Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs / Writing CenterAppointments/Workshops
Consultations offered by the Writing Center are an academic service provided by the University, dedicated to the support and development of students as successful writers in their fields of study. We are staffed by professional writing consultants to help students at all levels in every program offered by the University. Our aim is to improve the writer, not just the paper. Our consultations are free and offered synchronously (face-to-face or telephone) or asynchronously (by email). Appointments range from 30-60 minutes, with a maximum of 90 minutes per student per week, and require an appointment.
If you cannot find an appointment time on our calendar, you now have the option of using our after-hours queue. Click here for instructions on how to use this online system.
Our workshops are open to all currently enrolled students and meet on the Twin Cities campus or online. All workshops have a fee of $25 (unless otherwise noted) that is charged on your tuition statement after the workshop. Students register for workshops online using the menu below. To cancel a workshop, students must email the writing center at firstname.lastname@example.org 48 hours before the start of the workshop.
TC Campus Workshops
SSVC175: Microsoft Word for APA (PC/MAC)
In this workshop, learn how to set your computer defaults to support APA style. Create an APA document with reference page and table of contents. Customize your Quick Access toolbar for APA. Learn word processing shortcuts that will save you time and energy. Learn to avoid common formatting errors such as misaligned numbers and lists, gaps in text, moving text, and “orphan” headings. Students attending this workshop are expected to have basic working knowledge of Microsoft Word.
SSVC300: Introduction to APA Source Citation (6th/7th ed.)
This workshop is designed for students new to APA style. At this workshop, you will learn APA guidelines for basic source citations in your text and on the reference page. While the emphasis will be on the 6th edition guidelines, you will also learn the most important updates in the 7th edition. The emphasis is on APA rule patterns and using the manual efficiently.
Saturday Nov. 9th, 9am-12pm
SSVC300: Introduction to APA Source Citation
This workshop is designed for students new to APA style. Learn APA guidelines for basic source citations in text and on the reference page. Learn to find APA source information in electronic databases and on the Internet. The emphasis is on APA rule patterns and using the manual efficiently.