Skip to main content

Academic Writing Resources and Practices for Multilingual Writers

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
308 Voorhies
Event Category: 
This workshop explores the graduate-level writing practices in U.S. academic culture. During the workshop, the presenter and attendees will discuss the following questions: 1. What has surprised or confused multilingual students about U.S. academic writing? 2. What are the cultural expectations of academic work in the U.S.? 3. What strategies can multilingual writers use to improve their writing within the cultural context of UC Davis? 4. What resources are available for multilingual writers at UC Davis? Please come to share and discuss any questions or concerns about writing in English at the graduate level. Participants will receive tips and resources about academic writing. This is also a great networking opportunity. Instructors: Kelly Crosby, MA, University Writing Program Kelly Crosby is a lecturer in the University Writing Program where she teaches English as a Second Language/Writing for Multilingual Students (UWP 21-23) and Research Paper Writing (UWP19). Before joining the UWP faculty, Kelly was an instructor and teacher trainer at the UC Davis University Extension for seven years. She also taught high school in the United States for six years and English as a Foreign Language in Brazil for a year. Sarah Perrault, Ph.D., University Writing Program Sarah Perrault is an Assistant Professor in the University Writing Program and she is also affiliated with the Graduate Groups in Ecology and Cultural Studies and the John Muir Institute of the Environment at UC Davis. She earned her PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Nevada-Reno in 2009. Before that she received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Northern Michigan University in 2004 and a BA in Anthropology from Reed College. Sponsored by the University Writing Program: Writing Across the Curriculum Program and GradPathways (Graduate Studies)