Workshops

Using APA Format Effectively

Thursday, Jan. 28, 10:50 – 11:40 a.m.
Lemmons 8
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 in APA style.

Correcting Common Writing Mistakes

Thursday, Feb. 4, 10:50 – 11:40 a.m.
Lemmons 8
Presenter: Polly Peterson, Assistant 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.

Using MLA Format Effectively 

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 3:30 - 4:14 p.m.
Hoover 105
Presenter: Kathy Heininge

Stressed out because you don't know MLA style for citations? This workshop is for you. This session will cover the Modern Language Association citation and reference formatting, along with several guidelines for writing in MLA style.

Microsoft Word and Google Docs: Formatting Basics

Thursday, Feb. 11, 10:50 – 11:40 a.m.
Lemmons 8
Presenters: Kandi Comfort, IT Services, Hannah Adderly, Coordinator of the Academic Resource Center

Spending so much time formatting your papers that you don't have time to write them? This workshop can help answer basic questions about creating and formatting documents in Microsoft Word and GoogleDocs. Bring your computers!

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

Thursday, Feb. 18, 10:50 – 11:40 a.m.
Lemmons 8
Presenters: Rick Muthiah, 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 strategies for improving performance on tests.

Status Check: Midterms Aftermath and How to Move Forward

Thursday, Feb. 25, 10:50 – 11:40 a.m.
Lemmons 8
Presenters: Hannah Adderley, Coordinator of the Academic Resource Center

Worn out by midterms and not sure how you'll last until finals? Seen your midterm grades and want to improve? This workshop provides some tangible and practical ways to move toward greater academic performance after the midterm season.

Steps to Writing a Successful Research Paper

Thursday, March 3, 10:50 – 11:40 a.m.
Lemmons 8
Presenters: 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, & Effective Planning

Thursday, March 10, 10:50 – 11:40 a.m.
Lemmons 8
Presenters: 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.

Workshop Schedule

Jan. 28

Using APA Format Effectively

Feb. 4 

Correcting Common Writing Mistakes

Feb. 10 

Using MLA Format Effectively 

Feb. 11

Microsoft Word and Google Docs: Formatting Basics

Feb. 18

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

Feb. 25

Status Check: Midterms Aftermath and How to Move Forward

March 3

Steps to Writing a Successful Research Paper

March 10

Charting Your Academic Path: MyGFU, Course Selection, & Effective Planning