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!
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Resources: While You Write
GENERAL WRITING-RELATED HANDOUTS
Need help understanding or remembering grammar rules, genre expectations, or citation styles?
Click the link below to use our Helpful Handouts or Video Tutorials.
- HELPFUL HANDOUTS: here
STYLE: CITATIONS & FORMATTING
CLARITY: REVISING & EDITING
FORM: GENRE & PARTS OF PAPERS
PROCESS: WHAT TO KNOW
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
- VIDEO TUTORIALS: here
SWS (WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM) VIDEOS
NAVIGATING HELPFUL WEBSITES
RESOURCES FOR ACADEMIC WRITING
Here are some external resources for helping you write an academic papers.
- CITATION SUPPORT:
- HELPFUL LINKS:
RESOURCES CREATED IN COLLABORATION WITH GVSU FACULTY
Need to know what your professors expect of you regarding a specific discipline?
Click the link below to browse our helpful Genre Guides.
- GENRE GUIDES/WRITING IN YOUR MAJOR: here
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