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Writing Lab Resources

Creating better writers,
not just better papers
 Assessment    Writing Process    General
Assessment Sheet (Triad)   Writing Process Overview   Writing Lab Expectations
Content Terms (Triad)   Pre-writing   Independent Help
Style Terms (Triad)   Drafting   Writing Triad Goals
Conventions Terms (Triad)   Revising   Online Writing Resources
Self-Evaluation "Scrubber"    Editing/Proofreading   Turnitin.com
Editing Symbols Key   Publishing    
 Content    Style    Conventions
Main Ideas   Word Choice   Formatting
Thesis Statements   Using Strong Verbs   MLA Formatting (Basic)
Thesis Styles & Examples   Strong Verbs List   Sample MLA Paper
Thesis Litmus Test   Avoiding Weak Language   Idiots Guide to Headers
Topic Sentences   Weak Word Substitutes   Works Cited Page (Rules)
Titles + Styles & Examples   "Dead" Words to Avoid   Works Cited Page (Format)
    Phrases to Avoid   Citations (Cheat Sheets)
Organization   Useful Transitions   (more in Documentation below)
Essay Form and Structure   Transitions to Avoid    
Introductions        Usage (Grammar)
Introduction Styles   Sentence Fluency   Common Usage Problems
Paragraphs   Eliminating Wordiness    
Topic/Restriction Paragraphs   Sentence Variety   Punctuation (Grammar)
Topic/Restriction Mini Essays   Parallelism in Writing   Commas
Conclusions       Other Punctuation
Unity in Paragraphs & Essays   Voice    
Outlining for Organization   Voice in Writing   Quoting
Outline (Sample)   Formal Voice   Importance of Quoting
    Active Voice   Punctuation for Quoting
Support       Quoting from Texts
Being Specific       Quoting from Poetry
Essay + Support (Sample)       Basic Styles for Quoting
        Quote Setups
Writing Purposes       Keys to Quoting Well
Business Letters (Persuasive)       Special Quoting Situations
Business Letter (Sample)       Quoting (Problems & Solutions) 
College Essay (Tips)        
Literary Essay Support (Tips)       Plagiarism
Short Poetry Essays (Tips)       Plagiarism Overview
Email and Memo Basics       Types of Plagiarism
Compare & Contrast Essays       Plagiarism Consequences 
        G-Prep Plagiarism Contract
        Documentation and Citations
        Citing Sources (general info)
        In-text Citations (Rules)
        Works Cited Page (Rules)
        Citations (Cheat Sheets)
        Citations (Secondary Sources)
        Works Cited Page (Sample)
        Works Cited Entry (Basic Orders)
        Citations (with a Works Cited page)
        In-text Citations (no Works Cited page)