PCS Workshop: Writing A Research Paper

As the semester winds down, deadlines for your term papers are likely beginning to look larger.  But don’t stress!  Instead, bring those assignments with you to to the writing center;’s final workshop of the semester.  In this session, we will work on finding useful sources to put your bibliography together as well as strategies for integrating More …

PCS Student Workshop: Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism

Do you need to learn when and how to cite sources?  Do you have questions about avoiding plagiarism?  Bring any questions or concerns to our workshop where we will go over writing and research strategies for maintaining academic integrity.  This workshop is mandatory for students who are starting in the Spring 2018 term.

PCS Workshop: They Say/I Say: Entering the Academic Conversation

Join us for the final Writing Center workshop of the semester where we will raise the stakes from where we began with properly citing sources.  Building off the popular writing manual They Say/I Say, we will practice how to best position your argument within a larger debate on your topic that includes your sources and More …

PCS Workshop: Social Justice Forum Discussion: Assimilation and our Educational System

The post-World War II era provided many opportunities for assimilation, particularly in the suburbs and on college campuses.  Assimilation has been a force that shaped the United States even after periods of dissent and marked policy changes meant to eliminate racial and socio-economic disparities (i.e. Reconstruction, Brown v. Board of Education).  Assimilation became connected to More …

PCS Workshop: Demystifying ‘Flow’ and Effective Essay Organization

Has a professor ever suggested improving the ‘flow’ of an essay draft, but you weren’t sure where to start? What was it that made the ‘flow’ seem off anyway? In this workshop we will explore how to choose (and test) an effective organization for an essay while utilizing different types of transitions throughout to demonstrate More …

PCS Student Workshop: Academic Integrity-Safeguarding Against Plagiarism Option 2

This workshop is open to all PCS students and is mandatory for students starting the Fall 2017 term.   This workshop will help students understand what academic integrity entails, and how they can avoid the pitfalls of plagiarism.  Not only will we discuss these concepts, but we will practice proper quotation, documentation, and paraphrasing exercises More …

PCS Student Workshop “MLA Style Bootcamp”

What is MLA? What does it exist? Why do we even need it?  MLA Style or Modern Language Association Style helps you to keep track of where your information came from and its relevance to your topic and argument in an essay.  Knowing how to write effective research papers or formal writing is important for More …