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The Writing Center


In addition to our meetings with students to help them with writing, we have compiled a list of helpful links and resources to help you with all kinds of writing – from how to choose and narrow down your topic, how to write a research question, how to format papers in MLA or APA, to tips on resume building or structuring a solid essay. Check the links below and feel free to email us at for questions.

SEU Student Support Services

Your one-stop link for anything support related – here’s where to get in touch with academic advisors, success coaches, or career coaches, as well as the disabilities office, information on study abroad programs and support for international students. 


Munday Library

The library is located near Fleck Hall, is open daily, and is staffed with librarians who are information and research experts, ready to assist you with finding materials and sources. See below for links to specific resources and/or contact the library at

WRITING HELP - in alphabetical order since there is so much!

Academic Proposals:

Gradhacker: Writing the Academic Conference Proposal

Annotated Bibliographies:

What is an Annotated Bibliography?

Cornell: How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography

UNC: Annotated Bibliographies

Business Writing::

Inc.: The Return of Writing

Inc.: How to Write Strong Subject Lines That Will Get Your Emails Read

5 Writing Rules That Separate the Amateurs from the Professionals

Citing a 10K report

Choosing and Narrowing a Topic:

How to Make a Concept Map


AI Citation for MLA and APA


Harvard College: Ending the Essay: Conclusions

UNC: Conclusions


The New Yorker: "Writing by Omission"

Prezi: How to Edit 

My Little Bag of Writing Tricks



APA  7th Edition Sample Paper

The Basics of APA tutorial

Purdue OWL-APA

APA Checklist

Journal Article Reporting Standards (JARS) for APA

APA Style Blog

APA Table and Figures


MLA Paper Format

Samples of 9th edition MLA papers with  Works Cited pages

MLA In-text Citations

Chicago Style

Sample Chicago paper

How to format a block quote (long quote) in Chicago


Sample CSE paper 

Graduate School Application:

Tips on Graduate School

Grammar and Mechanics:

Khan Academy: Grammar

The Singular "They"


Master the Comma with Three Basic Rules

Should I Use an Exclamation Point?

How to Use an Apostrophe

Sentence Fragments and Run-on Sentences

Job Search and Professional Writing:

How to Write a Business Email

5 Writing Rules That Separate the Amateurs from the Professionals

Purdue OWL: Writing the Personal Statement

Writing Personal Statements Online (e-book)


Identify Keywords

Legal Writing:

10 Legal Writing Tips From Bryan Garner

Literature and the Arts Writing:

Purdue OWL: Writing in Literature

Purdue OWL: Writing in Art History

UNC: Writing about Drama

Twenty Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start to Write About a Performance

Literature Reviews:

UNC: Lit Reviews

Sample Lit Reviews from Florida A&M

Scribbr Google Slides on Lit. reviews

Multilingual Students:

Morley's Academic Phrasebook

Grammar Exercises-Purdue OWL

Grammar Notes-Frankfurt International School

Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

ESL Student Resources-Purdue OWL

"In the Loop: a Reference Guide to American English Idioms"


Effective Paragraphs


Rhetoric Quick Reference



Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing


How to Proofread


Psych and Counseling Writing::

Purdue OWL: Writing in Psychology Overview

APA Lit Review Guidelines

Psychology in Action: How to Write a Lit Review

Purdue OWL Main Page:

Paraphrasing vs. Quoting


Research questions:

Creating a Research Space (CARS):


UNC: Revising Drafts

How to Line Edit

Using Feedback

Reverse Outline

Science Writing:

Duke Graduate School: Scientific Writing

UNC: Science Writing

The Guardian: How to avoid common mistakes in science writing

Formatting Science Reports


Writer's Web: Using Sources

Harvard Guide to Using Sources

YouTube: ASP Reads

Scholarly vs. Non-Scholarly Sources

SQ3R Method for Efficient Reading

Google Slides on Integrating Evidence

Special Writing:


This talks about what belongs in an APA abstract:

How-To(sday): How to Write a Paper or Conference Proposal Abstract

Purdue OWL: Writing Academic Proposals: Conferences, Articles, and Books


Achieving Focus with a Thesis

Losing the plot

Top Twenty Errors in Undergraduate Writing:

Voice, Usage, and Style:

Morley's Academic Phrasebook

Passive Voice

Writer’s Block and other Problems:

Writing Groups

YouTube: Instant Writer's Block Cure

How to Crush Writer's Block

Overcoming "Writer's Block"