In the First-year Writing Seminars, Rice students start developing the skills they need to communicate effectively throughout their time at the university. In addition, students can attend workshops through the Center for Academic and Professional Communication or make an appointment for one-on-one consultations to review an assignment.
Check out our workshops on topics like procrastination, oral presentations, and slide design, as well as our COMM 300 and COMM 415 course! We also maintain a list of online resources to assist undergraduate students in completing essays, presentations, and posters, and students can book one-on-one consultations to discuss an assignment.
The PWC provides graduate students with workshops tailored to their academic goals and a curated list of online communication resources. Graduate students can also schedule one-on-one consultations in the Center for Academic and Professional Communication to help them succeed in written, oral, and visual assignments.
We provide resources to assist students whose first language is not English with communication assignments and courses. Students can make appointments for one-on-one consultations in the Center for Academic and Professional Communication or attend communication workshops and credit-bearing courses.
We partner with instructors and departments to create communication instruction for their students, from classroom presentations to individual and group coaching. We also assist faculty in creating rigorous communication assignments and assessment tools tailored to their discipline.
Upcoming Workshops & Events
Oral Presentation Skills
This series of 3 classes will provide students the opportunity to learn and practice the presentation skills most essential for academic and professional success. Students will learn practical techniques for designing, preparing and delivering an effective speech. In addition, students will learn to control nervousness and grow confidence. Each student will receive an individualized set of recommendations to help them become a better presenter and communicator. This workshop is targeted to graduate students, but advanced undergraduates are welcome. Limited to 15 participants. *This workshop is full - registration is now closed. Click here to be added to the waitlist. Dates & times: February 19, 26, March 5; 4-6 PM