Today @ Colorado State has been replaced by SOURCE. This site exists as an archive of Today @ Colorado State stories between January 1, 2009 and September 8, 2014.


Writing effective papers

February 11, 2009

Building credibility, avoiding plagiarism: Using and citing sources in papers.

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, 4:30 p.m.
Writing Center, Eddy Hall, room 6

This workshop is intended for undergraduate and graduate students, particularly international students. The presenter is Laura Thomas with the Writing Center and Writing Across the Curriculum.

Summary of workshop

Everyone knows that professors expect students to use sources effectively and ethically in academic papers. But do you know how to do so?

This workshop will give you a brief contextual history of plagiarism at universities, discuss the cause and effect of uses of plagiarism-detection software like, and teach you how to use sources well.

You will learn how to:

  • paraphrase and correctly cite books, articles, web resources, and more
  • avoid plagiarism
  • choose which style sheet to use
  • figure out documentation rules.

Bring your assignment sheet and/or work-in-progress to apply what you'll learn in this helpful session.

Preregistration required

The workshop is free, but we ask that you pre-register online.

For further information, contact Laura Thomas at (970) 491-7309.

Contact: Laura Thomas
Phone: (970) 491-7309