Writing & Reading Support Program (Undergraduate)

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Writing & Reading Tutoring Schedule

Fall 2022

In-Person Sessions
(October 3 - December 2)
Appointments
Monday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday  9:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Remote (Zoom) Sessions
(October 3 - December 2)
Appointments
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WSP Appointment Activities 

Fall 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 WRSP will be offering remote tutoring via Zoom and in-person tutoring to support students' learning preferences. Please click here for a guide to making an appointment.

Writing & Reading Support Program (WRSP)  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 and reading 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

To schedule an appointment for writing and/or reading support, please click on the blue Accudemia Login button at the left side of the screen 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/reading assistance, not including workshops.**

 

Registering for Workshops

Fall '22 workshops will be "in-person"  here at the ARC or marked "Remote" and held via Zoom. To sign up for a workshop, please complete the following steps: 

(These steps work similarly for 1 to 1 tutoring sessions.)

  1. Click on the blue Accudemia logo the left side of your screen.
  2. Log on to Accudemia. (First time logging in? Use your SID as both the User ID and the password.)
  3. Click on "Schedule Appointment" at the bottom of the page, or use the "Quick" dropdown menu at the top of the page and select "New Appointment." 
  4. For Service, choose "Writing Support - Remote" or "Writing Support - In-Person."
  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. (See WSP workshop schedule below.)
    • NOTE: If you have trouble, you can also search by date or tutor name. 
    • You will have to use the "Prev" and "Next" buttons or the calendar icon to select the date. 
  6. Click on the the green box with the available time you want. 
  7. Click "Confirm" in the green box when you are ready to finalize the appointment. 

For remote workshops/sessions, you will automatically receive a link to the workshop in your UCR email.

Click the titles below to see the list of workshop topics and dates. 

Writing and Reading Workshops

Workshops are open to all UCR undergraduates. Fall 2022 workshops will be hosted via  "in-person" or Zoom/remote.  Please check each date for one of the two formats.  Register through Accudemia to receive the Zoom meeting link. 

  • Writing Workshops

    Writing 


    Writing Conclusions

    This 30 minute workshop will focus on how to write well-rounded conclusion paragraphs. We will take a look at the four steps "typically" required of a conclusion paragraph – summary, synthesis, “So what?” and zoom out – and describe how to tackle each step, as well as what each step entails. Those in attendance should feel free to bring any questions they may have about this topic!

    Dates Offered:

     November 15th, 2022 (Tuesday) at 3:00 p.m. (In-Person at the ARC Skye Hall Room 156)


    The Writing Cycle

    This 30 minute workshop/presentation will address the “writing cycle” and the recursive steps that are included in the cycle:  prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. NOTE: There is a separate workshop focused on reading writing assignment prompts. 

    Date Offered:

    October 5th, 2022 (Wednesday) at 3:00 p.m.   (In-Person at the ARC, Skye Hall, Room 156)

     


     

    Writing Introduction Paragraphs

    This 30 to 40 minute workshop will focus on the purpose, or function, of introductions. We will look at such elements of an introduction as:  hooking the audience, establishing the range and relevance of the topic, establishing the purpose of the text, and writing a thesis statement.  Attendees should feel free to bring specific questions to the workshop.

    Date Offered:

    October 13th, 2022 (Thursday) at 3:00 p.m.  (In-Person at the ARC, Skye Hall, Room 156)


     

    Writing Body Paragraphs

    This 30 to 40 minute workshop will focus on the purpose, or function, body paragraphs. We will look at “topic sentences,” supporting evidence, and explaining the connection between the evidence, topic sentence, and thesis statement.  Attendees should feel free to bring specific questions  to the workshop.

    Date Offered:

    October 25th, 2022 (Tuesday) at 11:00 a.m. (In-Person @ the ARC, Skye Hall, Room 156)

    November 2nd, 2022 (Wednesday) at 11:00 a.m. (In-Person at the ARC, Skye Hall, Room 156)


     

  • Grammar Workshops

    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:

    October 20th, 2022 (Thursday) @ 3:00 p.m. (In-Person @ the ARC, Skye Hall 156)  


    Basic Grammar 1

    This 30 minute workshop will review basic grammar like: parts of speech (ex. nouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs), subject-verb agreement, and punctuation (ex. commas, periods, and semicolons).  The goal of this workshop is to review some basic grammar terms and concepts that are essential to communicating ideas clearly.

    Date Offered:

    November 9th, 2022 (Wednesday) @ 3:00 p.m. (In-Person @ the ARC, Skye Hall 156) 


    Basic Grammar 2

     

    This 30 minute workshop will review basic grammar including: verb tenses, prepositions (ex. in, on, at) and punctuation (ex. commas, periods, and semicolons).  The goal of this workshop is to review some basic grammar terms and concepts that are essential to communicating ideas clearly.

    Date Offered:

    November 17th, 2022 (Thursday) @ 3:00 p.m. (In-Person @ the ARC, Skye Hall 156) 

  • Reading Workshops

    Reading


    Reading Writing Prompts

    This 30 minute workshop will focus on reading and annotating 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:

    October 12th, 2022 (Wednesday) @ 3:00 p.m. (In-Person @ the ARC, Skye Hall, Room 156)


    How to Annotate Readings/Texts

    This 30 minute workshop will focus on reading and responding to texts (ex. essays, articles, books, etc.). While reading a text, we might highlight ideas and words that stand out to us. When these highlighting marks and underlines begin to lose focus--yet look colorful--we need to be able to annotate the text with questions, phrases and words that help us make connections to the text, topic, author, and/or class situation we are reading the it for.  This workshop will include strategies for annotating (assigned) readings and making relevant connections. 

    Dates Offered:

    November 3rd, 2022 (Thursday) @ 3:00 p.m. (In-Person @ the ARC, Skye Hall, Room 156)

    November 16th, 2022 (Wednesday) @ 11:00 a.m. (In-Person @ the ARC, Skye Hall, Room 156)  


     

     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: 

    October 14th, 2022 (Friday) at 11:00 a.m. (In-Person @ the ARC, Skye Hall, Room 156

    October 20th, 2022 (Thursday) at 11:00 a.m. (In-Person @ the ARC, Skye Hall, Room 156)  

    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

    Sample science article for general audience

    1. New Position Statement Declares that Sleep is Essential to Health

  • Formatting Workshops

    Formatting


     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:

    October 6th, 2022 (Thursday) at 3:00 p.m. (In-Person @ the ARC, Skye Hall, Room 156)

    October 18th, 2022 (Tuesday) at 3:00 p.m.  (Remote/Zoom)

     


     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:  

    October 11th, 2022 (Tuesday) at 3:00 p.m. (Remote/Zoom)

    November 10th 2022 (Thursday) at 3:00 p.m.  (In-Person at the ARC, Skye Hall, Room 156)


Writing Resources

 

Program Information

These information cards will help you use the Writing and Reading Support services. 

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