The Writer's Toolkit

The Writer's Toolkit

Click on any of the links below to learn more about citing sources correctly, using grammar and punctuation effectively, and other writing issues.

Documentation Style Guides and Document Formatting

APA 6th edition

In-Text Citations (pdf)

APA References Page Examples (pdf)

APA Punctuation (pdf)

APA Writing Style (pdf)

APA Paper Template (Word document)

APA Formatting in Word (YouTube video)

APA Formatting in Word for Mac (YouTube video)

APA Presentation (PowerPoint)

APA Style Blog

MLA 8th edition 

MLA 8th Edition-Web-based Resource 

MLA 8th Edition Changes Explained

MLA 8th Edition In-Text Citations

MLA Formatting

Practice Template

The MLA Style Center 

Planning, Writing, and Proofreading

Long Range Assignments (pdf)

Writing Your Thesis Statement (pdf)

Tips on Incorporating Quotes (pdf)

Active Verbs (pdf)

Revising and Editing Checklist (pdf)

Grammar and Usage (pdf)

Sentence Structure (pdf)

Punctuation (pdf)

Active vs. Passive Voice (webpage)

Resource Island

The Writing Center has more than handouts and videos to help you with your writing needs. We also have a library called the "Resource Island" that houses many useful books for writers. You are welcome to use all of these books when you are in the Writing Center:

Style Manuals, Dictionaries, Thesauri

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (Turabian manual)
CSE Manual (Scientific Style & Format, 8th ed.)
Longman Dictionary of American English (5th ed.)
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (8th ed.)
Oxford Collocations Dictionary
Oxford Phrasal Verbs Dictionary

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed.
The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (for legal works)
The Synonym Finder by J.L. Rodale

Books

A Pocket Style Manual, 5th ed., by Diana Hacker
A Training Guide for College Tutors and Peer Educators by Sally Lipsky
A Tutor's Guide: Helping Writers One to One, 2nd ed., edited by Ben Rafoth
Bedford Guide for Writing Tutors, 5th ed.
Engaging Grammar
ESL Writers: A Guide for Writing Center Tutors, edited by Shanti Bruce and Ben Rafoth
Handbook for Training Peer Tutors and Mentors, edited by Karen Agee and Russ Hodges
Longman Guide to Peer Tutoring, 2nd ed.
Mastering APA Style: Student’s Workbook and Training Guide
Painless Grammar
The Least You Should Know about English: Writing Skills, 11th ed.
The Online Writing Conference: A Guide for Teachers and Tutors
The St. Martin's Sourcebook for Writing Tutors, 4th ed.
Tutoring Writing: A Practical Guide for Conferences
Understanding ESL Writers: A Guide for Teachers by Ilona Leki