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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.

Thursday, Oct. 9, 5-6 pm – The Toulmin Model of Argumentation (MCWP 40/50/125)

Monday, Oct. 13, 5-6 pm – Analyzing Academic Arguments Using the Toulmin Model (MCWP 40)

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 4-5 pm – Reading and Summarizing Academic Arguments (MMW 121)

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 4-5 pm – Formulating a Research Question (MMW 14)

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 5-6 pm – Preparing an Annotated Bibliography (MCWP 50/125)

Thursday, Oct. 16, 5-6 pm – Analyzing a Text (DOC 1)

Friday, Oct. 17, 4-5 pm – Basic Writing I: Summarizing a Reading Passage (SDCC 1/4)

Monday, Oct. 20, 5-6 pm – Writing a Research Paper Proposal (MCWP 50/125)

Monday, Oct. 20, 6-7 pm – Evaluating an Argument (WCWP 10A)

Monday, Oct. 27, 5-6 pm – Basic Writing II: Presenting Your Position (SDCC 1/4)

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 4-5 pm – Writing a Synthesis Paper (MCWP 40)

Monday, Nov. 3, 5-6 pm – Writing a Personal Statement for Graduate School

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 4-5 pm – Writing a Comparative Source Analysis (MMW 121)

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 4-5 pm – Writing an Op-Ed Piece (EDS 117)

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 5-6 pm – Applying a Concept (DOC 1)

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 4-5 pm – Writing a Research Paper (MCWP 50/125)

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 5-6 pm – Writing a Plan Analysis (USP 124)

Thursday, Nov. 13, 5-6 pm – Writing a Personal Statement for a Research Scholarship

Friday, Nov. 14, 4-5 pm – Basic Writing III: Using Examples for Support (SDCC 1/4)

Monday, Nov. 17, 5-6 pm – Incorporating Sources: Evidence and Attribution

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 4-5 pm – Résumés and CVs

Thursday, Nov. 20, 5-6 pm – Writing a Research Proposal for a Research Scholarship

Monday, Dec. 1, 5-6 pm – Analysis and Synthesis (DOC 1)

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 4-5 pm – Writing an Analytical Essay (MMW 121)

Friday, Dec. 5, 4-5 pm – Basic Writing IV: Preparing for the Exit Exam (SDCC 1/4)


The Writing Center is closed during finals and over the break. We'll re-open in Week 2 of winter quarter, on Monday, Jan. 12.

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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