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Winter 2017 Drop-In Hours

Winter 2017 Drop-In Hours Writing Success Program (WSP) Drop-In Hours – Fall 2017 NOTE: Drop-ins are intended for shorter questions and run from 15 to 30 minutes. To schedule a longer session with a counselor please visit: wspucla.setmore.com View our hours below. We look forward to seeing you soon! WSP Winter 2017 Drop-In Hours Monday – Thursday: 3 PM – 5 PM Friday: No Drop-Ins Saturday – Sunday: Closed Continue reading Winter 2017 Drop-In Hours

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Prompt 8: The Worst Thing You’ve Done

Tattled on a close friend in 5th grade? Road-raged down the 405? Reflect on your inner devil this weekend and write about the worst thing you have ever done. Weekend Writing Warrior rules: You have until the next prompt is posted the following week to write your response. You may submit your writing by: Posting your answer in the comment section below. Emailing hkim@cpo.ucla.edu Include a short note in the email … Continue reading Prompt 8: The Worst Thing You’ve Done

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Hmm: A List of Interesting Things/Thoughts I Noticed/Had This Week

During fall quarter, I had the opportunity to read Jennifer Egan’s “Jennifer Egan To Do” at one of WSP’s staff meetings. If you read her list, it’s essentially an outline of what her narrator plans to do in the future. Some of these things the narrator has to do including having to “Pick up kids” and “Investigate poisons.” I was inspired by Egan’s short story … Continue reading Hmm: A List of Interesting Things/Thoughts I Noticed/Had This Week

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You’re Such a Diva

“What’s a diva?” “A what?” “A diva.” “Velvita?” “No. A diva.” “A diva?! You know like a diva. A princess boujee diva.” *** I don’t think I’ve ever been called a diva. But that’s probably because I’ve been called dramatic. And I am VERY dramatic. My drink isn’t great. It’s amazingly fantastic. When I’m upset I’m not sad. I’m ruined. So when I start to … Continue reading You’re Such a Diva

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Mindful Awareness at the Hammer Museum

Home to dynamic exhibitions, live performances, and more, the Hammer Museum is the ideal space for anyone searching for cultural and artistic enrichment. There’s always something new to look forward to, as the Hammer Museum hosts a wide variety of speakers and events almost every week for audiences and participants of all ages. While you may be aware of the Hammer’s contemporary art displays and … Continue reading Mindful Awareness at the Hammer Museum

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

I wish I had a time turner right about now. Week five feels more like week seven already! During winter break, I read J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two. I picked it up because it seemed easy to read since it’s written in play format. I find plays easier to read because the reader knows who’s saying what lines and … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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The Toxic Belief That Writing Well Is a ‘Natural Gift’

How do I become a better writer? Is becoming a great writer even possible? Why can’t I write as beautifully as others? These were some of the thoughts that went through my head almost everyday when it came to thinking about my writing ability. Throughout most of my life, I sincerely believed that writing—just like drawing—was an innate talent: you either have it or you … Continue reading The Toxic Belief That Writing Well Is a ‘Natural Gift’

Adjusting to English, Oakland, and America

English could be a quite complicated language. As an English language learner myself, I don’t remember much of my experience learning the language as I was fortunate enough to have started my education at a very young age. Learning at a younger age gave me the ability to adjust and adapt at a rapid pace as studies often show that the younger you are when … Continue reading Adjusting to English, Oakland, and America

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Prompt 7: A Day in the Life of a Pathogen

Midterms are rolling around again at UCLA. It would be awful to catch a cold during this stressful time. Write a story from the perspective of a virus or bacteria. (This question is credited to Gaby Cuevas, our Assistant Director.) Weekend Writing Warrior rules: You have until the next prompt is posted the following week to write your response. You may submit your writing by: Posting your answer in the … Continue reading Prompt 7: A Day in the Life of a Pathogen

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Exposition: Peaches and Roses

“Are you sure it’s here?” Clementina’s mom said, pulling into a parking lot full of yellow shirts. Dozens of young high school graduates like herself were already lining up at the sign-in table, waiting for their room assignments. “Yes, Mom.” Clementina said, in a voice that was trying to hide her frustration. She had been in a car for 3 hours and in her hurry … Continue reading Exposition: Peaches and Roses