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Writing Services for Educators

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Want to chat about using writing in your courses, giving feedback to student writing, and/or writing assignment design? Click here to learn more about our writing pedagogy consultations and schedule an appointment.

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Tips for Instructors: Connecting Students with the Writing Hub

1. SET EXPECTATIONS – Tell students that our tutors will give feedback to help them develop as writers; avoid the words “fix,” “proofread,” and “edit.”

2. SUGGEST, DON’T REQUIRE – Students often treat required tutoring as a box to check off their to-do list; tell them they have to go and they’ll go. Offer extra credit and they’ll be there for extra credit. But if you tell them what you see in their writing that is promising and could be improved by working with a tutor, they’ll actively participate in and learn from a tutoring session.

3. ASK THEM TO REFLECT – Ask students to write you a note after their Writing Hub tutoring session articulating their expectations, what they experienced, and what they found useful.

4. CLASS VISITS Email us to arrange for a tutor come to your class to introduce the Writing Hub.

5. WORKSHOPS – Email us to request an in-class workshop to cover a specific writing topic. LET US KNOW! – If you have any feedback or questions, please contact us at writinghub@ucsd.edu.

Writing Hub Blurb for Course Syllabus

Let your students know about the Writing + Critical Expression Hub services by adding the blurb below to your course syllabus:

The Writing Hub - Need help with a writing project or assignment? Want to talk through your ideas or get a second opinion on whether your writing is clear, logical, and well-supported? The Writing + Critical Expression Hub (“Writing Hub”) can help!
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Located in the Geisel Library, the Writing Hub offers UC San Diego students free one-on-one help with any writing project—from cover letters to lab reports, research papers to grant proposals. Visit the Writing Hub to meet with a supportive, well-trained peer writing mentor who will help you gain perspective on what works and what can be improved in your writing.
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The Writing + Critical Expression Hub | writinghub.ucsd.edu | writinghub@ucsd.edu
  • What? Free help for writers
  • Where? Geisel Library, lower level west (part of the Teaching + Learning Commons)
  • When? Sunday-Friday, including evenings; see writinghub.ucsd.edu for hours.
  • How? Book appointments at https://ucsd.mywconline.com