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International Scholar Writing Sessions

Feeling the Pressure to Write…in English?

Making regularly scheduled time throughout the semester is the way to be productive in starting and completing writing assignments, proposals, articles, theses, and dissertations. We are all under pressure to write, so why not write for a couple hours in a supportive space.

Please register online as space is limited.


What Each Session Offers 

Community. Time. Space. And a little help. Each session offers: discussion, time to write, and 15-minute consultations with a writing instructor.

When you arrive at the session, you can sign up for a 15-minute consultation. First come, first served. For more about consultations, see below.

Each session begins with a discussion led by a faculty member. During this time we’ll share what we we’re working on, ask questions, and get answers. After the discussion, you can work on your writing assignment alone or with friends. If you’re doing a consultation, you can work on your writing until it’s your turn to meet with the instructor. The instructor will let you know when the session is about to end so that you can finish your work. You are also free to leave early, if needed.


What to Bring

Come with a writing project or assignment (e.g., short paper, homework, lab report, journal article summary, important e-mail, literature review, etc) and a reasonable goal that can be accomplished in 90 minutes. Bring whatever writing implements and materials you need (i.e., laptop, paper, notebooks, etc.). Feel free to bring something to drink, too.


Writing Consultations

A writing instructor can help you with a specific question about your writing.

Inappropriate questions: How can I make this paper sound like a native speaker’s? Can you fix this paper for me?

Appropriate questions: How can I improve the vocabulary in this paragraph? How can I improve the flow of ideas in this paragraph?

The writing instructor might share some resources with you and will make suggestions about how you can improve your writing. He or she will not edit your paper. You must come to the writing session in order to sign up for the consultation.


SPRING 2019 Schedule

Sessions will be held on Fridays from 10:00a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Center for Intensive English Studies (CIES) Conference Room or at Dirac Library Conference Room 216.



Registration Link

January 18


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January 25


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February 8


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February 22


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March 8


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March 29


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April 12


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April 19


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Contact Information:

Dr. Jenny Grill: jgrill@fsu.edu.

Dr. Maria B. Mendoza: mmendoza@admin.fsu.edu 

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Didem, Turkey

Master's student in International Affairs

“Taking EAP5845 (Academic Writing) my first semester as an international graduate student was very helpful. I not only learned how to use English skills in a better way, but also gained knowledge about plagiarism and academic expectations, which helped me do well in my other classes. I highly recommend taking EAP classes as early as possible.”

Lidong, China

PhD student in Chemistry

“The FSU EAP Program provides comprehensive skill sets training for efficient communication in the US academic environment. These enhanced communication skills greatly benefit my teaching and research through active interaction with students and other researchers.”