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Resources for Writers

Before You Write
Before you write a paper, you need to select a topic and focus your paper with a strong thesis statement. This information will help you with the prewriting process.
Organization and Structure
Important insights and information about assembling your paper
Research and Documentation
Information to help you get started reading, choosing a topic, writing, and rewriting papers. Here are some example papers and links for MLA and APA style of citations.
Revising and Proofreading
Learn how to revise or proofread a paper and the difference between the two.
Style
Using “I” and “You,” using non-sexist language, and whether you should write the way you speak
Grammar
Confusable words, parellel structure, subject-verb agreement, tense shifting, and other tips for good grammar
Punctuation
Helpful information on puctuation, proofreading, commas, semicolons, and more
Business Writing
Information for students writing cover letters, personal statements, resumes, memos and more.
Multilingual Writers
This information is specific to the writing needs of multilingual students.
Graduate Students
Tutorial information and writing help specific to the needs of graduate students.
Staff Picks
Outstanding essays, writing tips from the tutors and more.
 
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