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Writing Hub Events + Sign-Ups 

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

All Summer events will be online/remote-access. We will resume a combination of online and in-person activities during Fall 2021.

Questions? Contact us at writinghub@ucsd.edu

Undergraduates

Undergrad Writing Consultations

Make an appointment with one of our 35+ undergraduate writing consultants!

Undergraduate students can make up to 3 writing consultation appointments per week. Appointments are 45 minutes, either synchronous online (i.e. live chat) or asynchronous (5 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!

Summer 2021 workshops will be online.

Week  Day/Date Workshop Title/Topic Time
Summer Session 1, Week 3

Tuesday, July 13

How to Paraphrase Effectively

(Sign Up: Summer 1 Paraphrasing Workshop)

3:00pm-4:15pm
Summer Session 1, Week 3

Thursday, July 15

Grad School Statements of Purpose

(Sign Up: Statements of Purpose Workshop)

12:00pm-2:00pm
Summer Session 1, Week 3 Friday,  July 16

Grad School Diversity Statements

(Sign Up: Diversity Statements Workshop)

12:00pm-2:00pm
Summer Session 1, Week 4 Thursday, July 22

NSF GRFP

(Sign Up: NSF GRFP Workshop)

12:00pm-2:00pm
Summer Session 1, Week 4 Friday,  July 23

The Ford Fellowship

(Sign Up: Ford Fellowship Workshop)

12:00pm-2:00pm
Summer Session 1, Week 5 Friday,  July 30

Fulbright Research Scholarships

(Sign Up: Fulbright Research Workshop)

12:00pm-2:00pm
Summer Session 2, Week 3

Tuesday, August 17

How to Paraphrase Effectively

(Sign Up: Summer 2 Paraphrasing Workshop)

12:00pm-1:15pm

We also hope you'll join us for our new workshop series: "The Plug." These collaborative workshops are built in partnership between the Black Resource Center, the Writing Hub, and other units across campus. Together, The Plug workshops explore important academic opportunities and help undergraduate students get ready to apply for these opportunities. These workshops were designed in response to one of the Spring 2020 BSU demands to connect black students to important academic opportunities.  

If you have questions about The Plug series, or any of our workshops, please contact writinghub@ucsd.edu

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.  

Summer 2021 workshops will be online.

Week  Day/Date Workshop Title/Topic Time
Summer Session 1, Week 3

Thursday, July 15

Grad School Statements of Purpose

(Sign Up: Statements of Purpose Workshop)

12:00pm-2:00pm
Summer Session 1, Week 3 Friday,  July 16

Grad School Diversity Statements

(Sign Up: Diversity Statements Workshop)

12:00pm-2:00pm
Summer Session 1, Week 4 Thursday, July 22

NSF GRFP

(Sign Up: NSF GRFP Workshop)

12:00pm-2:00pm
Summer Session 1, Week 4 Friday,  July 23

The Ford Fellowship

(Sign Up: Ford Fellowship Workshop)

12:00pm-2:00pm
Summer Session 1, Week 5 Friday,  July 30

Fulbright Research Scholarships

(Sign Up: Fulbright Research Workshop)

12:00pm-2:00pm

 

Note: If you are looking for a workshop on statements for the Academic Job Market, please refer to the Academic Job Market Support block below for more information on a special series we have developed for students entering the job market. 

Academic Job Market Support

Online Workshops/Modules

We have created several online workshops comprised of self-paced learning modules to help you with written materials for the Academic Job Market. The modules will overview and demystify common genres required for academic portfolios in most disciplines, exploring common features and general best practices for writing strong materials. 

Academic Job Market

Online Learning Modules

Preparing for the Academic Job Market:

General Strategies + Staying Well

View the Module: Preparing for the Job Market

Research Statements

View the Module: Research Statements

Teaching Statements

View the Module: Teaching Statements

Diversity Statements

View the Module: Diversity Statements

Academic Cover Letters

View the Module: Cover Letters

Dissertation Writer's Workshop

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

NEW: Online Dissertation Writers Workshop 

We recently converted our Dissertation Workshop into an online, self-paced learning resource that you can use asynchronously at a time/space that works for you!

The Dissertation Writers Workshop online resource is broken into 4 videos and a companion worksheet: 

  1. Part 1: The Genre, Audience, and Purpose of a Dissertation
  2. Part 2: A Story Structure for Dissertations
  3. Part 3: Creating Coherence between Your Chapters
  4. Part 4: Strategies for Getting it Done

To view the online modules and get started, visit our Dissertation Workshop page.

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 Summer 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!

Grad Retreat Schedule:

Retreat Days and Format Dates Time

5-Week (Tuesdays)

(RSVP for the Tuesday Retreat)

July 6 - August 3

9:00am - 1:00pm

5-Day (Monday-Friday)

(RSVP for the July 5-Day Retreat)

July 19-23 

1:00pm - 5:00pm 

5-Week (Wednesdays) 

(RSVP for the Wednesday Retreat)

August 4 - September 1

9:00am - 1:00pm

5-Day (Tuesday-Monday)

(RSVP for the September 5-Day Retreat)

Note: this Retreat starts on Tuesday due to the Labor Day holiday. 

September 7-13

1:00pm - 5:00pm

 

(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. 

During Summer 2021, the Writing Room will be EXTENDED! Writing Room will run 9:00am-12:00pm every weekday morning (excluding Holidays), and will be available June 29-September 17. 

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/98692756766

 (excludes holidays)

Tuesday

https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/96266875323 

Wednesday

https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/94432876510 

Thursday

https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/94967391753

Friday

https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/94620869445 

 

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

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. 

We run the Grad Student Essentials series during Fall Quarter.

Title/Topic

Workshop Description

Writing in Grad School

This workshop explores the big picture of writing in graduate education and how to use writing for learning in your discipline.

Reading in Grad School

This workshop discusses what “the literature” actually is and offers strategies for reading strategically at the graduate level.

 Framing Your Research

This workshop overviews “rhetorical moves” you can use to make your research relevant and timely to your discipline.

Writing in Your Own Voice

Learn strategies for cultivating your academic perspective and explore the turns-of-phrase that make writing interesting to read and authentic to write.

 Achieving Style and Clarity

This workshop reviews positive principles and strategies for achieving style and clarity in academic writing, regardless of discipline.

Getting Advisor Feedback

Your advisor will be a crucial source of feedback on your writing. Learn how to ask the right questions of your advisor to generate actionable feedback and how to integrate feedback into your writing/revising process.

 

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