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Writing Hub Events + Sign-Ups 

This page overviews all Writing Hub events and programs for the current academic quarter.

Undergraduate students now have the option of meeting with a tutor face to face, online synchronously, or asynchronously. 

All graduate student events during Fall 2021 will remain online/remote-access.

Questions? Contact us at writinghub@ucsd.edu

Undergraduates

Undergrad Writing Consultations

Make an appointment with one of our 40+ undergraduate writing consultants!

Undergraduate students can make up to 3 writing consultation appointments per week. Appointments are 45 minutes. Students can choose a face to face appointment (in Geisel), synchronous online appointment (i.e. live video), or asynchronous appoinment (5-10 minute video feedback). Consultants available 6 days per week. Same day appointments available!

Undergrad Writing Workshops

Come to one of our undergraduate writing workshops to develop your skills as an academic writer!

Fall 2021 workshops will be online.

Week  Day/Date Workshop Title/Topic Time
5 Friday, October 29

PhD Program Statements of Purpose

(Sign Up: PhD Statements of Purpose)

10:00am-1:00pm
6 Friday, November 5

Engaging and Effective Cover Letters 

(Sign Up: Effective Cover Letters)

1:00pm-4:00pm

 

Graduate Students

Graduate Writing Consultations

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

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

Virtual Writing Room

The Virtual Writing Room is a daily, supportive, and focused time and space for you to make progress on your writing projects. Bring a coffee, make progress on your project, and enjoy virtual community with other grad writers! No RSVP or commitment required, just come and work. 

Writing Room hours:
Weeks 1-10
Monday-Wednesday & Friday, 9:00am-11:00am (excluding holidays)
Thursdays, 10am-11am (excluding Thanksgiving)

To Join a (Virtual) Writing Room session, click on the appropriate day of the week below! 
(Note: you must be signed in to your UCSD Zoom account to access the session.)

Day Virtual Writing Room Link
Monday

https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/92500082888

 (excludes holidays)

Tuesday

https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/94718944535

Wednesday

https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/99164481134

Thursday

https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/97513746096

10:00am-11:00am
(excludes holidays)

Friday

https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/92366639114

 

Graduate Writing Workshops

Come to one of our grad student writing workshops to learn more about common writing genres and develop your skills as an academic writer. Our graduate workshops run between 2-3 hours and combine discussion, reading samples, facilitated writing/practice time, and content overview.  

Fall 2021 workshops will be online.

Week  Day/Date Workshop Title/Topic Time
3 Friday,  October 15

Research Proposals 101

(Sign Up: Research Proposals)

10:00am-1:00pm
4 Friday, October 22

Teaching Statements for the Academic Job Market

(Sign Up: Teaching Statements)

10:00am-1:00pm
5 Friday, October 29

PhD Program Statements of Purpose

(Sign Up: PhD Statements of Purpose)

10:00am-1:00pm
6 Friday, November 5

Research Statements for the Academic Job Market

(Sign Up: Research Statements)

10:00am-1:00pm
6 Friday, November 5

Engaging and Effective Cover Letters 

(Sign Up: Effective Cover Letters)

1:00pm-4:00pm
7 Friday, November 12

Working with Literatures: Framing Your Research

(Sign Up: Framing Your Research)

10:00am-1:00pm
10 Friday, December 3

Diversity Statements for the Academic Job Market

(Sign Up: Diversity Statements)

9:00am-12:00pm

 

New Grad Student Essentials Workshop Series

The Writing Hub's New Grad Student Essentials workshop series explores key topics for writing at the graduate level. These workshops aim to provide a solid foundation as you embark on your graduate career, addressing topics and questions that are specifically relevant to new graduate students. 

Week  Day/Date Workshop Title/Topic Time
2

Tuesday, October 5

Writing in Grad School

(Sign Up: Writing in Grad School)

12:00pm-2:00pm
4 Tuesday,  October 19

Framing Your Research

(Sign Up: Framing Your Research)

12:00pm-2:00pm
6 Tuesday, November 2

Achieving Style and Clarity

(Sign Up: Achieving Style & Clarity)

12:00pm-2:00pm
7 Tuesday, November 9

Reading in Grad School

(Sign Up: Reading in Grad School)

12:00pm-2:00pm
8 Tuesday, November 16

Writing in Your Own Voice

(Sign Up: Writing in Your Own Voice)

12:00pm-2:00pm
10 Tuesday, November 30

Getting Advisor Feedback

(Sign Up: Getting Advisor Feedback)

12:00pm-2:00pm

 

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

All Fall 2021 writing retreat sessions will continue to happen online, via Zoom. Participants will be sent appropriate Zoom links after their RSVPs have been confirmed by the Writing Hub.

Grad Retreat Schedule:

Retreat Days and Format

Dates Time

5-Week (Wednesdays)

(RSVP for the Wednesday Retreat)

October 6 - November 3

9:00am - 1:00pm

5-Week (Mondays)

(RSVP for the Monday Retreat)

October 18 - November 15 

9:00am - 1:00pm

5-Week (Tuesdays) 

(RSVP for the Tuesday Retreat)

November 2 - November 30

9:00am - 1:00pm

5-Day (Finals Week)

(RSVP for Finals Week Retreat)

December 6 - December 10

9:00am - 1:00pm

 

Faculty + Educators

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. 

Department Consultations

We can work with your department or program to support writing-focused curriculum redesign, written communication learning outcomes evaluation, skill-building programs for graduate students, and strategic initiatives that promote writing and/or enhance support for student writers.

Contact writinghub@ucsd.edu to schedule a meeting 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. 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