Writing Workshop



  • Aimed at
    Students in 5th year of secondary school interested in applying to Universidad del Pacífico through the Selective Admission process, Direct Entry on Academic Merit or Direct entry for Baccalaureate Graduates. Also aimed at the general public.​

  • Aim of the workshop

    To provide participants with fundamental tools for writing formal texts, such as essays.​

  • Workshop Contents


    Session I
    • Thinking and Language: Discourse organization
    • Organization of information in a text
    • Discrimination: main and secondary ideas
    • Introduction, body and conclusions
    • Discourse markers: variations on how to introduce the topic of a text. Examples.
    • Logical structure: order and content of ideas
    Session II
    • Essays: form, structure and content
    • Type of register. The formal register.
    • Use of the third person
    • Discourse markers: proceeding to a new topic. Examples.
    • ​Discourse markers: continuing in the same topic. Examples.
    Session III​
    • Reading as a model for writing
    • Discourse markers: references
    • Discourse markers: linkers for distinction, emphasis, etc.
    Session IV
    • Stages of the writing process: intellection, invention, arrangement and writing
    • The layout
    • The definition: noun base and complements​

  • Workshop schedule
    Group IFrom May 9th to 26th, 2016​June 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th, 2016
    ​Group IIFrom June 13th to July 1st, 2016 July 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd, 2016
    Group II​From July 11th to 25th, 2016​August 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, 2016
    ​Group IVFrom August 15th to 29th, 2016September 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th, 2016
    Group VFrom September 19th to 29th, 2016October 1st, 15th, 22nd and 29th, 2016

    Registration is done on the UP Portal (up.edu.pe/portalUP)

  • Timetable

    Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 1:10 p.m.​