University of California, Riverside

Inland Area Writing Project

Improving Students' Analytical Writing

The Inland Area Writing Project

Cordially invites middle school and high school teachers to a professional development series which is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. These workshops can also be tailored and delivered as professional development at individual school sites.

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Our Summer ISAW Workshop Series will be held:

  • Dates: Monday-Wednesday,  June 26, 27 and 28, 2017

  • Time: 9AM-3PM (Please arrive by 8:45am for check in)

  • Location: UC Riverside, Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HMNSS) Room 1500

  • Registration Fee (includes educational materials, light morning snacks and lunch):  $275.00

  • Parking is available for $9 per day in Lot 1.  You will need to visit the University Kiosk on W. Campus Dr. to purchase a blue permit for Lot 1.  The kiosk can accept cash or card.

  • Internet access will be available.  Guest passwords will be provided at the workshop.

  • One unit of continuing credit at $65 may be purchased through UCR Extension (optional).
  • Please bring a laptop or tablet if possible.
  • If you have any further questions on the day of the workshop, please feel free to contact Agnes Mazur at (510) 381-6444 


Improving Students’ Analytical Writing (I.S.A.W.)

Improving Students’ Analytical Writing (ISAW) is the California Writing Project’s nationally recognized program that provides teachers—secondary, community college, and university—with a professional community focused on empowering all students to write academically, analytically, and engagingly. Join us for a four-day hands-on collaborative workshop that will introduce strategies designed to be used with a wide variance of student demographics in order to address the disjunction between the critical reading and academic writing skills of secondary students and the demands of post-secondary education. All strategies will correlate with the Common Core State Standards and will coordinate with the Expository Reading and Writing Course that is currently in use in middle schools and high schools.



Day 1

 Building Bridges: Improving Students’ Analytical Reading

 Conducting Socratic Seminars as a Rhetorical Strategy

Day 2

Rhetorical Precis Writing

Rhetorical Analysis Strategies to Support Changes in the SAT

Day 3

Argumentative Writing: Claims, Evidence & Warrants

Using Rubrics to Teach Students Self & Peer Assessment



If you would like more information or have questions, please contact: or 951-827-3666.

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