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First Year Writing Resources

The GVSU Writing Center has a list of handouts that can assist with many common writing concerns. 

The Purdue Owl is an excellent online writing handbook and rhetoric.

Writing Spaces and Writing Commons are two open textbooks with a variety of readings useful for students.

Bedford/St Martin's Research and Documentation Online is excellent guide for documenting sources in a variety of citation styles.

College Commas is an online, interactive tutorial for comma usage.

Wierd Al Yankovic's Word Crimes is a fun video that pitches the importance of good grammar and mechanics.