:00am, Weeks 1-10.

Learn more about the Writing Room.

Discussion Groups

Writing Discussion Groups are small groups of graduate students who meet weekly, alongside a Graduate Writing Consultant facilitator, for 8 weeks. Together, they review each other's current drafts and give each other targeted, focused feedback. The aim of every discussion group is that members make progress on their drafts while gaining confidence as an academic writer/reader. 

To be eligible for a discussion group, you must be working on a current draft of an academic writing project. To learn more about the groups, please visit the Writing Discussion Groups information page

We are launching our first discussion groups during Fall Quarter. We will only have two groups, both of which are intended for multilingual/ESL grad students. 

Weeks Meeting Day, Time Dates Target Audience Facilitator
2-9

Tuesdays,

3:30-5:30pm

October 8 - November 26 ESL Grad Students Matt W.
2-9

Tuesdays,

4:30-6:30pm

October 9 - November 27 ESL Grad Students Matt W.

To sign up for a discussion group, please read the Writing Discussion Group information page and click on the application link on the bottom of the page. 

Faculty Events + Services

Faculty Teaching Consultations

Want to chat about using writing in your courses, giving feedback on writing, and/or writing assignment design? Want to explore ways to help your graduate students write more successfully in your field?

Get individual support with writing pedagogy for undergraduate and graduate students.

Contact writinghub@ucsd.edu to schedule an appointment with our Director and/or Associate Director. 

Educator Workshops

We partner with the Engaged Teaching Hub to offer workshops on a variety of writing pedagogy topics. Each workshop aims to give you specific, actionable practices that you can implement in your courses.

See our current workshop schedule. 

Faculty Writing Consultations

Struggling with your current writing project(s)? The Writing Hub can work with you. We engage faculty in meaningful conversation about their work and ask the right questions to excavate deeper insights. 

Learn more about how we support faculty writers

Faculty Writing Retreats

We partner with the Center for Faculty Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to offer Faculty Writing Retreats throughout the year. Retreats are intensive, 3-day programs. Retreats help faculty make progress on a writing project while also developing mindful and sustainable writing practices. 

Learn more about how we support faculty writers.  

Writing Room

A daily, supportive, and focused time and space for you to make progress on your writing projects. Free coffee, no RSVP or commitment required, just come and work!

Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 11:00am, Weeks 1-10.

Learn more about the Writing Room.

Don't see the program you want? Let us know at writinghub@ucsd.edu