Personal Statements Workshops
First Tuesday of the Month, 1 - 3 pm
Location: Library, Electronic Classroom 1
9/3, 10/1, 11/5, and 12/3
Our Personal Statements workshops focus on the Personal Statement (or Statement of Purpose) as a genre of writing. Graduate schools, fellowships, grants, and other competitive programs often require each applicant to submit a short essay about her history and goals. These essays are sometimes written in response to very specific questions; sometimes, they're written in response to a generic prompt. In both cases, a good personal statement carefully balances its author's history and aspirations.
These two hour workshops will arm students with the knowledge to craft an effective personal statement for a variety of applications – from graduate school to study abroad programs. The first hour will feature a lecture on the general genre conventions of the personal statement. The second will offer hands on assistance with an experienced tutor with a draft the student brings in.
*NEW!* Writing Center/Pre-Law Personal Statement Workshop
4 - 6 pm
HBL Lecture Center Register Here:
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Select Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Location: HBL Lecture Hall (library)
● Workshops on ESL Grammar and Vocabulary: 10/9, 11/6
● Workshops on ESL Composition: 9/18*, 10/23
● Workshop on ESL Conference Abstract Writing: 12/4
*9/18 workshop will be held in Library, Room EC-1.
In addition to offering individual tutorials, the Writing Center provides workshops for all UConn international students who wish to work on their academic English. These two-hour biweekly workshops cover both grammar and composition issues that are most challenging for multi-lingual writers.
Registration will open seven days before each event.
We will practice some of the most popular topics among international students, such as how to write (conference) abstracts, cover letters, introductions, commentary on data, and much more.
The workshops are free but registration is required. Please follow the links to register at www.writingcenter.uconn.edu (under the Student Writers tab).