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writing resources

In addition to consultation and workshop services, the Writing Center has a wide array of writing resources available to help you as you work on your project. Our helpful power points, handouts, and links on general writing issues, concerns, or strategies offer you the chance to explore quick references and explanations in-between visiting the Writing Center for consultations, or as you continue to work on your project independently.

Topics cover stages in the writing process, revising and editing, to grammar concepts, and more!

We dedicate a lot of time and energy into keeping these updated, relevant, and helpful as often as we can. Thus, changes will be made peridocally.

Feel free to:

  • Use them at home
  • Use them in class
  • Save them for yourself
  • Share them with a friend

 

 

Links to Other Resources

NSU Library  
The NSU library also offers tutorials related to research topics.

Purdue OWL  
This is an Online Writing Lab that offers free writing resources to students, members of the community, and users worldwide to assist with many writing projects.

English Composition I (Online Educational Resource-OER)
This online textbook covers every aspect of writing essays--from brainstorming, reading to write, developing thesis statements, revising drafts to correcting grammatical errors. This link includes a Table of Contents with clickable topics.

APA Formatting and Style Guide, 6th edition 

MLA Formatting and Style Guide, 8th edition

Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition 

The Academic Phrasebook
This is a general resource for academic writers and those who are working on research papers and dissertations. This source aims to provide examples of phrases normally used in the main sections of a research paper or dissertation. According to this website, “The items [listed] in the Academic Phrasebook are mostly content neutral and generic in nature; in using them, therefore, you are not stealing other people’s ideas and this does not constitute plagiarism.”

Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus
In addition to definitions, this site also offers tips on grammar and usage, vocabulary building exercises and tips, explanation of idioms, podcasts, and ESL dictionary