Undergraduate Writing Support Program

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Writing Tutoring Schedule

Summer 2022

Remote (Zoom) Sessions
(June 21 - Sept. 10)
Appointments
Monday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

In-Person Sessions
(June 21 - Sept. 10)
Appointments
Monday None
Tuesday

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Wednesday 1:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday TBA

WSP Appointment Activities 

Summer 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 remote tutoring via Zoom and in-person tutoring to support students' learning preferences. 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

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.**

 

Registering for Workshops

Summer '22 workshops marked "Remote/Zoom" 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. 

Writing and Reading Workshop

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

  • 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:

    July 12th, 2022 (Tuesday) @ 11:00 a.m. (Remote/Zoom)  

    July 13th, 2022 (Wednesday) @ 11:00 a.m. (In-Person @ the ARC, Skye Hall 156)

    July 13th, 2022 (Wednesday) @ 2:00 p.m. (In-Person @ the ARC, Skye Hall 156)


  • 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:

    July 5th, 2022 (Tuesday) @ 2:00 p.m. (Remote/Zoom)

    July 6th, 2022 (Wednesday) @ 2:00 p.m. (In-Person @ the ARC, Skye Hall 156)

     


     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:

    July 14th, 2022 (Thursday) @ 2:00 p.m.  (In-Person @ the ARC, Skye Hall 156)  

    July 19th 2022 (Tuesday) @ 2:00 p.m.  (Remote/Zoom)


  • Reading Workshops

    Reading


    Reading to Understand (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:

    June 29th, 2022 (Wednesday) @ 2:00p.m.  (In-Person @ the ARC, Skye Hall 156)

     


    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:

    June 28th, 2022 (Tuesday) @ 2:00 p.m. (Remote/Zoom)


     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:

    TBA 

     

    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

  • Writing Workshops

    Writing 


    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:

    June 30th, 2022 (Thursday) @ 2:00 p.m.   


    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:

    TBA 


    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:

    July 11th, 2022 (Monday) @ 11:00 p.m. (Remote/Zoom)  


     

Writing Resources

 

Program Information

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

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).