Writing Center

Writing Center Events

Spring 2018
 

Citation Presentation 1 - APA

Thursday| March 1, 2018 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Kaplan Recreation Center 002

College students face many hurtles when writing academic papers. Each semester, the Writing Center sees citation as one of the largest, most frequently occurring issues during consultations. Thus, we figured: "Why not address the problem in a more proactive way." 

Hence the creation of "Citation Presentation" - a three-part series exploring common citation styles and the often confusing, often udpated guidelines each contains.

In part one, our tutors will explain the ins-and-outs of APA style. When all is said and done, those in attendance will know how to properly cite in this style. This event is run with the First-Year Experience in mind. Snacks will be served.

Citation Presentation 2 - Chicago

Tuesday| March 6, 2018 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Kaplan Recreation Center 002

Writing academic papers is tough. Is your paper well documented? Are your sources legitimate and accurately cited?

In part two of our three-part series of presentations on proper citation, Writing Center tutors will explain the ins-and-outs of Chicago style. This event is run with the First-Year Experience in mind. Snacks will be served.

Each semester, the Writing Center sees citation as one of the largest, monst frequently occurring issues during consultations. Our Citation Presentation series is a proactive way of meeting a demand, addressing a major obstacle that often hinders students' academic success.

Citation Presentation 3 - MLA

Thursday| March 8, 2018 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Kaplan Recreation Center 002

You have several great sources and want to include them in your academic paper. You've done academic papers before but not in the style your professor asks. What do you do? Don't worry, the Writing Center is here to help.

Each semester, the Writing Center sees citation as one of the largest, most reoccurring issues during consultations. We felt it our duty to develop a means of introducing students to the right way to integegrate outside material into their papers.

In part three  of our "Citation Presentation" series, Writing Center tutors will explain the basics of MLA-style and how it differs from other common styles. This event is run with the First-Year Experience in mind. Snacks will be served.

So You Want To Be A Writing Center Tutor?

Tuesday| March 20, 2018 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Aquinas Hall 163
Come learn what being a Writing Center Tutor is all about! Current and former tutors will share their experiences working in the Writing Center, showcasing their work, and answering audience questions. If attending this session piques your interest in being a tutor, the deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 20th!

3rd Annual MSMC Writing Contest

Monday | April 16, 2018 | 11:59 pm 
The MSMC Writing Center is now accepting submissions for its first annual Writing Contest. Students of any academic standing are eligible to enter. Essays must have been written for a MSMC course during the 2017-2018 academic year and should be primarily research-driven. Two $200 prizes will be awarded: one for the winning graduate-level entry and one for the winning undergraduate-level entry. A $50 Honorable Mention will also be awarded for each category. Prizes will be awarded in the form of a Visa gift card.

Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on April 16, 2018 via www.turnitin.com. Late entries will not be considered.

Login to Turnitin.com:

Class ID Number: 8521129

Password: knightwriter

Formatting:

  • Essays should be between 7-15 pages of text (excluding cover page, bibliography, abstract, footnotes, charts, graphs, appendices, etc.)
  • Essays should be saved in (.pdf) format
  • (.pdf) file should have the same title as the essay
  • No identifying information (name, address, student identification number, etc.) should be included anywhere in the (.pdf) document
  • Papers should be formatted using the corresponding style guide for the discipline in which they were written (e.g. APA for social sciences, MLA for English/Literature, AP for journalism)
  • Group papers are not eligible for the contest
  • By entering the essay contest, students agree to the terms of academic honesty and affirm that all work is their own

Entries will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Originality and soundness of argument (25%)
  • Integration of research (25%)
  • Organization (25%)
  • Professionalism (25%)

Writing Contest Winners - Reading & Brunch

Thursday | May 3, 2018 | 10:00-11:30 pm | Dominican Center Cafe (DC 110)
Come join us in the Dominican Center Cafe as winners from the 3rd Annual MSMC Writing Contest are announced. The brief ceremony will include the winners reading from their essays. A light brunch will follow.