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Sixth College is happy to announce the opening of the Sixth College Writing Studio! The studio is designed to be a resource for CAT 1-2-3 and 125 students, offering in-depth, one-on-one writing coaching for assignments in CAT courses and beyond.
The studio is different from office hours with your TA in a number of ways. First, it is staffed by upper-division undergrads. Many of our writing consultants have gone through the CAT core sequence themselves, and all will offer writing advice and tips from a student's perspective. Second, our consultants will be able to work with you on your papers in greater detail than your TA can. Whereas TAs have a limited number of office hours, consultants at the writing studio will be available at a much wider range of times, and you can simply drop in to see them at any time that's convenient for you. Finally, the writing studio is located right where you live.
Where and when can you meet us?
Mondays: 6-10 PM
Tuesdays: 6-10 PM
Wednesdays: 6-10 PM
Thursdays: 6-10 PM
* Closed: Fridays, weekend days, and major holidays/academic breaks
Pepper Canyon Hall, room 261 (the Orange Room) is just across from the CAT office and next to the Digital Playroom; please note that there is no entrance to this room from the external hallway. To get there you need to enter through the door opposite the CAT office, number 258, then turn left at the end of the hall.)
What it is:
A growing program created to help CAT students improve their writing abilities and become more confident, capable, and happy writers. We are a team of CAT TAs and carefully selected UCSD seniors here to help you!
• We help with any aspect of writing, including organizational structure, theses, and grammar
• We tutor collaboratively – we work with you rather than just handing back a marked up paper
• We have all of your writing prompts!
Who We Help:
Any CAT student, including both those in CAT 1-2-3 and CAT 125.
UCSD Principles of Community
The CAT program stands behind UCSD's Principles of Community.
Assignments are due in hard copy to your TA at the beginning of the lecture unless otherwise stated. You must submit your assignments directly to your TA; you will not be able to leave papers for your TA at the Sixth College offices. Writing submitted late but before the end of the final exam period will be accepted but marked down by one grade notch for every day it is late.
You are required to complete and submit all assignments by the end of the final exam period in order to pass the course.
All graded writing must be submitted to Turnitin.com to receive credit. Late submissions will be penalized. If an assignment is not time stamped in Turnitin.com by midnight on the date it is due, it will be reduced by one full grade (ie.: an A would be lowered to a B).
All work that you submit for credit in CAT is expected to be your own original work, created specifically for this class. Where you are making appropriate use of the work of another person, which may include brief quotations, photographs or drawings, charts, special information, specific arguments, etc., you must credit the author of that work by using appropriate and complete citations as discussed in the document “Using and Citing Sources” on the course website. If you wish to include in your CAT assignments any data, information, writing, or artwork that you have produced for another course, you must first consult with and obtain permission from your TA.
Plagiarism refers to the use of another’s work without full acknowledgment, whether by suppressing the reference, neglecting to identify direct quotations, paraphrasing closely or at length without citing sources, spuriously identifying quotations or data, or cutting and pasting the work of multiple authors into a single undifferentiated whole. Do not ask or allow friends or family members to write or substantially edit your work. That is both a violation of academic integrity and a short-circuiting of the learning process.
UCSD has a university-wide Policy on Integrity of Scholarship, which can be found online at http://senate.ucsd.edu/manual/appendices/appendix2.pdf. All students must read and be familiar with this Policy. Students found to have violated UCSD's standards for academic integrity may receive both administrative sanctions extending up to and including suspension or dismissal, and academic sanctions including failure in the assignment or failure in the course.
Attendance and Participation
Attendance is required at all lectures. Also, your presence in section is necessary for you to be graded on participation.
Please turn off your phone ringtone before lecture and section begin. Do not use laptops, cellphones, and other electronic devices in class in ways not relevant to the course. If it turns out that electronic devices are detracting from the classroom experience, we will institute a more stringent policy.
Students With Special Needs
In accordance with UCSD policy, arrangements to accommodate disabilities and other special individual needs must be made with the professor within the first two weeks of the quarter.
Participation Grading Criteria
Here is a description of the kind of participation in the course that would earn you an A, B, C, etc. Your TA may use pluses and minuses to reflect your participation more fairly, but on this sheet we will simply show a general description for each letter grade.