Writing Workshop Series

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

Scholarship Writing Personal Statements

Online via Zoom (Registration Required)
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | 12:00-1:00 PM (PT)

Scholarships often require applicants to submit paragraph or essay answers to personal questions, such as "what do you value the most?" or "what is your career goal?". These personal statements have real stakes, so it is valuable to learn how to approach them. In this workshop, you will learn how to create a plan of attack, review successful essay examples, and practice writing a short scholarship prompt. 

 

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Common Grammar & Punctuation Errors

Online via Zoom (Registration Required)
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 12:00-1:00 PM (PT)

Have you had an instructor comment that your essay has excellent content, but your writing is weakened by too many serious grammar errors? In this workshop, we will review some of the most common grammar and punctuation errors in student writing, including run-ons, comma splices, and general punctuation misuse.

 

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

Online via Zoom (Registration Required)
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 12:00-1:00 PM (PT)

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. During the workshop, you will practice redesigning slides and leave with a list of tools you can start using today in your own presentations. 

 

 
 

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