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Your Writing Center is dedicted to providing you with valuable resources and opportunities to help you become more effective and successful writers. Click on the workshops below to learn about them. You can find our upcoming workshops on The Writing Center Calendar.
Workshops We Offer
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Getting Started Series:

Meet the Writing Center

Get Organized

Note-taking Strategies

Effective Study Habits

Formatting an MLA Document in MS Word

Using the tools of MS Word

The Research Series

Finding Sources

Evaluating Sources

Understanding Academic Articles

Integrating Sources

APA Documentation

MLA Documentation

English 440/250 Portfolio Series

Critical Reading for an In-Class Essay

Revising Your Essay

Cover Letters

Moving Forward Series

Personal Statements for UC College Application

Writing A Cover Letter

ENGL748: Development of Writing Skills (Slaying the Grammar Dragon)

ENGL749: Writer's Workshop

APA_Documentation Slideshow

MLA_Documentation Slideshow

Note-taking Strategies Slideshow

Effective Study Skills Slideshow

Formatting an MLA Document in Word Slideshow

Using Tools of MSWord Slideshow

Understanding Academic Articles Slideshow

Cover Letters for Portfolio Slideshow

Critical Reading for an In-Class Essay Slideshow

Revising your Essay Slideshow

Integrating Sources (APA) Slideshow

Preparing for an In-Class Essay Slideshow

Personal Statement for UC Application Slideshow

Preparing Your Resume Slideshow

Writing a Job Search Cover Letter Slideshow

Cracking the Code: Uncovering the Mysteries of Reading College Textbooks




Purdue OWL

The Online Writing Lab at Purdue is a great source for all kinds of online writing help. Here you can find current MLA and APA Style Guides, examples of resumes, and other valuable materials.

Gavilan College Library

The Writing Center of Capital College (features a bank of common grammar questions & answers)


Junket Studies Tutoring (with a list of 11 simple writing rules)

Writing Center of Amherst College (help for writers who feel stuck)

Study Habits (tutorials and study guides for writers)


Tips for Sessions in the Writing Center

Please visit The Writing Center Calendar for a schedule of our upcoming workshops.

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Last modified: March 6, 2014
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