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Mark your calendars now for Fall 2012 Workshops!

Write in Your Own Voice and Avoid Plagiarism

Do you procrastinate on writing assignments? Do you have false starts? ...spin your wheels? Do your sources seem unclear or even unfriendly - as if they don't want you to understand them? Are you unsure about how to work them into your writing? Are you afraid of plagiariing, but don't really understand how it's defined?

In this workshop, experienced, friendly writing center consultants walk you through each step in the academic writing process, from understanding your assignment to comprehending sources, dialoging with them in your writing, and citing them correctly. You will take away a reliable step-by-step method for finishing a paper on or before the deadline and feeling confident it is your own good work! The method is transferable to any writing project: you will use it in every college course you take. Bring questions, assignment instructions if you have them, and any other writing concern.

  • Tuesday, September 11, 2 - 5 p.m., Midway Room 105
  • Saturday, September 15, 1 - 4 p.m., Saint Johns Hall L11
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2 - 5 p.m., Midway Room 105
  • Thursday, September 27, 2 - 5 p.m., Saint Johns Hall L11 

Writing Center tutors are available to visit your classroom for presentations on citation styles and other relevant writing topics.

All workshops are open to students, faculty and staff of Metropolitan State University.

More questions? Contact the Metropolitan State University Writing Center at centerfolk@metrostate.edu, 651-793-1460, 651-793-1463 (Fax). Persons with a disability who need reasonable accommodations may call Disability Services at 651-793-1540 or 651-772-7687 (TTY).

Schedule is current as of August 3, 2012.

Brooklyn Park - Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Education Center Minneapolis Campus Midway Center Saint Paul Campus Saint Paul Campus