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FALL 2017 WRITING CENTER HOURS 

 Beginning Sept. 11 -Dec. 9
Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday (Starting Sept 16th) 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday CLOSED

 

UPCOMING SEPT/OCT WORKSHOPS

What Goes Where?
Presenter: Anna Rieve
Learn how to narrow topics, write creative introductions and effective thesis statements, and employ techniques that enrich your prose.
Mon., Sept. 11 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Thur., Sept. 21 6:00-7:30 p.m.

 

Lab Reports 101
Presenter: Brittany Whitstone
Learn the basics of writing lab reports including structure, con-tent, and citing. Suggested for students in the Health Sciences.
Mon., Sept. 11 1:00-2:00 p.m. in A104

 

Structural Studies 1301: How to Organize Compositions
Presenter: Brittany Whitstone
Learn different effective ways to organize your compositions.
Tue., Sept. 12 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 16 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Tackle Time Management: The Smart Way
Presenters: Pamela Love-White & Yajaira Diaz, Counseling
Learn how to prioritize and schedule.
Tues., Sept 12 1:00-2:00 p.m. in A104

Calculator Basics: TI/83 and TI/84
Presenter: Saranya Rajendran
Your new best friend. We will teach you the basic functions and tips to successfully use your calculator in math courses. You can also have the newest Operating System installed afterwards. Recommended for 0305-0406, 1314-1414.
Wed., Sept. 13 1:00 in A104

Evaluating Health Information on the Internet
Presenter: Joan Mendez
Looking for reliable health information for your research paper or for personal use? Learn how to find and evaluate health information sites on the internet based on accuracy, authority, bias, currency, and coverage.
Wed., Sept. 13 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Conquering APA Format
Presenters: Professors Michael Rose, Kyle Edens, Carolyn Pravatta
Learn how to manage documentation and formatting in APA, required in Psychology and many other social and natural sciences.
Thur., Sept. 14 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Thur., Oct. 12 1:00-2:30 p.m.

College Math: Not Like Your High School Math Courses
Presenter: Jill Cyr
College math can be very different from your high school math courses. We’ll discuss these differences and teach study skills to use in college math courses. Recommended for Dev. Math, 1314-1342.
Thur., Sept. 14 1:00-2:00 p.m. in A104

Plagiarism: How Do I Know?
Presenter: Brittany Whitstone
Learn the simple differences between summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting so you can avoid committing unintentional plagiarism.
Mon., Sept. 18 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Tue., Oct. 10 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Visits with Granny Grammar: Subject/Verb Agreements
Presenter: Anna Rieve Do your papers say “Good Content, but Poor Grammar”? We’ll discuss the most common grammar errors, how to recognize them in your own writing, and how to correct them. And, I promise, we’ll have fun!
Tues., Sept. 19 1:00- 2:00 p.m. in A104

Write for the Money
Presenter: Sonya Kandah
Get tips to craft the winning essay that sets you apart. If you’re looking for a scholarship to help offset the financial burden, we will also search to locate credible scholarships.
Tues., Sept. 19 6:00-7:00 p.m. in A104

Examining Health Science Databases
Presenter: Joan Mendez
Learn how to effectively navigate and search Health Science databases like PubMed and CINAHL to make the most of your research time.
Wed., Sept. 20 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Tue., Oct. 17 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Chicago: My Kind of Style
Presenters: Professors Melody Miyamoto-Walters and Bonnie Ford
Learn the basics of Chicago Manual of Style, which includes footnotes and endnotes. This style is often required in history classes.
Thur., Sept. 21 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Thur., Oct. 5 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Sat., Oct. 7 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Business Communications
Presenter: Professor Robert O’Bert
Writing at work can be very different from writing papers in college, but there are some shared skills that will help you excel in both places. This workshop will help you to identify these skills and make a plan to develop them.
Fri., Sep. 22 11:30-12:20 p.m.

Research Survival Toolkit
Presenter: Pamela Neubauer
Learn what library tools are available for writing your research paper and how to get started before it’s too late.
Mon., Sept. 25 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Thur., Sept. 28 6:00-7:30 p.m.

MLA Made Simple
Presenter: Professor Audra Heaslip
Learn the basics of MLA documentation, including proper paper format, internal citations, and works cited.
Wed., Sept. 27 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 9 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Connecting the Dots: Focus and Flow
Presenter: Brittany Whitstone
Learn how to help readers easily follow the ideas in your writing from point A to point B.
Tue., Oct. 3 1:00-2:30 p.m.

College Math: Taking Notes and Doing Homework
Presenter: Jill Cyr
Note taking doesn’t just happen in the classroom. You’ll learn to take effective notes before, during, and after lectures. We’ll also address how to complete online home-work. Recommended for Dev. Math, 1314-1342.
Wed., Oct. 4 1:00- 2:00 p.m. in A104

Visits with Granny Grammar: Grammar/Punctuation
Presenter: Anna Rieve
Do your papers say “Good Content, but Poor Grammar”? We’ll discuss the most common grammar errors, how to recognize them in your own writing, and how to correct them. And, I promise, we’ll have fun!
Thur., Oct. 5 5:00-6:00 p.m. in A104

Study Smarter, Not Harder: Strategies for Success
Presenters: Pamela Love-White & Yajaira Diaz, Counseling
Learn to self-monitor by active reading, taking notes, and participating in class.
Wed., Oct. 11 1:00-2:00 p.m. in A104

College Math: Test Taking and Problem Solving
Presenter: Jill Cyr
This workshop discusses general problem solving skills and test taking strategies for college math courses. Recommended for Dev. Math,1314-1342.
Mon., Oct. 16 1:00-2:00 p.m. in A104

How Creative Writing and Literary Devices Can Help Strengthen and Enhance Academic Essays
Presenter: Professor Deborah Anderson
This presentation and workshop will be interactive. Please bring a topic, carefully crafted thesis statement or draft of an essay to actively apply these techniques.
Tue., Oct. 17 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 21 11:00-12:00 p.m.

Preserving Your History through Life Writing
Presenter: Professor Deartra Boone
Using Life Writing Genre, one can preserve their history for all those who come after them. This genre of personal writing is important because it allows the writer to leave a record of their life for humanity to learn from and read about.
Wed., Oct. 18 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Googling Google
Presenter: Stephen Lingrell
Learn to use Google more effectively, employing advanced search syntax, new Google search sites, and how to evaluate your Google results.
Wed., Oct. 18 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Working With Data and Graphs
Presenter: Professor Lorena Rodriguez
Learn where to find reliable business and economic data and how to painlessly insert it into your research paper.
Thur., Oct. 19 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Online Health Resources for the Busy Clinician and Patient
Presenter: Joan Mendez
Need to find reliable health information quickly? Learn about several free websites that provide drug, patient education, evidence-based resources, and more. Get the right info for your references.
Mon., Oct. 23 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Dos and Don’ts of PowerPoint for Presentations
Presenters: Professors Jillian DeShazo and Judi Wohead
Come learn the best way to format slides that your audience will find informative and engaging. Once those slides are formatted to perfection, we will discuss how to successfully interact with PowerPoint during a presentation.
Tue., Oct. 24 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Outlining Backwards
Presenter: Shannon Abbott
Learn to identify a basic structure you can use for your persuasive/argument paper.
Tue., Oct. 24 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Making a Good Impression, One Word at a Time
Presenter: Abigail Manuel
Want to make a good impression on potential employers? In this workshop, learn the ins and outs of writing cover letters, résumés, and getting an interview so you can make your first impression a good one and get the job of your dreams.
Thur., Oct 26 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Lab Reports 101
Presenter: Brittany Whitstone
Learn the basics of writing lab reports including structure, con-tent, and citing. Suggested for students in the Health Sciences.
Mon., Oct. 30 1:00-2:00 p.m. in A104


The Writing Center offers Collin College students and community members free one-on-one tutoring with degreed professionals in all areas of writing. 
Appointments must be made in advance. Sign up via online using the below link or call us at 972-548-6857 for detailed instructions. All appointments start on the hour and usually last between 40-50 minutes, depending on your needs.

 https://mywco.com/cpc

 

 


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Welcome to the Writing Center! Please acquaint yourself with the following policies: 

  1. You must be seeking help with a short term project.
  2. You accept responsibility for your final draft.
  3. You are limited to two consultations per week (one per day).
  4. Students may cancel an appointment online through www.mywco.com/cpc or be denied access for 4 school days.

Students must bring a copy of the assignment instructions, along with a printed copy of their draft. If the students are uncertain how to begin the paper, the consultant can often help them generate ideas and a strategy for developing the paper. In addition to college compositions, consultants can also help students with college scholarship essays and letters of application.

 

Location:
A-104, inside the Center for Academic Assistance, first floor of the A wing at the Central Park Campus

Visits are limited to two per week, one per day.
Contact specific campuses for walk-in appointment hours.