For the Spring 2015 Semester, the Writing Center will present workshops to help you polish up your graduate admission essay, write your discussion board posts, and learn to work through any stage of the writing process. We are presenting a workshop series, "The APA Research Paper" which will break down the process of writing an APA style research paper. Each workshop will be presented in the Academic Resource Center, B1215. There is no pre-registration required. Just ask the receptionist for the specific room number. Below, you will find session descriptions, as well as date and time.



  • Finding Your Focus

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    Sometimes getting started with your paper is the hardest part; we offer tips for analyzing your assignment so that you are heading in the right direction, discuss brain-storming ideas, and helping you determine the significance of your ideas.


    Wednesday, January 28th, 11:00-12:00 p.m. 

    Wednesday, February 25th, 11:00-12:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, March 25th, 11:00-12:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, April 22nd, 11:00-12:00 p.m.

    Contact: Writing Center (708) 235-7337
    Location: Academic Resource Center B1215

     

  • Organizing Your Paper

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    Whether you call it “flow”, coherence, or  logical order, your writing needs to follow some sort of plan as you move from one thought to another. We’ll talk about how to put your paper together so that the reader may follow your thoughts easily.


    Wednesday, February, 4th 11:00-12:00 p.m.   

    Wednesday, March 4th, 11:00-12:00 p.m.  

    Wednesday, April 1st 11:00-12:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, May 6th 11:00-12:00 p.m.

    Contact: Writing Center (708) 235-7337
    Location: Academic Resource Center B1215

       

     

  • Developing Your Ideas

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    Too much information? Your reader will be bored. Not enough? Your reader will be confused. Learn how to develop your writing so that you give your reader just the right amount of information.

    Wednesday, February 11 11:00-12:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, March 11 11:00-12:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, April 8 11:00-12:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, May 13 11:00-12:00 p.m.

    Contact: Writing Center (708) 235-7337

    Location: Academic Resource Center B1215


     

     

  • Finishing Touches

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    Wait. Don’t turn that paper in yet. We  can offer editing and proofreading tips that will take your final version from just okay to excellent. 

    Wednesday, February 18th11:00-12:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, March 18th11:00-12:00 p.m.  

    Wednesday, April 15th 11:00-12:00 p.m.

     Wednesday, April 29th11:00-12:00 p.m.

    Contact: Writing Center (708) 235-7337
    Location: Academic Resource Center B1215

     

     

  • The APA 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. 

    Getting Started Powerpoint
     
    Monday, March 9: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
    Contact: Writing Center (708) 235-7337
    Location: Academic Resource Center B1215

  • The APA Research Paper: 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. 

    APA Style Powerpoint
     
    Monday, March 23: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
    Contact: Writing Center (708) 235-7337
    Location: Academic Resource Center B1215

  • The APA Research Paper: 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.  

    Paraphrasing and Citing Powerpoint
    Monday, April 6: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
    Contact: Writing Center (708) 235-7337
    Location: Academic Resource Center B1215

  • The APA 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.  

    Finishing Touches Powerpoint 
    Monday, April 20: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Contact: Writing Center (708) 235-7337

    Location: Academic Resource Center B1215

  • 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. 
     Writing Strong Discussion Board Posts, Reflections, Critical Reviews, and Essays Powerpoint

    Tuesday, February 3: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, February 10: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, March 3: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, March 10: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, April 7: 3:00-4:00 p.m.


    Location: Academic Resource Center B1215
    Contact: Writing Center (708) 235-7337

  • Winning Essays for Scholarships and Graduate Admission

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    Are you thinking about applying for a 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 on one help during the process.

    Monday, January 26: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

    Monday, February 2: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

    Monday, February 9: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

    Monday, April 6: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

    Monday, April 13: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center B1215

    Contact: Writing Center (708) 235-7337