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Handouts & Other Resources


Listed below are our writing center's helpful handouts on general writing issues, concerns, or strategies. We dedicate a lot of time and energy into keeping these updated, relevant, and helpful as often as we can - therefore, there may be changes or additions to your favorite handouts! Check them out, and enjoy. Feel free to:

  • Use them at home
  • Use them in class
  • Save them for yourself
  • Share them with a friend

If you see one with an * next to its title, that means the handout is available as a multi-modal handout (it could have a comic, be an illustrated form, or be graphically communicative in another way). 


Style: Citations & Formatting

These handouts will help you compose/convert your paper into a designated style (APA, MLA, & Chicago).

A Guide to APA Formatting

A Quick Guide to APA Citations

A Quick Guide to Chicago Style

A Quick Guide to MLA Style - 8th Edition

Clarity: Revising & Editing

These handouts will address questions regarding the editing & revising process. 

Active & Passive Voice *


Attention to Audience *

Avoiding Ambiguity in Your Writing

Avoiding Logical Fallacies

Form: Genre & Parts of Papers

These handouts will address questions regarding the content expected in certain genres (resumes, narratives, etc.) and what components must/should be included (titles, headings, etc.). 

Abstracts *

Argumentative Papers: Persuading Your Reader *




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