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Join the Summer Digital Write-A-Thon!

We can all acknowledge that this past quarter has been challenging. If you’re like me, you found the sudden shift from in-person to on-line work an unexpected (and unwanted) learning opportunity—specifically, the opportunity to learn how to transform your kitchen table into a home office while your new furry co-workers try to eat your computer...
By Christina Trujillo | | Writing, Support Services

Writing Techniques for the Socially Distanced Grad

With conditions changing by the day due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Spring Break this year feels substantially different. Amidst the switch to online instruction, travel restrictions, school and business closures, and social distancing during a time of uncertainty, this crisis has magnified the precarity and isolation that already characterized many of our positions as graduate...
By Iris Blake | | Writing, Advice

Spring Break Write-A-Thon: Open to MFAs and PhD Candidates!

So, you’ve defended your prospectus and advanced to Candidacy. Or maybe, you’re working on your thesis for your MFA program. You, my friend, have completed a giant hurdle. Give yourself a pat on the back! Now that you have moved into the dissertating and/or thesis writing stage, finding the time to just sit down and...
By Christina Trujillo | | Academics & Research, Advice, Writing

A Guide to Creative Writing MFA Support

The MFA can be a difficult world to navigate for emerging writers and scholars. As with all disciplines, when you first start out it feels like your peers all know more about the important conferences to attend, journals to submit to, and funding to apply for than you do. The truth is, everyone feels this...
By Carissa Atallah | | Writing, Advice

Coming up this Fall in the Graduate Writing Center

Greetings new and returning UCR graduate students! [Image Description: Stitch, from Lilo and Stich, smiles and waves his claws as he smiles to reveal all his teeth. He says, "Hi!"] Pictured: A warm welcome from the GWC. Fall 2019 is fast approaching and the Graduate Writing Center (GWC) wants to remind you of some updates...
By Lauren Hammond | | Writing, Academics & Research