Special Programs

In addition to our tutoring services, workshop offerings, and online resources, the SJSU Writing Center also offers a variety of special events and programs every semester. Check this page for details, including any necessary registration information. 


Speaking English Group (SEG)

When:Speaking English Group
2nd and 4th Wednesdays in September and October
9/12, 1:30-2:30, "Casual vs. Formal English"
9/26, 1:30-2:30, "English Idioms"
10/10, 1:30-2:30, "Culture Shock in Writing"
10/24, 1:30-2:30, "University Life & Goal Setting"

Clark Hall 124

"SEG" is a Speaking English Group run by the SJSU Writing 
Center. We offer free coffee and a space for international 
and bilingual students along with other members of the 
SJSU community to explore topics relating to English, 
academic life, and professional success. We will provide
free coffee for participants. 

Space is limited! Register at tinyurl.com/speakingenglishgroup. 

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Graduate Writing RetreatGraduate Writing Retreat Flier

Friday, 10/5, 2:00-6:30
Saturday, 10/6, 9:30-6:30
Sunday, 10/7, 3:00-7:30

Student Union 

The Graduate Writing Retreat is a three-day retreat for graduate students working on long-term projects, such as theses, research, and literature reviews. Participants will individually write, do collaborative discussions, and learn writing and goal-setting strategies. We will provide food 
and coffee for participants. 

Space is limited! Submit your application at tinyurl.com/sjsufa2018retreat by September 14.

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Practically Speaking

When:Practically Speaking Flier
Every Wednesday from October 10 to November 14
10/10, 4:30-6:00
10/17, 4:30-6:00
10/24, 4:30-6:00
10/31, 4:30-6:00
11/7, 4:30-6:00
11/14, 4:30-6:00

Clark Hall 124

"Practically Speaking" is a free six-week cohort experience for graduate students to improve their impromptu public speaking skills in preparation for courses, conferences, job
interviews, and professional daily life. 

Space is limited, and preference will be given to students who can attend all sessions. Submit your application at tinyurl.com/practicallyspeaking by October 3. 

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Transfer Student Midterm Writing Help

When:Transfer Student Midterm Writing Help Flier
Monday, 10/15, 3:10-7:00

Clark Hall 126

This event will be a space for SJSU transfer undergraduate and graduate students to receive drop-in 20-minute writing sessions, food, and coffee. Students are welcome to stop by anytime! 

Want updates? Sign up: tinyurl.com/transferevent

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