Writing Workshop Series

ISSS is pleased to partner with the Writing Center on a series of writing workshops exclusive to international students!

Emailing Netiquette: Academic and Professional Communication

Online via Zoom (Registration Required)
Sept. 3, 2020 (TH), 7:30-8:30 PM (PST) in California

Sept. 4, 2020 (F), 9:00-10:00 AM (IST) in India

Sept. 4, 2020 (F), 11:30AM-12:30PM (CST) in China

All emails are not created equal. An email to an employer or faculty member should be written in a different style and tone than one to a friend. You want to get it right the first time! This workshop will teach you all about professional and academic emails and appropriate "net etiquette." 





PowerPoint like a Pro: Making Slides and Data Visualizations that Don’t Suck

Online via Zoom (Registration Required)
Oct. 1, 2020 (TH), 7:30-8:30 PM (PST) in California

Oct. 2, 2020 (F), 9:00-10:00 AM (IST) in India

Oct. 2, 2020 (F), 11:30AM-12:30PM (CST) in China

Slides and data visualizations can make or break your presentation. This workshop is meant to teach design principles and introduce online tools for non-designers. Before and after examples will be used to showcase how to use color schemes and white space, to contrast elements, and to communicate main ideas effectively. Students should bring their own laptops for the slide redesigning. 





Going from Paper to Presentation

Online via Zoom (Registration Required)
Oct. 29 (TH), 7:30-8:30 PM (PST) California

Oct. 30, 2020 (F), 9:00-10:00 AM (IST) in India

Oct. 30, 2020 (F), 11:30AM-12:30PM (CST) in China

Have you ever been asked to write a paper and then present it? This workshop will walk you through the process of making an effective presentation based off a paper you've written.