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).
The Resource Market
The Resource Market is part of Virtual Knowledge Market services and brings together resources from the Research Center, Speech Lab, and Writing Center to provide a wide range of self-guided support. The search bar auto populates with ideas based on your search terms and resources are designed to be easy to find and use. Get started: https://www.gvsu.edu/library/km/resource-market-35.htm
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).
A Quick Guide to MLA Style - 9th Edition
A Quick Guide to Chicago Style - 17th Edition
A Guide for APA Citations - 7th Edition
A Guide to APA Formatting - 7th Edition
Chicago 17th Edition Formatting Help - Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Older citation styles:
A Quick Guide to MLA Style - 8th Edition
A Guide to APA Formatting - 6th Edition
A Quick Guide to APA Citations - 6th Edition
Professional: Applications, Careers, and Scholarship
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