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Helpful Writing Links


These websites will give you insight on rules, tools, and strategies for your writing.

Actden (Digital Education Network)
Basic Essay Tips

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Writing Center
Writing Anxiety

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
APA Style

APA Guidelines
Is It Plagiarism?

University of Kansas Writing Center
Prewriting Strategies
Outline Writing Guide


Upcoming Workshops!

Writing Literature Reviews Part II: The Writing Phase

Friday, March 24; 10am- 12pm; 424 Horace Mann

Whether writing a thesis or a midterm/final paper, this workshop will be tailored to the needs of the workshop attendees.  Topics we will cover include: identifying arguments, claims, evidence and theoretical frameworks, organizing topics and subtopics, finding and using sources, structuring your review, and writing a well thought-out, logical conclusion.

For a list of all our workshops click here.

To RSVP click here.

Upcoming Mini Workshops


Concept Mapping, March 20

Annotated Bibliographies, April 6

Outlining, April 10

Time:  10 am- 12pm

Location: The GWC, 162 Thorndike

The GWC is hosting three mini workshops in the month of February covering a different topic each week.  These workshops are limited to four students working closely with one consultant.  

To RSVP email