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Fred Meijer Center for Writing & Michigan Authors


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 *

Process: What To Know

These handouts can help you at any stage of the writing process, but they focus mainly on how you can prepare for writing (pre-writing support). 

A Guide to Writing Terminology

Brainstorming Tips *

Managing Your Life / Time Management

Overcoming Writer's Block

Reading Effectively for the Sciences

Using Sources Effectively









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Page last modified December 2, 2016