For the Spring 2014 Semester, the Writing Center will present two workshop series. The first will focus on the process of writing an APA style research paper; the second will focus on writing for specific academic tasks. Each series will be presented in the GSU Library. Just ask the librarian at the desk for the room number. Below, you will find session descriptions, as well as date and time.

  • The Research Paper: Getting Started

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    Make a plan and make the grade! This workshop will show you how to find the resources that you need to write an almost stress-free research paper. Included  will be discussions of analyzing the assignment to make certain your paper is on target;  APA documentation styles and where to find the templates and information that make it so much easier;  and the importance of developing a focus statement to make organizing the paper a snap.
     
    Wednesday, April 2: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
    Thursday, April 3: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
    Contact: Writing Center (708) 235-7337
    Location: Library, Room TBA

  • Mastering APA Documentation Style

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    From templates to make formatting a snap, crediting sources in your paper, to following rules about contractions, this workshop will help you navigate APA formatting and style. If APA makes you nervous, come to this workshop.
     
    Wednesday, April 9: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
    Thursday, April 10: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
    Contact: Writing Center (708) 235-7337
    Location: Library, Room TBA

  • How to Use Your Sources without Plagiarizing: Paraphrasing without Pain

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    This workshop will show you how to paraphrase your sources so that you don’t plagiarize, as well as show you how to credit each source properly. Included will be discussion of plagiarism and ways to make absolutely certain that you avoid it, and the easiest way to properly format your Reference Page.
      
    Wednesday, April 16: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
    Thursday, April 17: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
    Contact: Writing Center (708) 235-7337
    Location: The Writing Center, Room C1321

  • The Research Paper: Finishing Touches

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    Almost finished with the research paper, but not quite? This workshop will show you what to look for to make certain that you submit a winning paper; an editing checklist to show you what to look for and resources to provide knowledgeable revision suggestions will be offered. 
     
    Wednesday, April 23: 3:00-4:00 p. m.
    Thursday, April 24: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
    Location: The Writing Center, Room C1321
    Contact: Writing Center (708) 235-7337

  • Reflections, Critical Reviews, and Strong Discussion Posts

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    Boost the power of your informal class writing with this workshop. Discussions of the resources available, plans for approaching the writing, and ways to power them up will lead to making your contributions really count. 
     
    Tuesday, February 11: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, March 18: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
    Location: The Writing Center, Room C1321
    Contact: Writing Center (708) 235-7337

  • Winning Essays for Scholarships and Graudate Admission

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    Are you thinking about applying for scholarship? Need to write an essay for admission to graduate school? Boost your chances with a winning essay. Showcase your strengths and talents so the selection committee will be certain that you are the best choice. This workshop will offer the "dos and don'ts" for writing a good essay, help you develop a plan, and provide sources for further one o one help during the process.

    Tuesday, January 28: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, May 6: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

    Location: The Writing Center, Room C1321

    Contact: Writing Center (708) 235-7337