SCC Writing Center

SCC Writing Center The Plano Campus Writing Center is located in room D203. We offer in-house and online appointments. Register at https://collin.mywconline.com

Operating as usual

01/26/2019

Welcome back, students!

The Plano Campus Seminar Series kicks off next week with these exciting offerings:

January 30: Time Management: How Well do You Manage: Develop time management
awareness that will help you reduce stress in and out of the classroom. 11 AM-12PM Room
D225

January 31: Tips for More Effective Writing: Learn writing strategies to improve tone, MLA
formatting skill, syntax, grammar, and punctuation. 1:30-2:30PM Room D225

Professors will be sent electronic proof of attendance.

SCC Writing Center
11/30/2018

SCC Writing Center

11/17/2018

Please join the Writing Center for the final seminars of the semester:

So what! Who cares?!
Tuesday, 20 November @11:00 am in Room D225
with Professor Pamela Sawyer
When writing be sure to inform the reader of why they or a specific audience should care about the topic.

Communication/Soft Skills
First impressions are vital! Learn how to market your soft skills!
Tuesday, November 27 @ 12 pm in room J-133

American Pronunciation 2
Wednesday, 28 November in Room C104 @ 10:00 am
with Professor Mark Fischer
This seminar is designed for students who speak English as a second language to improve overall English speaking and listening skills. In this workshop, Professor Mark will discuss more pronunciation ideas to help students understand and speak American English more fluently and naturally. Topics will include more linking and reduction, word stress, and pronunciation of soft “I.”

Job Search Strategies
Learn proven strategies for co-op, internship, part-time, and full-time job search searches.
Thursday, November 29 @5 pm in room D-103
with Wes Moran and Scott Hensley, Collin College Career Coach

Library Research: Open Lab
Drop in during open lab hours and receive research assistance from a librarian that will help you refine your topic, find sources, and cite sources for your research project! Please bring your assignment.
30 November @ 10:00am — 12:00pm SCC Librarians room L110

11/10/2018

Please join the Writing Center for a variety of informative, pre-Thanksgiving seminars:

Writing An Artist Statement
Tuesday, 13 November @ 10am in Room D225
with Professor Julie Shipp
Identify your audience understand proper formatting and content for a concise Artist Statement for academic and professional gallery purposes.

The “T’s” of Organizing Your Essay
Tuesday, 13 November @ 12 pm in Room D225
with Professor Kelly Martin
Struggle with keeping your ideas and essay on track? Making them connect? Then come learn about the three keys to writing coherent essays: Thesis
Statements, Transitions, and Topic/Concluding Sentences. This workshop will provide you with tips and useful resources about how to organize any type of essay!

Strategies that Help Students to de-Stress and Focus
Wednesday, 14 November @11 am in Room D225
with Professors Moore and Venkatesan
Participants will learn mindful strategies of heart-math and pranayama (breathing technique) to de-stress and be mindful of the present.

Resumes and Cover Letters

Learn how to write effective resumes and cover letters that bring dynamic results!

Thursday, November 15 @5 pm in room D103

More Than Words…
Thursday, 15 November @11 am in Room D225
with Professor Will Brannon
Learn how to identify and use the perfect words in your essays. Write what you mean and mean what you write.

Introductions & Conclusions
Friday, 16 November @3 pm in Room D225
with Professor Sean Sutherlin
Introductions and conclusions are critical components of any well-crafted essay. Learn strategies from an expert for improving both to catch and keep an
audience’s attention.

11/05/2018

Please join the Writing Center for this week's seminars:

That Pesky Punctuation!
Monday, 5 November @ 1:00 pm in Room D225 with Professor Nancy Megarity

Proper use of punctuation is essential for written English communication.

Improper use can cause confusion and frustration for both the writer and the reader.

In this seminar, basic rules of punctuation will be examined and practiced.

Creative Nonfiction vs. Academic Writing
Tuesday, 6 November @ 2:30 – 3:30 in Room D225
with Professor LaToya Watkins.
Are you having difficulty shifting from the creative

or personal essay to the academic paper? This seminar will explain

how to differentiate between the personal and the academic

and put students on the path to becoming better scholarly writers.

Moving Beyond Summary:
Writing about Literature
Wednesday, 7 November @ 2:30 pm in Room D225
with Professor Camin Melton
Writing essays about literature can be challenging

if you’ve never done it before. This workshop will focus

on how to move beyond simple summary and observation

and into the processes of interpretation and analysis,

which are at the heartof discussing/writing about literature.

Bringing a piece of literature

you’re currently reading is encouraged!

Cultivating the Virtues and Avoiding
the Vices of Research
Thursday, 8 November @ 3:00 pm in Room D225
with Professor Jules Sears
Did you know that conducting research is an ethical act?

Learn why and how to perform research the right way.

Writing Annotated Bibliographies
Friday, 9 November @ 9:00 am in Room D225
with Professor Khimen Cooper.
Learn effective methods for compiling scholarly information in annotated bibliographies.

10/27/2018

Have a scary good Halloween week! Please join the Writing Center for this week's seminars:

What’s Your Style? Monday, 29 October @ 10:00 a.m. in Room D225 with Professor Joe Guy. A workshop on the proper use of MLA, APA, & Chicago Style formatting that will answer the why use, how to use, when to use, and which to use when questions.

The “T’s” of Organizing Your Essay Tuesday, 30 October @ 12:00 pm with Professor Kelly Martin. Struggle with keeping your ideas and essay on track? Making them connect? Then come learn about the three keys to writing coherent essays: Thesis Statements, Transitions, and Topic/Concluding Sentences. This workshop will provide you with tips and useful resources about how to organize any type of essay!

Finding the Right Fit: MyPlan Interpretation (part 2)
Tuesday, 30 October @5:00 pm in room D103
Continuing from part 1—orientation: Learn how to interpret your results
for your college major and career decision-making Process

Research Roadmap Learn how to select and refine a topic, form a research question, and generate keywords and synonyms for searching library databases. Library research is much easier when you can focus on a good research question and find the right databases with appropriate keywords. Come to this workshop and polish up all these essential skills. Friday, 2 November @ 2:30 – 3:30 pm Instructor Kelley Satarino room L110

10/20/2018

Please join the Spring Creek Writing Center for this week's seminars:

Choosing a Major
Monday, 22 October @5:00 pm in room D225
Feeling lost? Attend this workshop to help find a major that you will love!

How to Write an Outline for a Speech (Held Twice)
Tuesday, 23 October @ 10:00 am & Wednesday, 24 October @ 10:00 am in Room D225
with Professor Jenny Warren.
Learn the proper steps for preparing an effective speech.

Writing Attention-Grabbing Resumes & Cover Letters
Thursday, 25 October @ 4:00 pm in Room D225
with Professor Ryan Fletcher
Impress potential employers with your powerful writing.

Pro/Con-A-Thon: Finding Resources for Your Argument
Learn to find good quality sources for argumentative essays and issue papers.
25 October @ 2:30 — 3:30 pm Instructor Nichole Boone room L110

How to Promote Your Art using Social Media
Friday, 26 October from 1—3 pm in Room A183
with Professor Jennifer Seibert

Proper Paraphrasing
Saturday, 27 October @ 10:00 am in Room D225

with Associate Dean of Students Carie Dippel.
Learn the craft of paraphrasing to avoid plagiarism and embed your sources smoothly.

10/15/2018

Happy Midterm! Please join the Writing Center for this week's seminars:

Word Forms Monday, 15 October @ 1:00 pm in Room D225 with Professor Nancy Megarity When should you use the adjective form of a word? When should you use an infinitive? How can you determine which form of a word you should use in a given sentence? These questions will be ANSWERED! Students will be provided guided practice using appropriate word forms and "tricks" in determining which forms to use.

APA Formatting for the Social Sciences Tuesday, 16 October @ 10:00 am in Room D225 with Lead Consultant Katie Wallis

Optimizing Your Resume Tuesday, 16 October @ 12:00 pm in Room I-230 Career Center Learn how to craft your resume using cutting-edge software!

Media Literacy: Sorting Fact from Fiction Tuesday, 16 October @ 2:30 — 3:30 pm in Room L110 with Instructor: Beth Atkins Is it solid news, or clickbait? Misinformation is everywhere. Learn how to fact-check stories, avoid bogus news, and use the most credible sources.

Proper Paraphrasing Wednesday, 17 October @ 1:00 pm in Room D225 with Professor Joe Guy Learn the craft of paraphrasing to avoid plagiarism and embed your sources smoothly.

Networking for Career Fairs Thursday, 18 October @ 5:00 pm in Room D-103 Career Center Learn proven strategies on how to network your way into a job!

That’s My Claim and I’m Sticking to It! Thursday, 18 October @ 5:00 pm in Room D225 with Professor Camin Melton Learn how to craft strong, persuasive main claims/theses to drive and unify your essays while also setting up from the start the proper evidence to support that claim. Bringing in main claim/thesis ideas for papers in progress is encouraged!

Resumania Friday, 19 October ALL DAY in the Career Center, D-102 Drop by to get a quick resume review for the upcoming career fair!

10/08/2018

Please join the Writing Center for this week's seminars:

Finding the Right Fit: MyPlan Interpretation
Monday, 8 October @ 5:00 pm in Room D225 Career Center
Learn how to interpret your results for your college major and career decision-making processes.

Introductions & Conclusions
Tuesday, 9 October @ 12:00 pm in Room D225 with Professor Michael Schueth
Learn the fundamentals of writing an attention-grabbing introduction and a solid conclusion that will wow an audience.

Research Roadmap
Wednesday, 10 October @ 6:00 pm in Room L110 with Instructor Mary Long
Learn how to select and refine a topic, form a research question, and generate keywords and synonyms for searching
library databases. Library research is much easier when you can focus on a good research question and find the right
databases with appropriate keywords. Come to this workshop and polish up all these essential skills.

Compare & Contrast: This or That?
Thursday, 11 October @ 1:00 pm in Room D225 with Professor Chanda Allen
Topics, Venn diagrams, block or alternating, parallelism...If you have never heard of these terms or have forgotten what
they are, come to D225 on October 11 to learn how to begin and how to format a comparison paper.

Mock Interviews
Thursday, 11 October @12:00 pm in Room D-155 Career Center
Practice your interviewing skills with Professional HR recruiters from State Farm Corporate!
Job Search Strategies
Thursday, 11 October @5:00 pm in Room D-103 Presented by Scott Hensley, Collin College Career Coach, and Wes Moran,
Collin College Spring Creek Career Center Manager
Learn effective part-time internship and job search strategies and how to leverage Collin College’s job posting system to
your advantage.

Is Siri Robbing You of Your Ability to Solve Problems?
Thursday, 11 October @6:30 pm in Room D225 with Professor Gloria Cockerell
Are you able to think your way through a dilemma and decide on the best course of action, or is analyzing information
too time consuming or difficult?

09/30/2018

Please join the Writing Center for this week's seminars:

Proper Paraphrasing Tuesday, 2 October @ 4:00 pm in Room D225 with Professor Joe Guy Learn the craft of paraphrasing to avoid plagiarism and embed your sources smoothly.

Use This, Not That Wednesday, October 3, 2018 @2:30 pm in Room L110 with Instructor Shannon Alexander Learn the basics of selecting and evaluating online resources for academic research and real-life ranging from blog posts to scholarly journals.

Finding the Right Fit: MyPlan Orientation Wednesday, 3 October @ 12:00pm Career Center, Room D-102 A brief overview of MyPlan to assist with your college major and career decision-making process.

Writing the Literary Analysis Thursday, October 4 @ 3:00 pm in Room D225 with Writing Center Manager Joani Reese Learn how to use the language of literature and appreciate more fully what’s beneath the surface of a story.

Interviewing Skills Thursday, 4 October @ 5:00 pm in Room D-103 Career Center Learn from a Corporate HR recruiter how to be confident and ace your interview. Students who attend this event will be able to register first for Mock Interviews scheduled for the following week.

09/24/2018

Please join the Writing Center for this week's informative seminars:

Creating the Thesis Statement Tuesday, 25 September @ 3:00 pm in Room D225 with Professor Helen McCourt Learn to narrow down and focus your thesis statement to control the elements of your essay.

Resumes & Cover Letters Tuesday, 25 September @ 5:00 pm in Room D-103 Learn how to write effective resumes and cover letters that bring dynamic results!

When Less is More: Concision in Student Writing Wednesday, 26 September @ 2:30 pm in Room D225 with Professor Scott Farrin In the best writing, every word carries its appropriate weight, and what isn’t carrying fair weight is cut. This seminar will explain how that is done and complete a fun group exercise to illustrate the process.

Library Bootcamp Thursday, 27 September @ 3:00 pm in Room L110 with Instructor Shannon Alexander An interactive crash course on using the library to excel in your classes –from where to get help to where to find what you need on the shelves and online.

How to Submit to FORCES and Other Literary Magazines Thursday, September 27 @ 11:00 am in Room D225 with Professor Scott Yarborough Come and learn the ins-and-outs of online submitting and prepare to submit to FORCES’ 30 year edition!

History Writing for Research and In-class Assignments Friday, 28 September, 10:00 am in Room D225 with Professor Sam Tullock The session will address the major concerns with historical writing assignments, both in-class and when conducting research. We will consider how to think like a historian and express that thought in coherent, college-level writing.

'Hire' Learning: What Employers REALLY Want You to Learn in College Friday, 28 September @ 1:00 pm in Room D225 with Professor Linda Kapocsi Attendees will learn about marketable job skills that are not taught in most textbooks yet are sought after in job interviews nationwide. Attendees will learn how to prepare for success not only academically but holistically.

Tackling the Thesis Statement Saturday, 29 September @ 1:00 pm in Room D225 with Lead Consultant Katie Wallis Learn how to formulate thesis statements that avoid vague jargon and narrow down claims that are too wide for an assignment.

09/16/2018

Please join the Writing Center for this week's seminars:

Finding the Right Fit: MyPlan Interpretation Tuesday, 18 September @ 5:00 pm Career Center, Room D-102 Learn how to interpret your results for your college major and career decision-making processes.

Research Roadmap Tuesday, 18 September @ 3:00 pm in Room L110 with Instructor Mindy Tomlin Learn how to select and refine a topic, form a research question, and generate keywords and synonyms for searching library databases. Library research is much easier when you can focus on a good research question and find the right databases with appropriate keywords. Come to this workshop and polish up all these essential skills.

Structuring an Argument Wednesday, 19 September @ 1:00 pm in Room D225 with Professor Kay Mizell As the skeleton is to the body, so the structure is to an argument. Learn five patterns--from classical to modern rhetoric-- for constructing a cogent and persuasive argument.

Tips for More Effective Writing Thursday, 20 September @ 2:30 in Room D225 with Lead Consultant Katie Wallis Tips and tricks to create more compelling and concise essays.

Choose the Right Audience—Choose the Right Words Thursday, 20 September @ 6:45 – 8:45 in Room D225 with Professor Gloria Cockerell Once you choose an audience for your ideas, how do you choose the best words to convey those ideas?

American Pronunciation Friday, 21 September @ 1:00 in Room D225 with Professor Mark Fischer. Do you have trouble understanding your friends or teachers when they speak English? Do you want to improve your pronunciation and sound more natural with your English? This seminar will cover some of the main pronunciation and fluency points to help improve your listening and speaking to sound more like a native American English speaker.

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Plano, TX
75074

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00
Thursday 08:00 - 20:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(972) 881-5843

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