Janet Brown Memorial Scholarship 2018

$1000 Scholarship Rewarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate both a commitment to leadership/community involvement and financial need. Janet Brown and Her Legacy Janet Brown was the founding director of the Writing Success Program (WSP) and a valuable member of the Community Programs Office (CPO).  A well-read, unapologetically quirky, politically astute, and compassionate person, Janet was a mentor to students and staff alike.  Janet’s questions, guidance, … Continue reading Janet Brown Memorial Scholarship 2018

Politics? What Politics?

I feel I am not political at all. It’s almost embarrassing to say, but I am not political at all. Being raised in a household where the main religion is Jehovah Witness, politics are avoided and not talked about. I know I can educate myself on the subject since I am now an adult and can think for myself; however, I have been bounded by … Continue reading Politics? What Politics?

Let Yourself Learn

The following piece is written by Maggie Bui, a WSP Winter 2018 intern, responding to the Winter 2018 Developmental Blog question: What makes you political?  Society has changed within the last few centuries, and naturally, the definition of education has also evolved. However, what we expect from an education has not: an education should broaden our minds, help us develop a higher level of thinking, … Continue reading Let Yourself Learn

What Makes a Person Political?

The following piece is written by Keson Chen, a WSP Winter 2018 intern, responding to the Winter 2018 Developmental Blog question: What makes you political?  What makes a person political? Well, it’s hard to say. Anything happening in one’s life can change his perception and ideology of the world, and what we call Democrats or Republicans are merely the two typical modes of ideologies that … Continue reading What Makes a Person Political?

Music on My Mind

The following piece is written by Maggie Bui, a WSP Winter 2018 intern, responding to a Janet Brown power question: When am I most naturally myself?  The light dims and the audience holds its breath in anticipation. The sound of rotating helicopter blades fills the theater for a good ten seconds. Then, the conductor looks to the percussion section, and with a swish of his … Continue reading Music on My Mind

When I Am Most Naturally Myself, and What to Do With It

The following piece is written by Keson Chen, a WSP Winter 2018 intern, responding to a Janet Brown power question: When am I most naturally myself?  When am I most naturally myself? When I pose this question to myself, I somehow feel it would be better to rephrase the question as following “When does my beginner’s mind manifest itself?” Since the beginner’s mind is a … Continue reading When I Am Most Naturally Myself, and What to Do With It

WSP is Hiring for 2017-2018

Be a part of the longest running writing support service on the UCLA campus! If you’re interested in writing, education, leadership, and community building, join the WSP team! We help students develop their voice and become more confident with their academic, personal/creative, and professional writing. We also help our staff become great leaders through working with diverse communities. As a team, the WSP staff works to … Continue reading WSP is Hiring for 2017-2018

Spring 2017 Finals Week Drop-In Hours

Do you need a little help brushing up your final paper? Would you like some feedback on your job or medical school applications? Come to WSP! We are offering drop-in hours during finals week for any last-minute questions. This is your last chance to see a writing counselor before summer begins. Please look below for more information on our finals week drop-in times: Monday from 11AM to 5PM, Tuesday from 12PM to … Continue reading Spring 2017 Finals Week Drop-In Hours

Janet Brown Memorial Scholarship 2017

$1000 Scholarship Rewarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate both a commitment to leadership/community involvement and financial need. Janet Brown and Her Legacy Janet Brown was the founding director of the Writing Success Program (WSP) and a valuable member of the Community Programs Office (CPO).  A well-read, unapologetically quirky, politically astute, and compassionate person, Janet was a mentor to students and staff alike.  Janet’s questions, guidance, … Continue reading Janet Brown Memorial Scholarship 2017

Guest Blog: “I am Hmong and Vegan” by Johnnie Yaj

Going vegan was never an easy decision. Since middle school I had always thought about going vegetarian or vegan because of my absolute love for animals, but it was not until college that I really put my values into action. Being away from home allowed me to stop and think about my family’s long history of obesity and heart problems. My family grew up very … Continue reading Guest Blog: “I am Hmong and Vegan” by Johnnie Yaj

Spring 2017 Drop-In Hours

Spring 2017 Drop-In Hours Writing Success Program (WSP) Drop-In Hours – Spring 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 Spring 2017 Drop-In Hours Monday – Thursday: 3 PM – 5 PM Friday: No Drop-Ins Saturday – Sunday: Closed Continue reading Spring 2017 Drop-In Hours

Winter 2017 Finals Week Drop-In Hours

Do you need a little help brushing up your final paper? Would you like some feedback on your job or graduate school applications? Come to WSP! We are offering drop-in hours during finals week for any last-minute questions. This is your last chance to see a writing counselor before the start of winter break. Please look below for more information on our finals week drop-in times: Monday and Tuesday from 11AM to … Continue reading Winter 2017 Finals Week Drop-In Hours

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

Fall 2016 Finals Week Drop-In Hours

Do you need a little help brushing up your final paper? Would you like some feedback on your job or graduate school applications? Come to WSP! We are offering drop-in hours during finals week for any last-minute questions. This is your last chance to see a writing counselor before the start of winter break. Please look below for more information on our finals week drop-in times: Monday through Wednesday from 1PM to 5PM. Finals week … Continue reading Fall 2016 Finals Week Drop-In Hours

Fall 2016 Drop-In Hours

Fall 2016 Drop-In Hours Writing Success Program (WSP) Drop-In Hours – Fall 2016 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 Fall 2016 Drop-In Hours Monday – Wednesday: 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Thursday – Friday: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM … Continue reading Fall 2016 Drop-In Hours

WSP is Back and Running for the Year

Hello dear readers and Bruins! We have great news! The Writing Success Program is back and running for the 2016-2017 academic year, with a new lineup of Writing & Creativity Counselors eager to see students. Students can start booking appointments today on our Setmore page. If you have never used our services before, we offer 1-hour-long 1-on-1 writing counseling sessions and 15-30 minute drop-ins during specified hours. … Continue reading WSP is Back and Running for the Year

Spring 2016 Finals Week Drop-in Hours!

Still need a little help brushing up your final paper? Working on job applications or personal statements? This is your last chance to see a writing counselor before the start of summer. Please look below for more information on our finals week drop-in times: Monday through Wednesday from 10AM to 4PM. Finals week drop-in hours run a little differently so please read our guidelines below. Sessions will … Continue reading Spring 2016 Finals Week Drop-in Hours!

How the Social Justice Referendum Supports Transfer Students

*This post is part of a series on the Social Justice Referendum (SJR) on the ballot for the 2016 USAC Elections at UCLA. The posts in this series are intended to showcase the different services the referendum will fund. Today’s post features transfer student experiences, and how services funded by SJR are crucial to their success.  For more information on the referendum and how it … Continue reading How the Social Justice Referendum Supports Transfer Students