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Writing Hub Events + Sign-Ups 

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

All events for Spring 2020 will be online/remote-access, unless otherwise noted.

Questions? Contact us at writinghub@ucsd.edu

Undergraduates

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, and online. Consultants available 6 days per week. Same day appointments available!

Undergrad Writing Workshops

Come to one of our undergrad writing workshops to set yourself up for writing success! 

All Spring 2020 Undergraduate Writing workshops will happen through Zoom. We will update this page soon with Zoom links for our virtual writing workshops!

Week Workshop Title Day/Date Time
2

Writing an Engaging Cover Letter

(Sign up for Cover Letters Workshop)

Thursday,   April 9 

1:00-2:15pm
3

How to Paraphrase Effectively

(Sign up for Paraphrasing Workshop)

Wednesday, April 15 12:30-1:45pm
5

3 Easy Strategies for Improving Writing

(Sign up for 3 Easy Strategies Workshop)

Thursday, April 30 4:00-5:15pm
6

Responding to Instructor Feedback

(Sign up for Feedback Workshop)

Wednesday, May 6

3:00-4:15pm
7

Strategies for ESL/Multilingual Writers

(Sign up for Multilingual Writers Workshop)

Monday, May 11 

3:30-4:45pm
8

Beating Procrastination + Writer's Block

(Sign up for Procrastination Workshop) 

Wednesday, May 20 3:00-4:15pm
9

3 Easy Strategies for Improving Writing

(Sign up for 3 Easy Strategies Workshop)

Wednesday, May 27 4:30-5:15pm
10

How to Paraphrase Effectively

(Sign up for Paraphrasing Workshop)

Monday, June 1 5:00-6:15pm

 

Graduate Students

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 grad student writing workshops to learn more about common writing genres and develop your skills as an academic writer.

Please note: All Spring 2020 Graduate Writing workshops will happen through Zoom. We will update this page soon with Zoom links for our virtual writing workshops!

Our graduate workshops run between 2-3 hours and combine discussion, reading samples, facilitated writing/practice time, and content overview.  

Week Workshop Title Day/Date Time
3

Cover Letters

RSVP - Cover Letters

Friday, April 17 10:00am-1:00pm
4

Style and Clarity in Academic Writing

RSVP - Style
Friday,
April 24
10:00am-1:00pm
5

Research/Conference Paper Abstracts 

RSVP - Abstracts

Friday, 
May 1
10:00am-1:00pm
7

Research Proposals/Prospectus

RSVP - Proposals

Friday,  May 15

10:00am-1:00pm
8

Academic Job Market: Teaching Statements

RSVP - Teaching Statements

Friday, 
May 22
10:00am-1:00pm
9

Academic Job Market: Diversity Statements

RSVP - Diversity Statements

Friday,  May 29 10:00am-1:00pm

Dissertation Writer's Workshop

The Dissertation Writer's Workshop is a new program from the Writing Hub, specifically intended for ABD graduate students who are in the process of writing their dissertations.

Part workshop, part writing retreat, the Dissertation Writer's workshop consists of 3 consecutive sessions. Each session will entail a 1.5 hour workshop designed to demystify the dissertation, as well as 2.5 hours of structured, independent writing time to help you make progress. We encourage you to attend all 3 sessions, since each session is designed to build upon and complement the previous. But if you can only attend one or two sessions, that's okay too.

In Spring 2020, all sessions of the Dissertation Writer's Workshop will happen online, via Zoom. Participants will be sent appropriate Zoom links after they submit their RSVP forms. 

RSVP to any or all of the sessions by clicking here!

Dissertation Writer's Workshop Schedule

Week Topic Date Time
5

Understanding the Document

The Genre, Audience, Purpose, and Structure of a Dissertation (RSVP)

Tuesday,

April 28

12:00pm - 4:00pm
6

Putting the Pieces Together

Telling a Story through Your Chapters (RSVP)

Tuesday, 

May 5

12:00pm - 4:00pm
7

Actually Writing It! 

Strategies for Motivating and Sustaining Your Dissertation Writing (RSVP)

Tuesday, 

May 12

12:00pm - 4:00pm

 

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

In Spring 2020, all writing retreat sessions will happen online, via Zoom. Participants will be sent appropriate Zoom links after their RSVPs have been confirmed by the Writing Hub. 

Note: If the retreat you want is already full, please come to the (Virtual) Writing Room, which meets via Zoom every weekday morning (Monday-Friday), 9:00-11:00am. 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!

Weeks Retreat Days and Format Dates Time
3-7

Mondays, 5-Weeks

RSVP for the Monday Retreat

April 13  - May 11 9:00am - 1:00pm
5-9

Tuesdays, 5-Weeks

RSVP for the Tuesday Retreat

April 28 - May 26 9:00am - 1:00pm
FW

Monday-Friday, 5-Days

RSVP for the Finals Week Retreat

June 8-12 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. 

(Virtual) Writing Room

The Writing Room is 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! 

In Spring 2020, we will offer the Writing Room through Zoom. The (Virtual) Writing Room will still meet every weekday (Monday-Friday), 9:00am - 11:00am, Weeks 1-10. Bring a coffee, make progress on your project, and enjoy virtual community with other grad writers! 

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/854217274

Tuesday

https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/977994476

Wednesday

https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/722614098

Thursday

https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/648250589

Friday

https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/217501358

 

Go to the Writing Room main page to bookmark these links.

Discussion Groups

Writing Discussion Groups are small groups of graduate students who meet weekly, alongside a Graduate Writing Consultant facilitator, for 7 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. 

Writing Discussion Group Schedule

Weeks Meeting Day, Time Dates Facilitator
4-10

Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00pm

April 22 - May 3 Matt W.
4-10

Thursdays, 3:00-5:00pm

April 23 - May 4 Matt W.

In Spring 2020, all sessions of the Dissertation Writer's Workshop will happen online, via Zoom. Participants will be sent appropriate Zoom links after they submit their RSVP forms. 

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. To sign up for a group, fill out the Group Sign-Up Form

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. 

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