Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Seminar Gives Students Crash Course in Writing For College

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF. – May __ — Writing term papers is an integral part of the college experience but many students are not prepared for the style requirements demanded by most professors. Argosy University/Inland Empire has organized an American Psychological Association (APA) Style Writing Seminar to help students prepare for the demands of academic writing. This free seminar is scheduled from 11:30 – 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 19, at Argosy University/Inland Empire campus located at 636 E. Brier Dr. in San Bernardino. The seminar is open to the public.

The APA website states APA format is the writing style chosen by many of the social and behavioral sciences. APA style has specific guidelines for citations, references, titles and presentation of statistics.

“Our goal is to support and improve student writing skills at both the undergraduate and graduate level,” said Wendy Vasquez-Osborne, interim campus president. “A well-written paper using the correct style guide can mean the difference between a passing and a failing grade.”

The APA Style Writing Seminar features presentations from Dr. Deborah Wheeler, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Program Chair; Kim Woods, Writing Lab Instructor; Dr. Marilyn Al-Hassan, School of Education and Human Development Program Chair; and April Ayto, Librarian.

“Students should attend the seminar to obtain a better understanding of APA-style writing,” Vasquez-Osborne said. “This seminar is one of several resources available to help students improve their writing skills. Argosy University also offers an ongoing Writing Lab that is available several times each month and we will be offering additional APA style writing seminars in the coming months.”

For more information about the APA Style Writing Seminar call Wheeler at (909) 915-3770 or go to http://www.argosyu.edu/inlandempire.

Argosy University/Inland Empire is one of 18 Argosy University (www.argosyu.edu) locations in 12 states. Argosy University offers doctoral and master's degree programs in psychology, business, counseling, and education. Argosy University also offers bachelor’s degree completion programs in psychology and business, and associate's degree programs in various health sciences fields. Argosy University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA) (30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, 1-800-621-7440), (www.ncahlc.org).

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