ALI Writing Labs (for non-native English speakers)

Thursday, July 23 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm

This is a past event.
Virtual Event

ALI Writing Labs are informal weekly workshops run by USC native English speaking students who will assist international students in drafting their academic and professional writing and communications. These workshops will help prepare students to engage in deeper discussions with their professors and connect students with additional writing resources at USC.

ALI will provide students with weekly topics in advance (listed below), as well as writing prompts that students can draft ahead of time so that they may come prepared with samples of their writing in the various topics and discuss them/receive feedback during the workshop. Similar to ALI Conversation Groups, the Writing Labs will create an informal atmosphere to help students gain confidence and inquiry skills.

Weekly on Thursdays at 3pm on Zoom 

6 Summer Sessions 

  • Writing Preparation: Note-taking on June 18th, 2020
  • Writing Preparation: Outlining on June 25th, 2020
  • Emails: Formal vs Informal on July 2nd, 2020
  • Professional Emails on July 9th, 2020
  • Bio Statements for Various Audiences on July 16th, 2020
  • Cover Letters on July 23rd, 2020

To join one or more Writing Lab, please register HERE for Zoom links. Please include your USC student ID number.  Afterward, you will receive the Zoom link and the prompts.