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Get it Together: Strategies for Organizing Your Writing
Monday, November 16
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Discuss the features of an organized piece of writing.  Learn strategies for getting organized before and after you start writing.

Get it Together

Decoding Your Writing Assignment
Wednesday, November 11
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

The better you understand your writing prompt, the better your chances will be to write a strong essay.  It’s in the prompt where you find out what you are supposed to do and why you are supposed to do it.  However, finding that What and Why can be difficult.  Join Adam Robinson to discuss ways to make sense of your writing assignment in order to find direction, overcome writer’s block, and ultimately get words down on the page.  Bring your questions and any examples that you’d like to share.

Writing the Literature Review
Wednesday, October 28
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Discuss the purposes for writing literature reviews along with strategies for organizing and starting your own literature review.  Come with questions!

Polishing Your Paper: Editing for Style and Error
Thursday, October 22
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Get tips that will help you improve your proofreading skills and writing style.  Come with questions!

APA Style: An Introduction
Wednesday, October 14
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Adam Robinson will discuss approaches to citing sources in APA style that will both improve your writing and allow you to avoid plagiarism.  Adam encourages you to come with questions as well as examples from your writing that you don’t mind sharing with other attendees.

Tactics for Math Success
Tuesday, October 13
4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Learn strategies to help you ace your next math test.

Get it Together: Strategies for Organizing Your Writing
Monday, October 5
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Discuss the features of an organized piece of writing.  Learn strategies for getting organized before and after you start writing.

Decoding Your Writing Assignment
Tuesday, September 29
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

The better you understand your writing prompt, the better your chances will be to write a strong essay.  It’s in the prompt where you find out what you are supposed to do and why you are supposed to do it.  However, finding that What and Why can be difficult.  Join Adam Robinson to discuss ways to make sense of your writing assignment in order to find direction, overcome writer’s block, and ultimately get words down on the page.  Bring your questions and any examples that you’d like to share.

Cite Well, Cite Right: Using Sources to Strengthen Your Writing and Avoid Plagiarism
Wednesday, September 23
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Join Adam Robinson, the new McCarl Center Director, for a discussion about approaches to citing sources that will both improve your writing and allow you to avoid plagiarism.  Adam encourages you to come with questions as well as examples from your writing that you don’t mind sharing with other attendees.

Cite Well, Cite Right: Using Sources to Strengthen Your Writing and Avoid Plagiarism
Tuesday, September 22
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Join Adam Robinson, the new McCarl Center Director, for a discussion about approaches to citing sources that will both improve your writing and allow you to avoid plagiarism.  Adam encourages you to come with questions as well as examples from your writing that you don’t mind sharing with other attendees.