We are happy to announce an online winter workshop series on Wednesdays at noon. This series focuses on academic and professional writing topics to benefit our diverse student population. Please check back in upcoming terms for new offerings. Suggestions and ideas welcome at [email protected]

Writing Personal Statements (Wed Jan 12 at 12 pm PST) 

Personal statements are an important part of graduate school applications and can often be stressful to draft. Join us as we introduce personal statements, talk through strategies for structure and content, and review a sample statement together. You’ll learn about strategies for drafting your own statement and resources to support your writing process. Register here. 

The Writing Process and Time Management (Tues Jan 18 at 6 pm PST and Wed Jan 19 at 12pm pm PST) 

Writing is a process that takes energy, concentration and time. These days, it might feel like we don’t have as much of those to work with. Join us to think through steps of the writing process, and how to manage your time effectively to navigate these elements and reach a written end-product you’re proud of. Register here for Jan 18 or Register here for Jan 19

Choosing and Narrowing Topics (Wed Jan 26 at 12 pm PST)  

In this workshop, we will learn how to choose a research topic and narrow it to a “researchable” level. Join us as we explore how to brainstorm topics and narrow those topics to the most interesting and researchable angle(s). Register here

Developing Thesis Statements (Wed Feb 2 at 12 pm PST)  

Many writers struggle with developing succinct, clear thesis statements. In this workshop, we will learn about different kinds of thesis statements (i.e., analytic and call-to-action) and see models and templates for writing them. You will have a chance to work on your own thesis statements based on these examples. Register here.  

Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting (Wed Feb 16 at 12 pm PST)  

Join us as we learn about three ways to incorporate sources into our writing: summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting. We will discuss how to choose between these strategies and develop skills for effectively citing sources when writing. Register here.