Writing Resources

How to Prepare for a Visit to the Writing Center

Writing Process

Reading and Note-Taking

How to Close Read

Tips for Active/Critical Reading

Tips for Note-Taking

Invention / Pre-Writing

Decoding an Assignment – What Now?

Brainstorming: How to Get Started

Outlining (from The Writing Center @ UNC Chapel Hill)

Drafting / Composing

Getting Unstuck: Strategies for Overcoming Writer’s Block

Writing Theses and Claims

Incorporating Sources

Advice on Quoting and Paraphrasing

Strategies for Effective Conclusion Writing

Paragraph Development (from The Writing Center @ UNC Chapel Hill)

Citation and Style

Citation and Its Uses

APA Formatting and Style Guide

MLA Formatting and Style Guide

Chicago Formatting and Style Guide


Reverse Outlining (an Organization Strategy)

Guides to Various Genres of Writing

Philosophy Papers


Literary Analysis

Statement of Purpose (NOT Personal Statement)

Annotated Bibliographies

Grammar and Mechanics

Teacher-Created Advanced Grammar Worksheets

Self-Study Grammar Quizzes

Verb Tenses, Aspects, and Moods

Verb Tense Chart

Verb Tense Timeline

Subjunctive Tutorial

Subjunctive Situations Overview


University of Minnesota Center for Writing Articles Chart

Count/Noncount Nouns

Count and Noncount Nouns: Basic Rules

Collective Nouns

Common Collective Nouns and Guidelines

Guide to Plural Nouns

Collocations (Words that are commonly found together)

Just the Word: Corpus-Based Search Engine of Collocations  (video tutorial)

Word and Phrase (video tutorial)

Transition Words and Phrases

Guide to Transition Words and Sentence Samples

Transitions and Transitional Devices


Basic and useful explanation of parallelism


Academic/Abstract Prepositions Exercise

How to Choose Prepositions with Abstract Nouns

Other Writing Centers’ Resources

George Mason University Quick Guides

James Madison University Guides and Handouts

Duke University Resources

Open Educational Database Resources

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Excelsior College Online Writing Lab

University of North Carolina Writing Center