The CWC provides campus with a variety of freebies. Students with scintillating questions about basic writing mechanics ranging from documentation to proofing a non-sexist language can come to the Writing Center to receive FREE handouts.
APA Documentation Style
This in-text citation style is generally used in the social sciences, and is applied towards clear, direct, and succinct writing. This site gives in-depth information about APA citation rules and techniques and is easy to navigate.
This documentation system, developed by the Modern Language Association, is appropriate for most papers written in the humanities and fine arts. The website given as a source for further assistance towards understanding MLA citations comes from Purdue University's Writing Center website that has proven effective and easy-to-use for all writers.
Chicago Manual Documentation Style
This method of citing sources is used in both the humanities and sciences. This link provides a "quick guide" through the use of CMS and how to begin citing commonly used sources, such as books, journals, and websites.
Some Advice for Writing Essays:
This article acknowledges the importance of lending credit to other's thoughts, ideas, and written work, as well as where to go for help when citing sources and how to avoid mistakenly applying someone else's work for your own. Some material was adapted from St. Martin's Guide to Writing (second edition) by Rise B. Axelrod and Charles R. Cooper and Writing from Sources by Brenda Spatt.
An appropriate use of pronouns and gender-specific language, adapted from The Random House Handbook by Frederick Crews and Writing and Learning by Anne Ruggles Gere.
Proofreading a Paper
A simple outline of methods for inserting corrections on a typed manuscript and basic list of proofreading techniques.
Some tips on how to avoid plagiarism, as well as paraphrasing techniques and helpful habits.
Some Advice on Reading:
26 Reading Strategies
Some tips on how to read effectively, while make reading your assignments more productive, memorable, and enjoyable.
"Think of a word as a pendulum instead of a fixed entity. A word can sweep by your ear
and by its very sound suggest hidden meanings."
--Rita Mae Brown