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Workshop Descriptions


FOR STUDENTS IN SDCC 1/4

Preparing for the Exit Exam – We’ll discuss strategies for analyzing readings, forming strong thesis statements, developing clear organizational structures, incorporating effective evidence, and handling timed writing.

FOR STUDENTS IN DIMENSIONS OF CULTURE

Writing About Cultural Texts (DOC 3) – We’ll offer strategies for moving beyond summary into analysis, and for examining cultural texts using key concepts presented in the DOC sequence.

FOR STUDENTS IN MUIR WRITING

Analyzing Academic Arguments (MCWP 40) – We’ll discuss effective approaches for examining and evaluating an academic article.

Writing a Synthesis Paper (MCWP 40) – We’ll focus on developing and supporting a claim that synthesizes two sources, and we’ll discuss how to move beyond a standard comparison/contrast approach.

Preparing an Annotated Bibliography and Proposal (MCWP 50/125) – We’ll discuss what should be included in an annotated bibliography, and we’ll offer suggestions for doing more than summarizing source content. We’ll also review the expectations for a research paper proposal and present strategies for effective organization and development.

Writing a Research Paper (MCWP 50/125) – We’ll review the essential components of a clear and coherent research paper, and we’ll discuss organizational options.

FOR STUDENTS IN MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD

Research Topics and Questions (MMW 13) – We’ll address the challenging of developing a focused research topic, and we’ll discuss how to use a research question to set a clear direction for the essay as a whole.

Writing a Prospectus (MMW 13) – We’ll review the expectations for a prospectus and present strategies for effective organization and development.

Source-ery: Incorporating Research (MMW 13/15) – We’ll address appropriate use of source materials and provide strategies for effectively introducing, presenting, and attributing evidence.

FOR STUDENTS IN THE FACULTY MENTOR AND McNAIR PROGRAMS

Writing a Research Paper – We’ll discuss how to how to develop and structure a research paper that is clear, coherent, and convincing.

OTHER WORKSHOPS

Writing a Personal Statement for Medical School and the Health Professions - We’ll provide tips for writing effective application essays and discuss what should – and should not – be included.

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The Writing Center will be closed on Sunday, May 3rd, for the Sun God festival.

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The Writing Center

UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr., # 0301
La Jolla, CA 92093-0301

Writing Center Office:
127 Mandeville

Campus mail code: 0301
Telephone: 858-534-4911
writingcenter@ucsd.edu

Writing Center Director:
Madeleine Picciotto

Office: 124 Mandeville
Campus mail code: 0301
Telephone: 858-534-1384
mpicciotto@ucsd.edu

Hours

Monday-Thursday:
Appointments 9:30 am-5:30 pm
Drop-in Zone 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Friday:
Appointments 9:30 am-4:00 pm
Sunday:
Appointments 5:00 pm-8:00 pm