Writing Guides

APA Format: Google Docs Template

MLA Format: Google Docs Template

Notable Changes to APA Style from the 6th edition to 7th edition

Academic Posters Template

Use the academic posters template and watch the How to Create Great Academic Posters video

The Purdue Online Writing Lab
This extensive site features handouts on writing-related issues, resources for working online, and hypertext workshops on resumes, cover letters, research papers, conducting research online, and email tutoring.

Study Skills Guide
The academic advising office of the College of St. Benedict/St. John's University presents this site full of advice on time management, taking an essay exam, effective reading and note-taking, and other academic skills.

Texas A&M Writing Center
Questions to help you analyze a journal article or essay.

Writing Paragraphs
A page providing an excellent overview and exercises, part of the University of Ottawa's HyperGrammar site, a wonderful resource in itself.

University of Richmond's Writing Web
Explore topics by stage of the writing process, from writing a first draft to documenting sources.

Invention Techniques
The Hunter College Writing Center reviews 10 different invention techniques.

MLA Works Cited Practice Template
Visit the MLA website for more information and examples.

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