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All workshops are limited to a maximum of 30 students. To sign up for a workshop, students must first register with our online scheduling system. If you have not registered before, click on the “Register for a Workshop” box on our webpage, select “Click here to register” on the resulting screen, and follow the instructions. After registering with the system, you can reserve space in a workshop by selecting the current quarter's workshop schedule in the “Choose a Schedule” drop-down menu, found on the login screen or at the top of the weekly calendar page.

On the workshop calendar, find the date and time of the workshop you would like to attend. Make sure that you have selected the correct slot; we offer many different workshops, sometime more than one each day, and it is important that you sign up for the right one. If the workshop is not yet full, hovering the mouse over the appropriate square will provide the message: “There is an existing group appointment in this time slot. Click to join this appointment.” Click to open a pop-up window and input your workshop information. Enter the workshop title in the "Course Code or Workshop Title" field and Workshop in the "Instructor" field; select "Workshop" from the "What concerns do you have" checkboxes. Click “Save Group Appointment” and return to the workshop calendar, where your desired workshop space should now be gold rather than white. To cancel/withdraw from this workshop at any time, click the gold square and select “Cancel This Appointment” in the resulting pop-up window.

Should you have any questions or difficulties regarding workshop registration, please send us an email at writingcenter@ucsd.edu.

Monday, April 7, 4:00-5:00 pm – Argumentation in Warren Writing (WCWP 10B)

Tuesday, April 8, 5:00-6:00 pm – The Toulmin Model of Argumentation (MCWP 40/50/125)

Thursday, April 10, 5:00-6:00 pm – Writing an Annotated Bibliography (MCWP 50/125)

Monday, April 14, 4:00-5:00 pm – Selecting a Research Topic (MMW 13)

Tuesday, April 15, 4:00-5:00 pm – Thesis and Argument (CAT 3)

Wednesday, April 16, 4:00-5:00 pm – Writing a Personal Statement for Medical School / Health Professions

Wednesday April 16, 5:00-6:00 pm – Building an Argument (WCWP 10A)

Monday, April 21, 5:00-6:00 pm – Writing a Research Proposal (MWCP 50/125)

Wednesday, April 23, 4:00-5:00 pm – Preparing an Undergraduate CV

Thursday, April 24, 4:00-5:00 pm – Writing About Cultural Texts I (DOC 3)

Thursday, April 24, 5:00-6:00 pm – Writing a Prospectus (MMW 13)

Monday, April 28, 4:00-5:00 pm – Academic Communication

Monday, May 5, 4:00-5:00 pm – Incorporating Sources: Paraphrase, Quotations, and Attribution (MMW 13)

Thursday, May 15, 4:00-5:00 pm – Writing a Research Paper (FMP/McNair)

Thursday, May 15, 5:00-6:00 pm – Writing a Professional Memo (USP 100)

Thursday, May 22, 4:00-5:00 pm – Writing About Cultural Texts II (DOC 3)

Friday, May 30, 4:00-5:00 pm – Preparing for the Basic Writing Exit Exam (SDCC 1/4)



The Writing Center is closed for the summer. We will reopen in Week 2 of Fall Quarter.

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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

Writing Center Director:
Madeleine Picciotto

Office: 124 Mandeville
Campus mail code: 0301
Telephone: 858-534-1384


Appointments 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Drop-ins 3:30 pm-5:30 pm
Appointments 9:30 am-1:30 pm
Drop-ins 1:30 pm-4:00 pm
Drop-ins 5:00 pm-8:00 pm