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Academic Reading and Writing Support

The O’Neill Center for Academic Development and the St. Catherine University Libraries announce a suite of Fall workshops for Graduate students. Designed specifically for St. Kate’s Graduate students, the workshops will focus on developing and improving skills in reading, writing, and documenting sources in APA style. The dates and topics of workshops are listed below.

All of these workshops are face-to-face on the St. Paul campus. We regret that we were not able over the summer to produce equivalent tutorials for online and distance students; planning them took longer and more effort than our time permitted. Please know we hope to have these as soon as we are able.

Workshops Offered in Fall 2016

Effective Writing Strategies:  Sat., Sep. 17, 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Designed for students from any discipline who would like to learn about and get hands-on practice with writing. Issues covered include writing anxiety, understanding the importance of audience, purpose, and voice, structure in writing, and use of support. Presented by O’Neill Center staff.

Introduction to APA:   Sat., Sep. 17, 9-11:00 a.m.  AND  Wed., Sep. 21, 6-8:00 p.m.  (2 sessions offered)

For beginners or intro courses, or for those who need a refresher. Covers formatting references in APA, in-text citing and quotes, and using the APA manual. Presented by Library staff.

Reading for Research:  Sat., Oct. 1, 9:00 a.m. to Noon     (NEW for Fall 2016!)

Designed for students from any discipline who would like to learn reading strategies and get hands-on practice. Covers reading issues such as the art of notetaking and summarizing, principles of prior knowledge, metacognition, and asking questions, and developing a relationship with reading.    O’Neill Center staff.

Paraphrasing to Avoid Plagiarism:  Sat., Oct. 1, 9-11:00 a.m. AND Tues., Oct. 4, 6-8:00 p.m.  (2 sessions offered)

Learn and practice techniques for writing source material in your own words in order to avoid plagiarism. Presented by Library staff.

Effective Writing Strategies:  Sat., Oct. 15, 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Please see description above.

Advanced APA:  Sat., Oct. 15, 9-11:00 a.m. AND Mon., Oct. 17, 6-8:00 p.m.   (2 sessions offered)

Recommended for advanced researchers and for those with a working understanding of APA.  This workshop will focus on, and allow practice of, advanced features such as citing electronic sources, headings, and tables.


Who may attend

Any student currently enrolled in a St. Kate’s graduate program is invited to attend any of the workshops.  Graduate Faculty are also invited to register!

To register

Links to registration forms for each session will be available approximately two weeks prior to each workshop.

Registration, locations, and further information are available at:

Refreshments and promotional assistance provided by the Graduate Student Advisory Board

Questions? Please contact Sue Gray or Patty Young 

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