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Director: Theresa Nicolay
Location: Golisano Gateway, Top Floor
Phone: (585) 385-8151
Email: tnicolay@sjfc.edu

Writing Workshop Schedule

APA for Graduate Students: Common Questions (CAE Student Success Workshop)

Wed., February 17, 2016 at 6:00 PM
This workshop will cover the nuts and bolts of APA papers--details that demand more time to complete correctly than you might expect. Bring a paper that you are working on to review the proper format for headings, in-text source citations, references, and tables. For more information, contact Dr. Theresa Nicolay at tnicolay@sjfc.edu.

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Summarizing and Annotating Scholarship (CAE Student Success Workshop)

Wed., February 24, 2016 at 5:00 PM
This workshop will guide you through summarizing, annotating, and comprehending scholarly sources so that you can successfully incorporate them into your papers. RW 199 students are especially encouraged to attend this workshop. For more information, contact Dr. Theresa Nicolay at tnicolay@sjfc.edu.

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Finding Legal Resources (CAE Student Success Workshop)

Wed., March 09, 2016 at 5:00 PM
Almost any research topic can be explored and enhanced through the lens of laws and regulations; however, legal information can be the most challenging to find. This workshop will instruct students on the basics of legal research using the library’s resources as well as freely available government websites. Learn how to quickly find legislative, regulatory, and judicial information. For more information, contact Dr. Theresa Nicolay at tnicolay@sjfc.edu.

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Incorporating Sources the MLA Way (CAE Student Success Workshop)

Thu., March 10, 2016 at 12:30 PM
This workshop will cover techniques for introducing and blending source material into your MLA-style papers. It will also address strategies for the prevention of inadvertent plagiarism. For more information, contact Dr. Theresa Nicolay at tnicolay@sjfc.edu.

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Writing for the Social Sciences (CAE Student Success Workshop)

Tue., March 15, 2016 at 12:30 PM
This workshop will review the elements of an APA style paper. Topics will include abstracts, literature reviews, heading levels, APA writing style, manuscript structure and content, differences between an abstract and lit review, integration of source material. For more information, contact Dr. Theresa Nicolay at tnicolay@sjfc.edu.

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Writing a Literature Review (CAE Graduate Student Workshop)

Wed., March 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM
Whether writing a research paper or a dissertation, literature reviews help to explain and synthesize important texts for the writing project, allow the writer to get a broader picture of the sources, and provide readers with a context for the research. From getting oriented to completing this portion of the research project, this workshop will walk you through the process of writing a literature review while highlighting key features along the way. For more information, contact Dr. Theresa Nicolay at tnicolay@sjfc.edu.

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Cite This! (CAE Student Success Workshop)

Thu., March 31, 2016 at 12:30 PM
This workshop is based on the principles of plagiarism in relation to academic honesty and intellectual property. Who owns it, and can I use it? Students will come to understand these principles by creating a piece of intellectual property and a citation for it. For more information, contact Dr. Theresa Nicolay at tnicolay@sjfc.edu.

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Coping with Grammar (CAE Student Success Workshop)

Tue., April 05, 2016 at 12:30 PM
Confused by commas? Wracking your brains over run-ons? Fatigued by fragments? This workshop is designed to take the mystery out of some of the most common sentence-level errors that students make. Participants in this workshop are encouraged to bring examples of their own work; however, sample sentences will be provided. For more information, contact Dr. Theresa Nicolay at tnicolay@sjfc.edu.

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Revision and Editing (CAE Student Success Workshop)

Wed., April 06, 2016 at 5:00 PM
Few writers get it right the first time. Writing is thinking, and that means that as we write, our ideas develop and sometimes change entirely. Revision means adding, removing, and rearranging paragraphs and ideas, whereas editing involves relatively minor changes. In this workshop we will discuss and practice strategies for both. For more information, contact Dr. Theresa Nicolay at tnicolay@sjfc.edu.

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CAE Academic Workshops

The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) offers many workshops on topics such as Writing and Research, Study Skills, Career Preparation, Technology, Academic Advising, and more.

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