Texas Center for Superconductivity Graduate Writing Workshop for International Students (TcSUH)
The Writing Center, in conjunction with the UH Texas Center for Superconductivity and the UH College
of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, has created this course for non-native English speaking graduate students.
Class sessions are taught by a Writing Center staff member specialized in assisting non-native writers, and students
also participate in individual consultations with a course-dedicated writing consultant. Designed to help the
students polish their oral and written communication skills and become confident academic researchers, teachers,
and productive leaders of the Houston community, the course is assessed through a variety of evaluative measures.
BIOL 3201: Genetics Laboratory Writing Workshops and Teaching Assistant Training
In this partnership, Writing Center staff, with input from biology faculty, develop and deliver a workshop
on writing quantitative lab reports for multiple lab sections of students. The Biology lab coordinator and
Writing Center staff also collaborate on the course lab manual in order to make it a more effective instrument
for instruction, and Writing Center experts work with course TAs to ensure effective evaluation of course writing.
BIOL 3201: Genetics Laboratory Writing Studios
The Writing Center has partnered with the Biology Department in order to enhance student writing within this
Genetics Laboratory. Students who perform in the
bottom 10 percent on the course's first writing assignment will be required to join a writing studio group. The
studios will be open to everyone, but will be targeted at students deemed most in-need of writing support, engaging them
in the writing process as they work towards the completion of their final reports. Studio groups will meet twice during
the semester, supporting students in their writing, reinforcing course content, and leading students to develop collaboration skills
essential to their academic and professional success.