Writing Boot Camps

Dates and Times TBA

Studies in social motivation suggest that people persevere and stick to finishing difficult tasks when they see others in the room doing the same thing.  This is the rationale for group writing environment of the Writing Boot Camp.  Writing Boot Camps provide CI students with a quiet, dedicated, and monitored space to write.  A WMC faculty consultant is available for feedback and answering questions on writing.  Spaces are limited to 25 students per session and require students to register in advance.  Students who register must commit to attending the entire weekend session (Saturdays and Sundays). 

Writing Boot Camps are FREE, but you must provide a $20 check/cash deposit, which will be returned to you once you completed the program.  The deposit is meant to encourage students to stick to the program and finish.

Spots are prioritized for capstone students and seniors but any student (including graduate students) may apply.  Students may apply for more than one session, but students will be placed on a waitlist with additional sessions (you may prioritize the session you prefer).

Registration dates will be released later this semester.   Submit the Writing Boot Camp form (MS Word, 14KB) in person or via email to the Faculty Director (sohui.lee@csuci.edu).

Questions?  Contact Faculty Director Sohui Lee.

Writing Studio

Begins Week 6 and ends Week 15
8:00pm-10:00pm

Writing labs are open for drop-in (no appointments necessary).  Students have an opportunity to write in a group environment and get writing support from faculty consultant Sheryl Leonard.   Each session lasts two hours. Setting aside time and being motivated to write can be hard--use the writing lab to help you keep on track with writing so that you don't fall behind.  You can also use the Writing Lab to get quick writing help while you are writing.  Read about it in CI's Technology & Innovations Blog.

Fall 2017 Workshops 

Personal Statement

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, El Dorado Hall, Graduate Resource Center
11:30-12:30pm (Sohui Lee) and 4:30-5:30pm (Abigail Michelini).

Applying for graduate school?  If so, you should be prepared to submit a personal or resarch statement.  The statements are an important way for admissions committees to hear your voice and motives for applying (in a way that scores from GPAs, GREs cannot provide).  Learn more about writing an effective personal statement at this workshop.

Strategies for Effective Slideshow Presentation 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, El Dorado Hall, Graduate Resource Center
12:00-1:00pm (Sohui Lee) and 5:30-6:30pm (Abigail Michelini)

Presentations are one of the most important ways that scholars and researchers share research and information.  Learn how to become a more effective and confident presenter.