Undergraduate Writing Support Program

Writing Tutoring Schedule

Winter 2022

(January 10 - March 11)

Appointments
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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WSP Appointment Activities

Winter 2022 Writing/Reading support Activities

Click on this link to see a list of Writing Support activities.

*This list includes the activity title as they appear in Accudemia, the ARC's scheduling system. 

COVID-19 Update: The WSP will be offering distance tutoring via Zoom to support students learning remotely. Please click here for a guide to making an appointment.

  supports UCR undergraduate students through writing consultations and workshops. Our writing tutors are undergraduate students from multiple majors across the UCR campus. We can provide you writing assistance in any academic discipline during any stage of your writing process, pre-writing to finalizing drafts. Writing tutors are a complement to in-class instruction and instructor office hours. How To Prepare for Your Appointment

NOTE: Targeted support for students applying to graduate/professional school, for prestigious scholarships/fellowships, Undergraduate Research Journal submissions, and Honors theses will be relocating. Please contact Dr. Jennifer Kavetsky (Jennifer.Kavetsky@ucr.edu).

 

To schedule an appointment for writing support, please click on the blue Accudemia Login button above to access our digital appointment system or call the ARC at (951) 827-3721. Only currently enrolled UCR undergraduate students may meet with ARC tutors.

 

**Please note that students may only make two appointments per week for writing assistance.**

 

Writing Resources

 

Writing and Reading Workshops

Workshops are open to all UCR undergraduates. All Winter 2022 workshops will be hosted via Zoom. 

Grammar Topics


Sentence Structure 

This 30 to 40 minute workshop will present four common sentence types: 1) the simple sentence, 2) the compound sentence, 3) the complex sentence, and 4) the compound-complex sentence. Additionally, we address sentence chunks, such as independent clauses and dependent clauses. The goal is to increase awareness of sentence control and clarity. 

Dates Offered:

January 12th, 2022 (Wednesday) @11:00 a.m. 

January 26th, 2022 (Wednesday) @3:00 p.m.

February 8th, 2022 (Tuesday) @ 11:00 a.m.


Comma Usage

This 30 minute workshop will address comma usage for: listing, separating independent clauses, introductory phrases/clauses/words, and separating nonessential words/phrases (information).

February 9th, 2022 (Wednesday) @ 2:00 p.m.

February 10th, 2022 (Thursday) @ 11:00 a.m.

Formatting


Writing Workshop: MLA Citation Style

In this 30 minute workshop, we will address MLA "in-text" citations and the "Works Cited" page. Some attention will be given to paper format. However, the goal will be to highlight the format MLA prescribes and the function of the format. 

Dates Offered:

January 19th, 2022 (Wednesday) @ 2:00 p.m.

January 20th, 2022 (Thursday) @ 11:00 a.m.

February 3rd, 2022 (Thursday) @ 2:00 p.m. 


Writing Workshop: APA Citation Style

In this 30 minute workshop, we will address APA "in-text" citations and the "References" page. Some attention will be given to paper format. However, the goal will be to highlight the format APA prescribes and the function of the format. 

Dates Offered:

January 13th, 2022 (Thursday) @ 11:00 a.m.

February 2nd, 2022 (Wednesday) @ 2:00 p.m.


 

Reading


Intro to Close Reading

This 30 minute workshop is designed to assess the reading strategies that students are using in their courses and to identify specific expectations that instructors/professors have regarding "close reading" strategies. 

Dates Offered:

February 1st, 2022 (Tuesday) @ 11:00 a.m.

February 2nd, 2022 (Wednesday) @11:00 a.m.

February 10th, 2022 (Thursday) @ 2:00 p.m.


Reading Writing Prompts

This 30 minute workshop will focus on readign and nnotating writing assignment prompts. We will address language that (1) contextualizes/situates the assignment, (2) directive verbs, and (3) how to clarify expectations for the assignment based on the prompt and writing situation. We will also be looking at identifying evidence to support ideas you want to communicate. You should feel free to come with questions as there will be time at the end of the workshop to discuss specific concerns. 

Dates Offered:

February 8th, 2022 (Tuesday) @ 2:00 p.m.


 Understanding STEM Articles 

This 30 minute workshop will address the common organization of "original research articles" and "review articles."  We will be looking at pre selected STEM and behavioral science articles. Feel free to bring your own article as we will be looking at the purpose of specific sections. We will also be looking at the difference between an "original research article" and a "review article."

Dates Offered:

February 17th, 2022 (Thursday) @ 2:00 p.m.

 

Sample Articles below:

Two sample research articles (Samples will be analyzed during the workshop.)

  1. Computer Science Research Article: 
  2. Psychopathology Research Article

Two sample literature review articles (Samples will be analyzed during the workshop.)

  1. Periodic Limb Movement During Sleep REVIEW ARTICLE 
  2. Computational Biology REVIEW ARTICLE

 

TBA

All Winter '22 workshops will be held via Zoom. To receive the Zoom link, please complete the following steps:

  1. Click on the blue Accudemia logo above or on the ARC's main webpage: https://arc.ucr.edu/
  2. Log on to Accudemia. Use your SID as both the User ID and the password.
  3. Click on "New Appointment."
  4. For Service, choose "WSP - Remote Tutoring."
  5. For Activity, search for "WSP Workshop" and choose the activity/workshop subject (ex. Grammar, Writing, Reading, or Formatting) and the date you want to attend.
  6. NOTE: You will have to use the "Prev" and "Next" buttons or the calendar icon to select the date. 

You will automatically receive a link to the workshop in your UCR email.

Click the titles to the left to see lists of topics and dates. 

Program Information

 

Program Staff

Program Coordinator/Lead

Joseph (Jay) Spencer

Joseph.Spencer@ucr.edu 

(951) 827 - 4385