For the Fall 2014 Semester, the Writing Center will present three 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; and the third will address issues in writing in a twenty minute workshop. Each series will be presented in the Academic Resource Center, B1215. Just ask the receptionist for the specific 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.
     
    Thursday, September 25: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
    Contact: Writing Center (708) 235-7337
    Location: Academic Resource Center B1215

  • 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.
     
    Thursday, October 9: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
    Contact: Writing Center (708) 235-7337
    Location: Academic Resource Center B1215

  • 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.
      
    Thursday, October 23: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
    Contact: Writing Center (708) 235-7337
    Location: Academic Resource Center B1215

  • 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. 
     
    Thursday, Novemer 13: 3:00-4:00 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. 
     
    Monday, September 15: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Monday, October 6: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Location: Academic Resource Center B1215
    Contact: Writing Center (708) 235-7337

  • Winning Essays for Scholarships and Graudate 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, September 8: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, September 10: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Monday, November 10: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, November 19: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center B1215

    Contact: Writing Center (708) 235-7337

  • Finding Your Own Writing Process: What Works for YOU

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    Understanding how your own writing process works is the best way to become a good writer. This workshop will investigate different approaches to good writing; we will help you understand the best way to pre-write, write, and revise for you. 

    Monday, October 6: 11:00-11:20 a.m.

    Wednesday, October 15: 3:00-3:20 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center B1215

    Contact: Writing Center (708) 235 7337

  • Getting Started

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    The most important thing you can do when beginning a writing assignment is to make certain that you thoroughly understand the assignment. This workshop will provide tips for analyzing the written assignment to make certain you  are moving in the right direction. 

    Monday, October 13: 11:00-11:20 a.m.

    Wednesday, October 22: 3:00-3:20 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center B1215

    Contact: Writing Center (708) 235 7337

  • Finding Your Focus

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    Finding exactly what you want to write about and understanding why you want to write about are both important. Putting that information into writing is a key part of a successful piece of writing. In this session, we will discuss arriving at and writing a focus statement. 

    Monday, October 20: 11:00-11:20 a.m.

    Wednesday, October 29: 3:00-3:20 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center B1215

    Contact: Writing Center (708) 235 7337

  • Organizing Your Writing

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    Shaping your writing in a way that is easy for the reader to follow will make your writing more effective. This workshop will help you determine where your own writing might "go off the path" and guide you toward organizing your work in the best manner possible. 

    Monday, October 27: 11:00-11:20 a.m.

    Wednesday, November 5: 3:00-3:20 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center B1215

    Contact: Writing Center (708) 235 7337

  • Supporting Your Writing

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    Giving your reader enough information to understand and believe what you are saying is very important. This workshop will discuss the elements of successful writing: giving definitions of specialized language, providing examples that make a point, and perhaps even relying on outside sources to support your work.

    Monday, November 3: 11:00-11:20 a.m.

    Wednesday, November 12: 3:00-3:20 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center B1215

    Contact: Writing Center (708) 235 7337

  • Style and Mechanics

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    One of the ways that readers determine that a writer is "reliable" and "educated" is grammatically correct writing. This workshop will provide methods for proofreading your work to find and correct these kinds of errors in your writing. 

    Monday, November 10: 11:00-11:20 a.m.

    Wednesday, November 19: 3:00-3:20 p.m.

    Location: Academic Resource Center B1215

    Contact: (708) 235 7337