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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 Focusing   Avoiding Weak Language   Idiots Guide to Headers
Topic Sentences   Weak Word Substitutes   Works-Cited Page (Format)
Titles + Styles & Examples   "Dead" Words to Avoid   APA Formatting (Basic)
    Phrases to Avoid   Sample APA Formatted Paper
Organization   Useful Transitions    
Essay Form and Structure   Transitions to Avoid   Usage (Grammar)
Introductions        Common Usage Problems
Introduction Styles   Sentence Fluency   Usage Resources
Paragraphs   Eliminating Wordiness    
Paragraphs (Topic/Restriction)   Sentence Variety   Punctuation (Grammar)
Conclusions   Parallelism in Writing   Commas
Unity in Paragraphs & Essays       Other Punctuation
Outlining for Organization   Voice    
Outline (Sample)   Voice in Writing   Quoting
Essay Structure (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
Literary Essay Support (Tips)       Quote Setups
Short Poetry Essays (Tips)       Keys to Quoting Well
        Special Quoting Situations
        Quoting (Problems & Solutions) 
         
        Documentation
        Plagiarism Overview
        Types of Plagiarism
        Citing Sources (general info)
        In-text Citations (no works-cited page)
        Citations (with a works-cited page)
        Works-Cited Page (Formatting)
        Work-Cited Page (Sample)
        Plagiarism Contract