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SPH Writing Support Services: Getting Started: Upcoming Events

Getting started with SPH Writing Support Services

Fall 2017 Mini-courses on Grammar

This Fall 2017 term, Writing Support Services is offering two FREE mini-courses starting the week of November 13, 2017.  Each mini-course will meet two (2) hours per week for a total of four (4) weeks. 

1. Fundamentals of English Grammar for Academic Writers (Tuesdays, 10:00am—12:00pm)

This course is designed for graduate students who want to improve their academic writing by “brushing up” on the fundamentals of English grammar. It focuses on grammatical issues commonly found in graduate student writing, such as the appropriate use of verb tenses. Students also have individual weekly meetings with the instructor and receive feedback on their own writing. To register for this course, please e-mail Dr. Patricia McEvoy-Jamil at Patricia.A.McEvoyJamil@uth.tmc.edu.

2. English Grammar for ESL/International Academic Writers (Thursdays, 2:00pm—4:00pm)

This course is designed for ESL/international graduate students who want to improve their writing by practicing English grammar that is essential for successful academic writing. It focuses on grammatical issues commonly found in ESL/international graduate student writing in North American colleges and universities. This practice-based course will be taught using an inductive approach. To register for this course, please e-mail Dr. Zhiling (Willa) Wu at Zhiling.Wu@uth.tmc.edu.

Summer 2017 Mini-Courses on Academic Writing

Writing Support Services is offering two mini-courses (non-credit) to help School of Public Health students improve or enhance their writing skills: “Grammar for Academic Writing“ and “Academic Writing for Graduate Students.” Each mini-course will deliver practice-based instruction to provide students with grammatical and rhetorical principles and strategies to write effectively at the graduate level. Each mini-course will be offered twice a week (a morning session and an afternoon session), as well as face-to-face and online via Meet@UTHealth.  

Both mini-courses are FREE, but they require registration. To register for a mini-course, please complete a registration form and either e-mail it to Writing Support Services (SPHWritingHub@uth.tmc.edu) or bring it with you to the first class meeting. 

***REGISTRATION FOR THE "GRAMMAR FOR ACADEMIC WRITING" MINI-COURSE IS CLOSED***

***REGISTRATION FOR THE "ACADEMIC WRITING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS" MINI-COURSE IS CLOSED***

Workshop on APA Style

Graduate students need to choose the appropriate style to format their academic papers and document their research sources in them. The American Psychological Association (APA) Style is used frequently to format papers and cite research studies in the social, behavioral, and natural sciences. This interactive workshop presents an overview of APA Style, explains APA Style formatting requirements, and provides an opportunity to practice using APA Style.

The workshop will be conducted on Tuesday, February 28 (RAS W-216) & Thursday, March 9 (RAS E-605) from 12:30PM to 1:40PM with ITV to all campuses.  All students are welcome.  

If you have questions about the workshop, in particular, or about writing, in general, please contact Writing Support Services at SPHWritingHub@uth.tmc.edu

Workshop on Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a serious offense that confronts everyone in academia, but not everyone knows what plagiarism is or how to avoid it.  

To help you understand plagiarism, SPH Writing Support Services will be hosting a special workshop: “Plagiarism: How to Identify and Avoid It.”  

The workshop will be conducted as part of the writing course, “Foundations of Scientific Writing,” on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, from 1:00PM to 2:00PM in RAS E-725 and via ITV to all campuses.  All students are welcome.  

If you have questions about the workshop, in particular, or about writing, in general, please contact Writing Support Services at SPHWritingHub@uth.tmc.edu.