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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 Fall 2020 will be online/remote-access.

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

All of our Fall 2020 Workshops will be offered online, via Zoom. 

Week  Day/Date Workshop Title/Topic Time
2

Tuesday, October 13

Grad School Statements of Purpose

(View: Grad School Statements of Purpose Workshop)

1:00pm - 2:15pm
2

Wednesday, October 14

Med School Personal Statements

(View: Med School Statements Workshop)

11:00am- 12:15pm
2

Friday,  October 16

NSF GRFP Applications

(View: NSF GRFP Workshop)

10:00am- 12:30pm
2 Friday,  October 16

MCWP: Using Elements of Argument

(View: MCWP Workshop)

2:00pm - 3:15pm
3 Wednesday, October 21

How to Find a Mentor

(Mentor recording coming soon!)

4:00pm - 5:15pm
4 Monday, October 26

How to Paraphrase Effectively

3:00pm - 4:15pm
4 Tuesday, October 27

Strategies for Multilingual Writers

(Strategies recording coming soon!)

1:00pm - 2:15pm
6 Tuesday, November 10

Revising with Instructor Feedback

(Sign up: Revising with Feedback Workshop)

3:30pm - 4:45pm
10 Monday, December 7

Revision Strategies for Your Final Paper

(Sign up: Final Paper Revising Workshop)

3:00pm - 4:15pm
10  Thursday, December 10

How to Paraphrase Effectively

(Sign up: Week 10 Paraphrasing Workshop)

4:00pm - 5:15pm

The Plug: Academic Opportunities Series

The Plug is a new series of collaborative workshops 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 prime undergraduate students to apply for these opportunites. 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, please contact writinghub@ucsd.edu

Previous Plug Events from Fall 2020

Date Workshop Title Workshop Description

Oct. 13

The McNair Program

(View: The Plug - McNair)

This workshop explores the McNair research mentoring program, in collaboration with the Academic Enrichment Programs office and Tom Brown, the McNair Program Coordinator. 

Oct. 28

TRELS

(View: The Plug - TRELS)

This workshop explores the TRELS research funding program, in collaboration with the Academic Enrichment Programs office. 

 

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. 

Workshops for NEW GRADUATE STUDENTS

The Writing Hub's 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. 

The Grad Student Essentials series will run Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00-5:00pm, Weeks 3-5 in Fall Quarter. Though the workshops are designed for new graduate students in particular, any graduate student is welcome to attend. 

Date + Time Workshop Title Workshop Description

Oct. 20

3-5pm

Writing in Grad School

(Recording coming soon)

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

Oct. 22

3-5pm

Reading in Grad School

(Recording coming soon)

This workshop will discuss what “the literature” actually is and offer strategies for reading strategically at the graduate level.

Oct. 27

3-5pm

 Framing Your Research

(Recording coming soon)

This workshop will overview how writers make “rhetorical moves” in their writing in order to make their research relevant and timely to their discipline.

Oct. 29

3-5pm

Writing in Your Own Voice

(Recording coming soon)

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

Nov. 3

3-5pm

 Achieving Style and Clarity

(Recording coming soon)

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

Nov. 5

3-5pm

Getting Advisor Feedback

(Recording coming soon)

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.

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.  

Note: If you are looking for a workshop on statements for the Academic Job Market (i.e. teaching statments or diversity statements), we have developed these workshops into asynchronous online materials. Please visit our asynchronous web resources page to view the materials

Week  Day/Date Workshop Title/Topic Time
2

Friday,  October 16

NSF GRFP Applications

(View: NSF GRFP Workshop)

10:00am- 12:30pm
3 Friday,  October 23

Research Proposals 101

(View: Research Proposals Workshop)

10:00am- 12:30pm
4 Friday,  October 30

Ford Fellowship Applications

(View: Ford Fellowship Workshop)

10:00am- 12:30pm
5 Friday,  November 6

Getting Advisor Feedback

(View: Getting Feedback Workshop)

10:00am- 12:30pm
6 Friday,  November 13

Literature Reviews pt. 1:

How to READ a Lit Review

(Sign up: Lit Reviews part 1 Workshop)

10:00am- 12:30pm
7 Friday,  November 20

Literature Reviews pt. 2:

WRITING a Lit Review

(Sign up: Lit Reviews part 2 Workshop)

10:00am- 12:30pm
9 Friday,  December 4

For TAs: Giving Effective Feedback

(Sign up: Effective Feedback Workshop)

10:00am- 12:30pm
10  Friday, December 11

For TAs: Equitable Grading Practices

(Sign up: Equitable Grading Workshop)

10:00am- 12:30pm

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.

Workshop Sessions: 

  • Session 1 - Understanding the Document: The Genre, Audience, Purpose, and Structure of a Dissertation (offered November 3 and November 16) 
  • Session 2 - Putting the Pieces Together: Telling a Story through Your Chapters (offered November 5 and November 18)
  • Session 3 - Actually Writing It! Strategies for Motivating and Sustaining Your Dissertation Writing (offered November 6 and November 20)

Dissertation Writer's Workshop Session Fall Schedule:

Note: you can sign up for all 3 sessions at one time, or mix-and-match the session dates. 

 Day/Date Workshop Session Time

Tuesday, November 3

Session 1: Understanding the Document: The Genre, Audience, Purpose, and Structure of a Dissertation

(Sign up for Session 1, November 3)

9:00am- 1:00pm
Thursday, November 5

Session 2: Putting the Pieces Together: Telling a Story through Your Chapters

(Sign up for Session 2, November 5)

9:00am- 1:00pm
Friday, November 6

Session 3: Actually Writing It! Strategies for Motivating and Sustaining Your Dissertation Writing  

(Sign up for Session 3, November 6)

9:00am- 1:00pm
Monday, November 16

Session 1: Understanding the Document: The Genre, Audience, Purpose, and Structure of a Dissertation

(Sign up for Session 1, November 16)

9:00am- 1:00pm
Wednesday, November 18

Session 2: Putting the Pieces Together: Telling a Story through Your Chapters

(Sign up for Session 2, November 18)

9:00am- 1:00pm
Friday, November 20

Session 3: Actually Writing It! Strategies for Motivating and Sustaining Your Dissertation Writing  

(Sign up for Session 3, November 20)

9:00am- 1:00pm

All sessions of the Dissertation Writers 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 Fall 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!

Fall 2020 Grad Retreat Schedule:

Weeks Retreat Days and Format Dates Time

 3

5-Day (Monday-Friday)

(RSVP for the Week 3 Retreat)

October 19 -

October 23

1:00pm - 5:00pm

 4-8

5-Week (Mondays) 

(RSVP for the Weeks 4-8 Retreat)

October 26 -

November 23

1:00pm - 5:00pm

6-10 

5-Week (Tuesdays)

(RSVP for the Weeks 6-10 Retreat)

November 10 -

December 8

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. 

The Writing Room will resume on Monday, October 5. 

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/97894513858
Tuesday

 https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/94862549857

Wednesday

 https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/96817577988

 (excludes Veterans Day holiday)

Thursday

 https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/96948296182

 (excludes Thanksgiving holiday)

Friday

 https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/94267169293

 (excludes Thanksgiving holiday)

 

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

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