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Resource Links

Writing Tips

  • University of Richmond Writer’s Web: The writing process, with many helpful documents.
  • Purdue Owl: Everything from grammar help to style guides to citation resources.
  • Writing Rescue Guide: An in-depth guide with links to other resources, including specific tools for college writing and links to successful college entry essays.
  • 7 Ways to Overcome Writer's Block: Tips from Purdue University Global on how to write when you feel stuck. 
  • Common Questions: Videos from a former Writing Center Head Tutor answering commonly asked questions in regards to writing, such how to write a thesis or incorporate sources

Dictionary/Thesaurus

Style Manuals

Educational Resources

  • Murray Library: Our lovely Murray Library (check out their journals).

ESL Webpages

Grammar Help

  • EnglishClub: Resources and games for understanding common grammar rules.
  • Online copy of A Writer's Reference in Canvas: Detailed explanations of grammar rules.
  • APA Style Grammar: Grammar for APA style

Other Resources

  • Online copy of A Writer's Reference in Canvas: Detailed explanations and examples of in-text citations and reference/works cited pages for MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.
  • The Essay Wheel (pdf) displays all essential elements of an academic essay. Check your writing against the wheel to make sure you're on the right track!
  • Murray Library Research Help Desk: Visit the reference librarians, who can help answer specific questions about citations and research.
  •  In-Depth Guide to Writing Dissertations: Precision Consulting's guide to approaching dissertations, from planning to presentation.
  • Career and Professional Development Center: Help writing professional documents, such as resumes and cover letters.