Students and postdoctoral fellows developed their writing skills with a full-day workshop and writing retreat last week. Drs. Sara Saylor and Tom Lindsay from The University Writing Center (UWC) visited the Port Aransas campus to help our students and scientists develop strategies and techniques to help write scientific manuscripts and proposals. The workshop included discussions such as beneficial writing habits and how to edit and give feedback on manuscripts. For the writing retreat the following day, participants focused on quiet, sustained writing and had the opportunity for individual consultations. These retreats are offered regularly on main campus. We are very pleased that the consultants traveled to our satellite campus and serve our students and scientists. Liz DeHart, STEM librarian for Marine Science, and Christina Bonsell, Graduate Student Association, organized the event.