Schedule a Writing Center appointment now.
The Writing Center provides free, friendly help with any of your writing assignments—at any stage of your writing process. Peer tutors will work with you in a 45-minute, one-on-one appointment to clarify your argument, organize your ideas, correctly document your research, or polish your grammar.
Writing Center visits are most effective when you:
- Bring a draft (or brainstorming notes). A printed draft is easiest to work with.
- Bring your assignment sheet, rubric, or any instructions your professor has given.
- Come prepared to work collaboratively and creatively with the tutor
- Schedule an appointment a day or more before the paper’s deadline.
Multilingual Writing Support
Schedule a Multilingual Writing Support appointment now.
One-on-one writing support is available for multilingual/multicultural learners. If you’re a non-native English speaker and would like additional support on a particular writing assignment or building your writing skills in general, TESOL/TEFL faculty are available to meet with you.
Also, GES103/GES203 Writing Studio for Multilingual Learners supports multilingual learners in building writing skills and confidence. This one-credit course focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for successful college-level academic research and writing in the U.S. Students can register through the first few weeks of each semester by contacting Tanya De La Riva-Blinova (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Writing & Research Resources
- APA Overview (pdf)
- APA Titles & Headings (pdf)
- Using APA Documentation in Word (swf)
- Chicago Overview (pdf)
- MLA Overview (pdf)
- MLA Titles, Numbers and Abbreviations (pdf)
- Plagiarism (pdf)
- SBL Overview (pdf)
- 10 Commandments of Citation (mp3)
- Tips for Citing the Bible (pdf)
- Using Quotations (pdf)
- Citing Indirect Sources (mp4)
- Argument and the Language of Logic (pdf)
- Choosing a Research Topic
- Crafting a Narrative (mp3)
- Idea Mapping and Outlining (mp3)
- Simplifying the Epic-Length Paper (mp3)
- Roadmap to a Strong Thesis Statement (mp3)
- Turning an Assignment into a Paper (mp3)
- Color-code, Count & Connect: Pruning Too Many Ideas (mp3)
- Creating an Abstract (pdf)
- Constructing a Well-Organized Paragraph (swf)
- Graphic Organizer Argument (pdf)
- Graphic Organizer Critical Analysis (pdf)
- Graphic Organizer Narration (pdf)
- Graphic Organizer Problem Solution (pdf)
- Introductions & Conclusions (pdf)
- Organizing for Clear Focus (mp3)
- Parallelism (pdf)
- Strategies for Organizing Your Paper (mp3)
- Thesis Statements (pdf)
- Transitions (pdf)
- Using Sources to Craft an Argument (mp3)
Sentences & Grammar
- Avoiding Metadiscourse (pdf)
- Capitalization (pdf)
- Clarity (pdf)
- Colons & Dashes (pdf)
- Comma Splices & Fused Sentences (pdf)
- Comma Usage (pdf)
- Fluent and Effective Transitions (m4a)
- Quick Strategies for Final Draft Polish (mp3)
- Semicolons (pdf)
- Sentence Parallelism (pdf)
- Timelines for Tenses (pdf)
- Tips for the Final Read-Through (pdf)
- Variety in Sentence Structure (pdf)
- Using Quotations (pdf)
- More Important Than Grammar (swf)
- Avoiding Passive Language (mp3)