Handouts and Resources for Writers

General Tips on:

Paper organization tips

5 Tips For Effective Editing


5 Ways To Make Your Writing More Concise

An Eye Toward Revision

Writing an Effective Conclusion

Elements of critical thinking

Tips for Discipline-Specific Problems:

Writing a psychology paper

Tips for history papers

Tips for Handling Sentence-Level Problems:

Block Quotations


Subject-Verb agreement

Transitional words and phrases

Comma splices

Fragment, Consider Revising

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Additional Online Resources:

Purdue Online Writing Lab
Arguably the most trusted, go-to online resource for student writers, the Purdue Online Writing Lab (commonly known as the Purdue OWL) provides detailed guides on virtually every writing issue. The Purdue OWL also provides an extensive guide to job search resources for those student writers who are on the job market.

UNC Chapel Hill Writing Center Tips & Tools
The UNC Chapel Hill Writing Center website offers a wide variety of clear, useful handouts and guides for general writing considerations, citation, sentence-level grammar and mechanics, and writing for specific disciplines & fields.

Harvard Writing Center
The Harvard Writing Center website includes helpful “Strategies for Essay Writing.”

Dave’s ESL Cafe
Dave’s ESL Cafe offers a comprehensive range of resources for ESL teachers and students. Click on the Resources drop down menu link to access quizzes, forums, grammar guides, and Dave’s “Hint of the Day.”

Daily Grammar 
The Daily Grammar is a free, online collection of over 500 grammar lessons and quizzes. Use these lessons to master tricky grammar rules, work on issues identified by your professors, or to practice with your match.