Cleveland State University

The Writing Center


The workshops will be held in the RT 124.

Strategies for Beginning a Research Paper

Beginning with a research question instead of a topic is the subject of this workshop. Students will learn how to ask a great question and explore it through several planning exercises. These exercises save time in that they prepare students to write the paper.

  • Wed. Sep. 10 5 p.m. RT 124
  • Thurs. Sep. 11 12 p.m. RT 124

Forming a Research Question -- online writing workshop

Finding the Best Sources
  • Wed. Oct. 1 5 p.m. RT 124
  • Thurs. Oct. 2 12 p.m. RT 124

If you want to write a strong research paper, it has to have the best sources. This workshop shows you the fastest ways to find the highest quality sources. You will save time by using these strategies.

watch "Finding the Best Sources " video

Quoting and Paraphrasing
  • Wed. Oct. 15 5 p.m. RT 124
  • Thurs. Oct. 16 12 p.m. RT 124

Avoiding plagiarism is the goal of this workshop; it also helps students strengthen their voice when using many authors in their text. Citation style of the particular field is reviewed.

Quoting and Paraphrasing

Style, Introductions, and Conclusions
  • Wed. Oct. 29 5 p.m. RT 124
  • Thurs. Oct. 20 12 p.m. RT 124

A writer's own voice can be lost among too many outside sources; this workshop helps students maintain a formal, academic voice throughout a research paper. Mistakes that drive professors and editors crazy will also be covered. Individuals will receive attention to their own writing.

Style, Introductions, and Conclusions

Proofreading and Coherence
  • Wed. Nov. 12 5 p.m. RT 124
  • Thurs. Nov. 13 12 p.m. RT 124

Students can lose an entire letter grade due to their not proofreading. This workshop identifies a variety of strategies to spot errors in the final version. Individuals will receive attention to their own writing.Proofreading and Coherence

Last Minute Help
  • Wed. Dec. 3 5 p.m. RT 124
  • Thurs. Dec. 4 12 p.m. RT 124

If the semester slipped by and you need some help writing a paper, this workshop will cover the basics (focus, sources, structure, style, grammar) as requested by the students who come to it. Individuals will receive attention to their own writing.

Please complete the form below or call 216.687.6982 to register

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
Provost Office
2121 Euclid Avenue

RT Library 124
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Rhodes Tower 124
1860 E. 22 Street
Office Hours
Mon - Thurs : 9:30 am-7:00 pm
Fri : 9:30 am-4:00 pm

For appointments call:
Dr. Mary McDonald
Fax: 216.687.6943
Dr. Mary McDonald , Director

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