Writing Workshop Series

Photo of ELP student writing a paper in class
  • Workshop dates: March 12-26, Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Workshop times: 5-7 p.m.
  • Application deadline: February 27, 2024
  • Workshop fee: $250 
    Due to program funding, the fee for LPS students is $200.


Penn's English Language Programs is offering a workshop series on completing graduate writing tasks in English. The series is recommended for international master's degree, PhD, and post-doc students and will include five two-hour workshops. As the series will build on skills, students should plan to attend all workshops in the series.

In these workshops, you will improve your:

  • Understanding of the writing conventions and stylistic features of academic American English and your field
  • Word choice, clarity, accuracy, and flow of academic written language
  • Noticing and self-editing skills

Workshop series topics

  • Session 1: Problem/solution
  • Session 2: Extended definition
  • Session 3: Process description
  • Session 4: Data commentary
  • Session 5: Summaries

Financial aid

If you are not able to cover the cost of the workshop series, please complete the workshop registration form and indicate that you intend to apply for one of the financial aid awards. The deadline for applying for financial aid is February 28.

The ELP has a limited number of financial aid awards available due to the generosity of the Greenfield Intercultural CenterGraduate and Professional Student Assembly, and the Penn GSE master's in intercultural communication .