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The Writing Center hosts free events to help you explore, enjoy and expand how we express ourselves academically, argumentatively, and aesthetically - all while reaffirming writing as a social activity. Our events are free and open to all members of UHCL (students, faculty, staff, and alumni).

Writing Workshops

Our creative and academic writing workshops are relaxed, group settings to work on writing activities related to a particular theme, such as "Fantasy Worldbuilding," "Writing for the Sciences," or "Poetry & Music." Some workshops may be offered in several sessions, while others may be a one-time event. We offer most workshops on campus during the week, but we may occasionally offer a weekend workshop, or a session with an online option.

All workshops are free and open to the Clear Lake community, so feel free to bring a friend! No registration is required, unless otherwise noted. Contact the Writing Center for more information.

Spring 2024

Writing Center Workshop: Demystifying the Theoretical Framework
in the Dissertation

Are you at the stage of your doctoral journey where you are researching the most appropriate theoretical framework to underpin your research and dissertation? Join us for this hybrid workshop to understand why the theoretical framework is imperative for your dissertation and practical steps to select one.

Wednesday, March 27
5 - 6:50 p.m.
Writing Center Conference Room
SSCB 2.105.02 and online via Zoom

Join March 27 Zoom Meeting

Presented by Carole Flad, M.S.,
Lead Writing Consultant, UHCL Writing Center

Please read the articles linked below prior to the workshop:

Other resources for the workshop:

South Central Writing Centers Association (SCWCA)

Demystifying the Theoretical Framework
and Literature Review in the Dissertation for Doctoral Students

2024 Annual Conference Presentation
by Carole Flad, M.S., Lead Writing Consultant, UHCL Writing Center

Carole Flad's presentation, handouts, and reference resources:

Past Workshops

Workshop materials are available in the links for each listing. 


Poetry & Music: February 6-27, 2023

If you love poetry and/or music, whether it's your own or someone else's, come to this workshop to explore how the two intertwine and how they differ. You will have an opportunity to learn about others' work and refine your own. During our last session, YOU take the stage! This is a face-to-face-only workshop.

Mondays, Feb. 6-27
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Writing Center Conference Room
SSCB 2.105.02

  • Week 1: Intro to Poetry and Music
  • Week 2: Rhetorical Analysis
  • Week 3: Creative Writing
  • Week 4: Open mic
    • Enough said - now it's your turn!

Keep Your Sights on the Cites: Saturday, April 22, 2023

Citing APA7 and MLA should not be daunting! Join us as we learn the basics of APA7 and MLA writing styles. Bring your questions and invite your friends! This is a hybrid session, with face-to-face and online options. Light snacks will be provided in the Writing Center.

Saturday, April 22, 2023
Noon-1 p.m.
Writing Center
SSCB 2.101


Scientific Writing: February 9 - March 9, 2022

Topics include writing in scientific language, creating a methods sections, graphs, and more. Below are the resources we used in this workshop.

Workshop Resources

Persuasive Writing: March 31 - April 21, 2022

If you haven't written a persuasive essay yet, odds are you will write a persuasive piece at least once during your academic life and your career. Below are the resources we used in this workshop.

Workshop Resources

Technical Writing: March 30 - April 27, 2022

How do you turn your human limitations into writing strengths? What basic questions will focus and free up your writing, aligning it more with objective fact? Below are the resources we used in this workshop. 

Workshop Resources

APA 7th Citations: November 12, 2022

Learn the basics of APA 7th style and how it differs from previous versions. 

Workshop Resources



  • Writing Center

    Phone: 281-283-2910

    SSCB 2.101
    2700 Bay Area Blvd
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Regular Office Hours:
    Mon. - Fri.: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Spring 2024 Tutoring Hours:
    Mon.-Thurs.: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Fri.: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Sat.: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (online, drop-in only) 

    Please call ahead during holidays and semester breaks.