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).
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).
The Communication Triangle (Comes with Video)
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.).
Clarity: Grammar & Punctuation
These handouts will address questions regarding the editing & revising process.
Style: Citations & Formatting
These links and handouts will help you compose/convert your paper into a designated style (APA, MLA, & Chicago).
APA Formatting Help - Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
MLA Formatting Help - Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Chicago 17th Edition Formatting Help - Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
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