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SPH Writing Support Services

Getting started with SPH Writing Support Services

Fall 2021 Term

This October 2021, we are offering two FREE mini-courses via Cisco WebEx starting the week of Oct. 4, 2021. Each mini-course will meet two (2) hours per week for a total of four (4) weeks:

1. Fundamentals of English Grammar (Oct. 7–28, 2021; Thursdays, 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. Academic Writing Style (Oct. 6–27, 2021; Wednesdays, 1:30pm–3:30pm)

This course is designed for graduate students who want to familiarize themselves with the stylistic choices preferred by English academic writing including word choice, flow, and concision. It strives to help students become more confident academic writers to meet the academic challenges encountered at UTHealth School of Public Health and beyond. To register for this course, please e-mail Dr. Zhiling "Willa" Wu at Zhiling.Wu@uth.tmc.edu

Spring 2021 Term

This Spring 2021 term, we are offering two FREE mini-courses via Cisco Webex starting the week of Feb. 1, 2021. Each mini-course will meet two (2) hours per week for a total of four (4) weeks:

1. Fundamentals of English Grammar (Feb. 2–Feb. 23, 2021; Tuesdays, 10:00am12:00pm)

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. Grammar for Academic Writing (Feb. 3–Feb. 24, 2021; Wednesdays, 1:30pm3:30pm)

This course is designed for graduate students who are motivated to improve or enhance their writing skills by practicing English grammar that is essential for successful academic writing. It focuses on grammatical issues commonly found in academic writing in North American colleges and universities. This practice-based course is taught using an inductive approach. To register for this course, please e-mail Dr. Zhiling "Willa" Wu at Zhiling.Wu@uth.tmc.edu