Learning the Lingo: MSU Workshop Series for Academic Writing

Take part in The Michigan State University Writing Center's workshop series!  The fall line-up includes:
MSU, the Writing Center, and You: An Introduction to Using the Writing Center (9/24) -Do you want to know more about the Writing Center before you decide to make an appointment? This session will tell you all you need to know about being a Writing Center client and how to be most successful in your sessions.

Grappling with the GRE: Preparing for the Writing Component of the GRE (10/8)  - The GRE is stressful, but if you want to get into graduate school, you usually have to take it. This workshop will help you prepare for the written portion of the GRE by showing you what to expect and some strategies on how to excel (or at least survive).

I'm Awesome, Just Read My Personal Statement: A Workshop for Writing Personal Statements (10/22) -
Personal statements are very difficult for everyone to write. This session will help you determine how to approach your own personal statement by dissecting models and teaching strategies.

Plan, Research, Write, Repeat: A Workshop on Writing Processes (11/5) -
Knowledge of yourself as a writer is essential to successful academic writing. In this interactive workshop, contemplate and share your own writing processes and receive new ideas for ways to approach writing.

The Joys of Citation: An MLA/APA Workshop (11/12)  - Learning how to use a citation style can be very confusing.The manuals can be difficult to read and websites can be hard to navigate. This session will help you learn how to decipher these citation styles.

All workshops are scheduled to take place on Thursdays from 4:00-6:00PM in The Writing Center, 300 Bessey Hall. To sign up for one or all of our workshops or if you have questions, please email Elena Adkins at adkinse1@msu.edu. To register for a workshop, please include the subject line "Workshop Series" and include your name as well as the name of the workshop in your message.

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Public meeting date to discuss the U.S. positions on the agenda items for the 42nd session of the CCFA

The public meeting date for the draft United States positions that will be discussed at the 42nd session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission is is scheduled for February 8, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Auditorium (1A003) of the Food and Drug Administration Harvey Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740.


At public meeting, draft U.S. positions on the agenda items will be described and discussed, and attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions and offer comments.  Written comments may also be offered at the meeting.


Those who wish to attend the February 8, 2010 public meeting should e-mail their intent to attend to the following e-mail address: cfsan-ccfa@fda.hhs.gov.  Early registration is encouraged because it will expedite entry into the building and its parking area. Attendees that are not able to attend the meeting in-person but wish to participate may do so by phone.  Those wishing to participate by phone should request the call-in number and conference code when they register for the meeting.