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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 Summer 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

Our regular workshop offerings will resume in Fall 2020.

Graduate Students

Graduate Writing Consultations

Make an 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. 

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.  

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

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.

Dissertation Writer's Workshop Session Schedule

  • Session 1 - Understanding the Document: The Genre, Audience, Purpose, and Structure of a Dissertation (offered July 14 and August 20) 
  • Session 2 - Putting the Pieces Together: Telling a Story through Your Chapters (offered July 15 and August 27)
  • Session 3 - Actually Writing It! Strategies for Motivating and Sustaining Your Dissertation Writing (offered July 16 and September 3)

In Summer 2020, the Dissertation Writer's Workshop will be offered twice, once in a 3-day format and again in a 3-week format. You are welcome to attend all the sessions in one format, or mix-and-match across the formats to suit your schedule.

RSVP for sessions in the 3-Day Dissertation Writer's Workshop

  • July 14 (12-4pm) - Understanding the Document: The Genre, Audience, Purpose, and Structure of a Dissertation
  • July 15 (12-4pm) - Putting the Pieces Together: Telling a Story through Your Chapters
  • July 16 (12-4pm) - Actually Writing It! Strategies for Motivating and Sustaining Your Dissertation Writing

RSVP for sessions in the 3-Week Dissertation Writer's Workshop

  • August 20 (12-4pm) - Understanding the Document: The Genre, Audience, Purpose, and Structure of a Dissertation
  • August 27 (12-4pm) - Putting the Pieces Together: Telling a Story through Your Chapters
  • September 3 (12-4pm) - Actually Writing It! Strategies for Motivating and Sustaining Your Dissertation Writing

All sessions of the Dissertation Writer's Workshop will continue to take place via Zoom. Participants will be sent appropriate Zoom links after they submit their RSVP forms. 

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 Summer 2020, all 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. 

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!

Time of Day Retreat Days and Format Dates Time

Morning

#1) Tuesdays, 5-Weeks

RSVP for the Retreat #1

July 7  - August 4 9:00am - 1:00pm

Afternoon

#2) Monday-Friday, 5-Days

RSVP for the Retreat #2

July 27 - July 31 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Afternoon

#3) Wednesdays, 5-Weeks

RSVP for the Retreat #3

August 5 - September 2 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Morning

#3) Monday-Friday, 5-Day

RSVP for the Retreat #4

August 31 - September 4 9:00am - 1:00pm

 

(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. 

Summer (Virtual) Writing Room will resume on Monday, June 29 and continue Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 11:00am, through September 4. 

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/93205578487

Tuesday

https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/98342892244

Wednesday

https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/91542588728

Thursday

https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/95913662598

Friday

https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/94367697832

 

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. 

We will resume hosting writing groups in Fall 2020.

 

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