We're here to assist you with any writing project, at any stage of your writing process. The center's well-trained peer consultants can help you to brainstorm ideas, organize content, integrate research, polish a draft, and correctly document sources.
Any undergraduate or graduate GVSU student can make an appointment or take advantage of our drop-in hours simply by coming into the center with a draft of your writing. Faculty and staff interested in writing consultations for their own work and our other services can call 331-2922.
If you're interested in resources that are available to you at home, browse the options below!
While You Write
GENERAL WRITING-RELATED HANDOUTS
Need help understanding or remembering grammar rules, genre expectations, or citation styles?
Click the pic to view and use our Helpful Handouts.
- HELPFUL HANDOUTS:
STYLE: CITATIONS & FORMATTING
CLARITY: REVISING & EDITING
FORM: GENRE & PARTS OF PAPERS
PROCESS: WHAT TO KNOW
RESOURCES CREATED IN COLLABORATION WITH GVSU FACULTY
Need to know what your professors expect of you regarding a specific discipline?
Click the pic to browse our helpful Genre Guides.
- GENRE GUIDES/WRITING IN YOUR MAJOR
RESOURCES FOR ACADEMIC WRITING
Here are some external resources for helping you write an academic papers.
Click the pic to view and use our Academic Writing Links.
Some learners prefer video support - that way, you can learn at your own pace, observe the lesson, and feel more connected to the content.
Click the pic to find our videos!
- VIDEO TUTORIALS
SWS (WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM) VIDEOS
NAVIGATING HELPFUL WEBSITES
As part of an internal project by a past TESOL Graduate Assistant, the Fred Meijer Writing Center has adapted some of our popular text-only handouts into a comic / illustrated format. So as to provide resources on difficult subject in more manageable terms, we've compiled a collection here for interested writer. Here are some resources for the visual thinker. More are coming soon!
- ILLUSTRATED HANDOUTS
- Brainstorming Tips
- Reading Strategy: SQ3R
- Active & Passive Voice
- Attention to Audience
- Revision Strategies
- The Semi-colon
- Argumentative Papers: Persuading Your Reader
- Introductions & Conclusions
- Showing v. Telling
- The Narrative: Writing About Yourself
- The Thesis Statement
Writing for Graduate School
Looking for support more specific to your graduate writing experience, click the pic below to find more resources from the Writing Center, Libraries, specific fields, and outside sources.
Featured Guest Resources
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