Using APA Format Effectively

Thursday Oct. 8, 10:50 – 11:40 a.m.
Hoover 105
Presenter: Sue O'Donnell, Associate Professor of Psychology

Stressed out because you don't know APA style for citations?  This workshop is for you.  Sue O'Donnell (Associate Professor of Psychology) will cover American Psychological Association citation and reference formatting, along with several guidelines for writing APA stye.

Correcting Common Writing Mistakes

Thursday Oct. 15, 10:50 – 11:40 a.m.
Hoover 105
Presenter: Polly Peterson, Visiting Professor of English

When we write, we communicate -- sometimes more than we intend to.  Professors are primarily concerned with what you are thinking and how you have engaged with the ideas in the course, but they also have a hard time ignoring grammatical errors.  This workshop will help you understand, identify, and correct the top 10 grammatical errors that annoy professors the most.

Steps to Writing a Successful Research Paper

Thursday Oct. 22, 10:50 – 11:40 a.m.
Hoover 105
Presenter: Gary Tandy, Professor of English, and Sarah Stevenson, Public Services Librarian

Research papers can seem overwhelming, but following a step-by-step, organized approach can make your life much less stressful.  This session will walk through those steps and guide you to campus and internet resources to help make you a research pro.

Charting your Academic Path: MYGFU, Course Selection, and Effective Planning

Thursday Oct. 29, 10:50 – 11:40 a.m.
Hoover 105
Presenter: Kristie DeHaven, Senior CAP Coach, IDEA Center

Want to make sure you're on track to graduate, are registering for the classes you need, and know where to go if you have questions? In this workshop, CAP Coaches from the IDEA Center will give tips on how to use the degree audit, online catalog, class schedule, and other resources.  They will also discuss options if you're concerned about your midterm grades.

How to Get A's on All Your Tests (or at Least Become a Better Test Taker)

Thursday Nov. 5, 10:50 – 11:40 a.m.
Hoover 105
Presenter: Rick Muthiah, Associate Director of Learning Support Services

Do tests drive you crazy?  You read the book, did the assignments, studied the night before, and still didn't do as well as you wanted on your test;  what else can you do?  This session will cover several stratetiges for improving performance on tests.

Workshop Schedule

All workshops will be held Thursdays, 10:50 to 11:40 a.m.

Oct. 8

Using APA Format Effectively

Oct. 15

Correcting Common Writing Mistakes

Oct. 22 

Steps to Writing a Successful Research Paper

Oct. 29

Charting Your Academic Path

Nov. 5

How to Get A's on All Your Tests