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Writing & Grammar Resources

Conjunctions Handout A guide to explain the different conjunctions and their usages.

Essay Template Easy-to-follow guide to help you organize and develop an essay.

Introductions and Conclusions Provides instructions and examples to help you successfully begin and end your essays.

Keyboard Shortcuts Reference guide of common keyboard shortcuts to save you time on the computer.

Point-Of-View Narration Chart explaining first-person, second-person, and third-person narration, including examples.

PowerPoint Guidelines Refer to these guidelines before creating your next PowerPoint.

Purdue OWL Comprehensive website offers practice in grammar, detailed information about APA and MLA citation, explanations and examples about multiple writing assignments, tips for avoiding plagiarism, guidance for developing a resume, and support for ESL students. All Purdue links used with permission.

UNC Writing Center Extensive website with links for many specific writing needs. Used with permission, Writing Center, University of North Carolina, NC.

Self-editing Checklist: The Dirty Dozen Use this guide to help proofread both content and grammar on your papers.

Signal Phrases Explanation and examples of signal phrases to use when referring to another source in a research paper.

Thesis Statements Explains the three parts of a thesis statement and provides multiple examples

Transitions One-page list of different categories of transitions.

WCCS Rubric Wallace’s writing rubric to guide you in focusing your writing.

Writing Guide by BestColleges.com Provides examples and explanations of different types of writing (including expository essays, letters of intent, and research papers), grammar help, and citation guides. Used with permission, BestColleges.com

Citation Resources

Citation Guide for Digital Resources Provides detailed examples of when and how to cite digital resources. Use with permission, Accredited Colleges.

APA

APA Citation How to create your reference page. Used with permission, University of Evansville Library, IN.

APA Citation, Purdue Step-by-step examples of the research and citation processes.

APA Sample Paper Uses annotation to demonstrate how to properly organize, develop, and cite an APA research paper using examples from Wallace’s Write Now! The DK Handbook.

APA Sample Paper (updated book) Uses annotation to demonstrate how to properly organize, develop, and cite an APA research paper using examples from Wallace’s Write Now! The DK Handbook., 3rd edition.

APA Sample Paper, Purdue Uses annotation to demonstrate how to properly organize, develop, and cite an APA research paper.

CMS

CMS Sample Paper Shows how to properly organize, develop, and cite a CMS research paper using examples from Wallace’s Write Now! The DK Handbook.

CMS Sample Paper (updated book) Shows how to properly organize, develop, and cite a CMS research paper using examples from Wallace’s Write Now! The DK Handbook, 3rd edition.

MLA

Avoiding Plagiarism Short handout of correct and incorrect citation for indirect and direct in-text quotations.

MLA Citation Examples for citing many types of sources. MLA Citation examples used with permission, Information and Library Services, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD.

MLA Sample Paper Shows how to properly organize, develop, and cite an MLA research paper using examples from Wallace’s Write Now! The DK Handbook.

MLA Sample Paper (updated book) Shows how to properly organize, develop, and cite an MLA research paper using examples from Wallace’s Write Now! The DK Handbook., 3rd edition

MLA Citation, Purdue Step-by-step examples of the research and citation processes.

MLA Outline Use this template to create an outline for your essay.

MLA Works Cited Examples of how to create your works cited page. Used with permission, Massoit Community College Library, MA.

Employment Resources

Cover Letters Includes detailed instructions and an example of a cover letter.

Résumé Guide Use this guide to help build a clear, meaningful resume.

Résumé Template Use this template to build your own resume.

English Language Learner (ESL, ELL) Resources

Business Writing This is part of the Purdue website’s informative resources for ESL students; it gives examples of how to best write for a business audience in North America.

Dave’s ESL Cafe This website is a favorite among ESL students of all ages. Check out the Stuff for Students link at the top for help with grammar, slang, pronunciation, idioms, etc. Used with permission, Dave’s ESL Café.

Self-study Quizzes This website provides opportunities to check your understanding of grammar and vocabulary. Try some of these activities, and check with one of our WC consultants for help with any questions you miss. Used by permission, The TESL Internet Journal.

Faculty and Staff Resources

Minutes Template Guide for taking accurate, clear minutes.

Preventing Plagiarism Multiple resources and classroom activities from the Purdue OWL to help students understand, recognize, and avoid plagiarism.

WAC Informal Writing Activities 10 simple writing activities to increase content understanding and critical thinking skills in your classes.

GED Resources

GED RLA Extended Response: Parts of an Argument Chart with detailed definitions and examples of the parts of an argument.

GED Extended Response Vocabulary Provides key vocabulary to clarify and strengthen your argument.

GED RLA Extended Response: Graphic Organizer for Reading Template with three versions for use during reading to help students identify the parts of an argument in each passage.

GED RLA Extended Response: Graphic Organizer for Writing Template for students to organize their responses.

RLA Extended Response: Instructors’ Guide Outlines steps in the teaching process and includes suggested resources.

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