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    The UWC is a free academic support service that operates 24/7. 
    The UWC offers:
    • Document review (papers, case studies, main discussion posts)

    • English-as-a-second language writing assistance

    • Guideline compliance checks for final dissertations

    • Review of personal statements for residency applications

    • Tutorial on the Proper Use of Sources 
    The UWC is staffed with professional editors, writers, and educators who have experience in health-care writing and editing, or TOEFL/ESL. 

    To submit a document for review, send an email and attachment to writingcenter@atsu.edu 

    • Documents less than 20 pages are returned in 24 hours; 20-49 pages in 48 hours; over 50 pages within 72 hours. Dissertations require five days. 

    • Documents are reviewed only once. Exceptions: dissertation chapters, capstone/terminal projects, and applied research projects.

    • Submissions are reviewed on a first come/first served basis.

    • Documents must be submitted as Microsoft Word or PowerPoint documents with a title page identifying the student and the course.

    • Students requesting ESL assistance should type ATTN:ESL in the subject line of email submissions.

    If you have questions about the UWC policies or wish to discuss your particular situation, please call Dr. Ade Anast, Director, University Writing Center at 641.455.8832 anytime 9 am - 9 pm CST, seven days a week.

     1. Recent Additions!
    Ċ APA Basics - 2014 updated.pdf
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    Not a substitute for the manual - but a great quick guide!  178k v. 2 Mar 26, 2014, 1:10 PM University WritingCenter
    Ċ DOI updates.pdf
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    Important information on how to quickly find DOIs and how to format a DOI as a permanent link.  8k v. 2 Mar 26, 2014, 1:09 PM University WritingCenter
    Ċ Quick Tips for Scholarly Writing.pdf
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    A quick list of simple items that immediately improve your writing.  317k v. 2 Mar 26, 2014, 1:50 PM University WritingCenter
    Ċ Writing Toolkit Jan 2014 updated.pdf
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    A must-have for students. Includes APA Basics, How-to create APA-compliant styles, and How-to improve the power of spell check and grammar check.  2246k v. 2 Mar 26, 2014, 1:49 PM University WritingCenter
     AMA Style Handouts
    Ċ AMAStyleGuide.pdf
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    Style basics from the American Medical Association.  70k v. 2 Sep 27, 2011, 2:29 PM University WritingCenter
     APA Style Handouts
    Ċ Citing Web Resources 2014.pdf
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    This updated and revised file has the latest and greatest on referencing web resources. Download this in place of the older document.  92k v. 3 Jan 15, 2014, 2:58 PM University WritingCenter
    Ċ Improving Paraphrasing.pdf
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    Paraphrasing is a skill every graduate student needs to master. This PDF package includes tips, examples, and other resources.  565k v. 4 Dec 10, 2013, 2:39 PM University WritingCenter
    Ċ SampleAPApaper-fromtheAPA.pdf
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    This is a sample paper from the APA - look at this to see examples of various formatting, citing, and referencing   2051k v. 3 Nov 29, 2012, 8:55 AM Adrian Anast
    Ċ Twotypesofdirectquotes-APA.pdf
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    Ċ Web References - from the APA.pdf
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    This one-pager from the APA helps when you need to reference a web source, but are missing information.  18k v. 3 Jan 15, 2014, 2:58 PM University WritingCenter
     DHEd Materials
    ĉ DIssertation Approval Page 11-13.docx
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    Ċ FinalDissertationChecklist.pdf
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      99k v. 2 Jan 13, 2011, 2:25 PM Ade Anast
     DHSc Materials
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    DHSc ARP web materials
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    This links has all the information DHSc students need for the ARP.  Apr 8, 2014, 3:24 PM Adrian Anast
     MAC Users
    Ċ apaformatmacword12_2.pdf
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    This document from Pepperdine University explains how to format Word for Mac to create APA compliant documents.  496k v. 2 Jan 15, 2014, 2:57 PM University WritingCenter
     MS Word Handouts
    Ċ How to create a running head.pdf
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    This handout will teach you how to correctly set up a running head so that the words "Running head" only appear on the first page.  188k v. 2 Aug 26, 2012, 10:48 AM University WritingCenter
    Ċ How to set APA styles - 2014.pdf
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    Make formatting papers automatic with these easy instructions.  1093k v. 3 Mar 26, 2014, 1:52 PM University WritingCenter
    Ċ Older versions of WORD - Make Spell Check and Grammar Check More Powerful.pdf
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    For older versions: MS Word has special settings for spell check and grammar check that will improve the quality of your written assignments. This handout shows you how. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED  220k v. 2 Aug 26, 2012, 10:51 AM University WritingCenter
    Ċ Using Track Changes - 2012.pdf
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    This handout will help you remove edits and comments from documents that have been reviewed using Track Changes.  378k v. 4 Aug 26, 2012, 10:47 AM University WritingCenter
    Ċ WORD 2010 - Make Spell Check and Grammar Check More Powerful.pdf
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    MS Word has special settings for spell check and grammar check that will improve the quality of your written assignments. This handout shows you how. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.  197k v. 2 Aug 26, 2012, 10:50 AM University WritingCenter
    Ċ WORD shortcut keys.pdf
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    Knowing these short cut keys can improve your overall productivity when typing and editing.  80k v. 2 Aug 26, 2012, 10:51 AM University WritingCenter