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The Writing Center

Joan Rosen Writing Studio
212 Kresge Library
100 Library Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4479
(location map)
(248) 370-3120
ouwc@oakland.edu

Summer 2022 Hours
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
(or as available on the scheduler)

The Writing Center

Joan Rosen Writing Studio
212 Kresge Library
100 Library Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4479
(location map)
(248) 370-3120
ouwc@oakland.edu

Summer 2022 Hours
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
(or as available on the scheduler)


Anton/Frankel Center

20 South Main Street
Mount Clemens, MI 48043

Cite Right Program

What is Cite Right?

As part of a sanction for academic dishonesty—whether intentional or unintentional—students who have plagiarized must attend a short seminar at the Oakland University Writing Center (OUWC) known as "Cite Right” through which they dialogue with a writing consultant about the ethical, academic, and technical aspects of plagiarism.

The program aims to empower students with a knowledge of appropriate documentation and fair use to avoid and combat plagiarism. It is this goal that directs the structure of the program and the dialogue between student and tutor.

How do students get started?

If you have been referred to the writing center by the Dean of Students' Office, please do the following:

  1. Contact the writing center to schedule your first appointment. Please see the Cite Right Program Introduction below for details about how to schedule your first appointment and access our services while we are remote.
  2. Complete Academic Integrity in Research & Writing: A Self-Enrollable Micro-Course.
    Print the certificate at the end of the program, and bring it with you to the first appointment.
  3. Complete the Cite Right Admission Questionnaire before your first appointment.
  4. Log into your first appointment on time, and be ready to discuss the effects of plagiarism on your academic career. 

What happens during the program?

The program consists of six 60-minute sessions with outside homework and one final 120-minute session. For specific information about each session and what to expect, please examine the following documents. You can obtain these documents by emailing wynn@oakland.edu.

  • Cite Right Syllabus
  • Cite Right Program Overview
Cite Rite Program Introduction

Getting Started:

As part of a sanction for academic dishonesty–whether intentional or unintentional–students who have plagiarized must attend a seven-session seminar at the Oakland University Center (OUWC) known as “Cite Right” through which they dialogue with a writing consultant about the ethical, academic, and technical aspects of plagiarism. For a session-by-session overview of the Cite Right Program, email wynn@oakland.edu.

All of your sessions will be conducted remotely via WCOnline, the writing center scheduling and video conferencing program. Before you can schedule your first session, you will need to create an account.

If you have any questions or need assistance getting registered or scheduling an appointment, you can visit our Zoom Room when the WC is open. Generally, it is open Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 - 8 p.m. The Writing Center reopens for Winter 2021 on January 11 at 9 a.m.

To help you navigate an online appointment, please read the following Help Guide before you schedule. We've also created a video to help you navigate your appointment.

We realize that moving our services online has made it harder for writers to get their questions answered and their needs met. Here are two resources to help you beyond a one-on-one consultation.

  • Reception Services Via Zoom: If you need assistance scheduling an appointment, have questions about technology, or need to schedule a Cite Right Appointment, you can visit our Zoom Room whenever the WC is open.
  • Live Chat with a Consultant: Consultants are available at different times during the day to provide immediate assistance for specific questions that do not require an appointment. To chat with a consultant, click on our Virtual Help Desk. If no one is available to answer your question immediately, leave a message and one of us will respond within 24 hours. 

Before your first appointment, please:

  1. Complete Kresge Library’s Plagiarism Tutorial.
  2. Save a copy of the electronic badge that you will receive upon completing the tutorial.  Instructions to share this badge are given to you within the tutorial.
  3. Find your problem paper (the one that you were found to have plagiarized in) and have it available to discuss during your first appointment.
  4. Complete the Cite Right Admission Questionnaire.

Please sign in for your appointment on time via WCOnline. If you do not complete the Plagiarism Tutorial before you come, you will need to reschedule your first appointment. Additionally, if you do not complete the Cite Right Admission Questionnaire before arriving, you will need to finish it during the first portion of your appointment, which may lead to you needing to schedule an additional appointment to finish the materials in Session 1.