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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 services remain fully online/remote-access.

Questions? Contact us at writinghub@ucsd.edu

Undergraduates

 

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We are hiring! We invite all interested UC San Diego undergraduates to apply for a writing consultant position in the 24-25 academic year. You can find more information on our application here. Applications close March 31.

We also invite you to join us on Thursday March 7, from 1PM - 2PM to learn more about the role in our upcoming hiring info session. This event is open to all UCSD undergraduate students. RSVP here to join.

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 appointment (5-10 minute video feedback). Consultants available 6 days per week. Same day appointments available!

We have an appointment no-show policy:

Your appointment will be marked as no-show 15 minutes after the start time. Missing three appointments during one academic year without prior cancellation will result in your WCOnline account being deactivated, preventing you from logging in. You will, at that point, need to contact the Writing Hub administrative team (writinghub@ucsd.edu) to re-establish your active account.

Keep in mind that you can always cancel or modify appointments ahead of time by logging into the scheduling system at https://ucsd.mywconline.com or by contacting the Front Desk via e-mail at tlcadmin@ucsd.edu or via phone at (858) 246-2110. Please take note that appointments can be canceled up to 30 minutes prior to the start of the appointment in order to avoid being marked as no-show.

Undergrad Writing Workshops

Paraphrasing Workshop will explore how to paraphrase sources in a way that demonstrates clear understanding of the original material and highlights your own voice.

Register Here 

Workshop Topic

Day/Date Times Instructor
How to Paraphrase Effectively

Week 3

Tuesday,

January 23

1:00 - 2:00 PM 

Alicia W.

Ph.D. candidate in

Anthropology

How to Paraphrase Effectively

Week 8

Monday, 

February 26 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Alicia W.

Ph.D. candidate in

Anthropology

 

Collaborations and Affinity Spaces

Looking for a space where you can work on your writing assignment with one of our undergraduate consultants available for drop in support? Come check out our drop in writing hours at both the Black Resource Center and the Triton Transfer Hub! Please see our flyers for more information on how to access these resources.

 Winter 2024 Undergraduate Community Writing Hours at the UC San Diego Black Resource Center

Registration Link for Comunnity Writing Hourshttps://ucsd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsduCrqDwpG9IztkqyoNT7Q_kZojQbGVjW 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduate Students

 

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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. 

We have an appointment no-show policy:

Your appointment will be marked as no-show 15 minutes after the start time. Missing three appointments during one academic year without prior cancellation will result in your WCOnline account being deactivated, preventing you from logging in. You will, at that point, need to contact the Writing Hub administrative team (writinghub@ucsd.edu) to re-establish your active account.

Keep in mind that you can always cancel or modify appointments ahead of time by logging into the scheduling system at https://ucsd.mywconline.com or by contacting the Front Desk via e-mail at tlcadmin@ucsd.edu or via phone at (858) 246-2110. Please take note that appointments can be canceled up to 30 minutes prior to the start of the appointment in order to avoid being marked as no-show.

Virtual Writing Room

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

During the writing time, you can ask the Graduate Writing Consultant facilitator for a short (10-15 min) writing consultation. They will set up a Breakout Room in Zoom for short consultations. The facilitator can help you work through a stuck point, check the clarity of what you've written so far, or talk with you about your writing process. 

Click here for more information about the Virtual Writing Room.

Virtual Writing Room hours:

  • Winter 2024:
    • Tuesday- Friday -- 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
      • No Virtual Writing Room Sessions on University Holidays
      • In-person option available Thursdays at the History Deparment (7th floor, conference room 759). The History Department is located in the School of Arts and Humanities (one of the new buildings within the Torrey Pines Living and Learning Commons; Copa Vida and Tahini are right next door): https://maps.app.goo.gl/hx8pEradNmC2HAAa6 
      • Please note: No in-person option available on Thursday, February 29th.

Join via this link: https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/95617016425
(Note: you must be signed in to your UCSD Zoom account to access the session.)

Graduate Writing Workshops

All workshops, with the exception of the HIGHLIGHTED options below, will take place over Zoom during Winter 2024.

Register Here

Workshop Topic

Day/Date Times Instructor
So You Want to Apply for a Graduate Research Fellowship

Tuesday,

January 16

4:00 - 5:00 PM 

Alicia W.

Ph.D. candidate in

Anthropology

Introduction to Archival Research 

Tuesday,

February 6

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Special Collections at Geisel Library

Telling a Scientific Story

Friday, 

February 9

2:00 - 3:00 PM 

Desi, Ph.D. candidate in Neuroscience

Sahana, Ph.D. candidate in Biology

Strategic Writing Plans 

(In-person)

 Wednesday, 

January 24

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 

Doreen H.

Ph.D. candidate in

Sociology

Research Proposals 101

(In-person)

Wednesday, 

February 7

 

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 

Doreen H.

Ph.D. candidate in

Sociology

 

Academic Job Market: Cover Letters

Tuesday, 

February 20  

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Alicia W.

Ph.D. candidate in

Anthropology

Strategic Writing Plans 

Friday,

March 1 

2:30 - 4:00 PM 

Doreen H.

Ph.D. candidate in

Sociology

Communicating Science to a Non-expert Audience

Friday, 

March 8

2:00 - 3:00 PM 

Desi, Ph.D. candidate in Neuroscience

Sahana, Ph.D. candidate in Biology

Grant Writing

Tuesday, 

March 12

10:00 - 11:00 AM 

Sahana K.

Ph.D. candidate in

Biology

Register Here for In-Person Workshops [Highlighted Above]

Register Here for the Introduction to Archival Research Workshop

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Grad Student Writing Retreats

Writing retreats are series of sessions that combine group workshops, individualized writing support, and dedicated time for making progress on long and/or complex writing projects. In each session, graduate students will interact with an encouraging community of writers from across the disciplines; learn strategies for developing productive and sustainable writing practices; overcome writer’s block; and make meaningful progress on writing projects such as seminar papers, research proposals, conference presentations, journal articles, theses, dissertations, and job application materials.

All retreats, with the exception of the HIGHLIGHTED options below, will take place over Zoom during Winter 2024.

Register Here!

Retreat

Dates Session Times Facilitator

A: Write @ Night

Tuesday-Thursday

January 16-18

6:00pm -9:00pm

Feli H.

Ph.D. candidate in History

B: Parents Writing

(Hybrid) 

Mondays,

Jan 22, 29,

Feb 5, & 12

10:00am - 12:00pm

Yasemin T.

Ph.D. candidate in Sociology

C

Fridays,

Jan 26,

Feb 2, 9, 16, & 23

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Doreen.

Ph.D. candidate in Sociology

D: Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, 

January 27 & 28

10:00am - 2:00pm

Feli H.

Ph.D. candidate in History

E

 

Wednesdays

Feb 14, 21, 28,

Mar 6 & 13 

9:00am - 1:00pm

Yasemin T.

Ph.D. candidate in Sociology

F: Archival Retreat

(In-Person)

 Saturday & Sunday, 

February 24 & 25

10:30am - 2:30pm

Feli H.

Ph.D. candidate in History


Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email for each Retreat you marked containing the Retreats logistics.
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Collaborations and Affinity Spaces

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APIMEDA Programs & Services 

What is the APIMEDA Programs & Services and Writing Hub Collaboration?

This collaboration is between APIMEDA (Asian Pacific Islander Middle Eastern Desi American) Programs & Services and the Writing and Communication Learning Services (WCLS) at the Teaching and Learning Commons, established in 2020 to center the perspectives and needs of graduate students within these communities. WCLS has been developing similar partnerships with the ITRC, BRC, and Grad Division (such as the Competitive Edge fellowship program) to continue meeting the needs of students from all communities.

Graduate students engage in writing every day through various channels and media to succeed within and beyond their programs. We understand that writing is a conduit into broader conversations about research, knowledge, careers, self, and community. As such, writing can be used as an instrument to open/lead into these conversations about ourselves and our relationships to one another. In doing so, WCLS can promote a stronger sense of community and make sure that students feel they belong on this campus. 

Given that writing at the advanced level is a universal and necessary skill for graduate students of all disciplines, it is critical for us to ensure that APIMEDA-identifying grad students have equal access to the services we provide at WCLS. This partnership is part of our ongoing efforts to provide customized, culturally relevant perspectives that center how students from APIMEDA communities navigate grad school. The long-term goal of this partnership is not transactional, but a long-lasting, organic relationship that establishes safe collective learning spaces and ensures agency within APIMEDA communities. 


How did the partnership begin? 

This partnership started in Winter 2020 between two graduate students: Doreen Hsu, who was the Sociology Department Graduate Writing Consultant at the time, and Vanessa Na, the Graduate Climate and Community Intern at the time for APIMEDA Programs & Services. In Fall 2020, APIMEDA Programs started offering services for graduate students as Grad Division hired graduate climate and community interns for all campus cultural community units. Doreen started attending APIMEDA Programs graduate student events such as the APIMEDA Programs Grad Welcome Event and Grad Cafes, and met Vanessa through those events. 

Together, Doreen and Vanessa co-founded this partnership to address the needs they observed within their own graduate student communities. Through quarterly writing workshops, this partnership centers the experiences of students within APIMEDA communities, but all UCSD students are welcome to join for collective learning. 

If you’d like more information about APIMEDA Programs & Services, you can visit their website here: https://apimeda.ucsd.edu/ 

 

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UC San Diego Black Resource Center

What is the Black Resource Center-Writing and Communication Learning Services Partnership Program?

The partnership program between the Black Resource Center and Writing and Communication Learning Services (WCLS) at the Teaching and Learning Commons provides writing-centered resources that are specifically designed to cater to the experiences and needs of Black undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at UCSD. Under this program, we host events such as undergraduate community writing hours, writing workshops, and a graduate student writing group in the Black Resource Center and on Zoom. All UCSD students are welcome to attend these events.

How did this partnership begin?

Originally, the BRC and WCLS partnered together in response to the Black Student Union’s 2020 Statement of Demands in which they called for more resources, initiatives, funding, and programing with the aim of supporting Black student success at UCSD. Thus, “The Plug” was created. 

“The Plug” was specifically focused on informing students of funded academic opportunities and providing them with guidance and support to promote student success throughout the application and selection process. However, like many programs and initiatives at that time, the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted this service and it lay dormant for two years. 

Revived and expanded in Winter 2022, the BRC-WCLS Partnership Program now focuses on responding to the writing-related needs within our Black undergraduate and graduate/professional students’ community: from class assignments to graduate school applications, fellowship and grants to job market applications, our writing consultants are available during “writing hours” and host regular workshops to support our writing community at the BRC.

BRC and WH Collaborations for Winter 2024

Grad Virtual Writing Room and Consultations

Registration Link: https://ucsd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlcOigpzwoHNCU0Kolx-QRePxqKu--mvLo

Grad Once a Month Workshop Series

Registration Linkhttps://forms.gle/JsjvVgu3KcfbNsRz7

 

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.

Share more about your request here 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.

Share more about your request here 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 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.

 

Dates Times Facilitator
Faculty Writing Retreat TBA TBA

Dr. Christine Sharp

Director of Writing and Communications Learning Services

 

 

Learn more about how we support faculty writers.  

 

Don't see the program you want? Reach out to us here to schedule an appointment with our Director and/or Associate Director.