Citation Help

Citation Chart

Purdue chart of MLA, APA, and Chicago citation styles.

Incorporating and Citing Sources

Farnham Writers’ Center guide on how and when to quote, paraphrase, or summarize.


Writing Conventions

Commonly Misused Words [Revised]

List of similar and often misused words.

Time, Date, and Latin Abbreviations [Revised]

Common abbreviations and their usage.

Basic Paragraphing

In-depth look at the structure of a conventional paragraph.

Intros and Conclusions [Revised]

Advise on the structure of an effective introductory or conclusion paragraph.

Personal Statements [Revised]

How to write a personal statement essay for graduate school, internship, and research applications.

Sample Grading Rubric [Revised]

Example of how student essays might be graded by professors. 

Scientific Hypotheses [Revised]

Requirements for a functional hypothesis.

Writing with Clarity [Revised]

Revision tips for making your writing clearer to readers.


Symbol Usage

Apostrophes & Possessives [Revised]

Comma Usage [Revised]

Punctuation [Revised]

Punctuation and Mechanics



Dangling & Misplaced Modifiers [Revised]

Modifiers are words or phrases that describe or explain other parts of the sentence. This handout shows you how to avoid common misuses of modifiers which can make a sentence unclear.

Verb Tenses [Revised]

Basic overview of English tenses.



Rhetorical Reading [Revised]

Guided reading practice to help you deconstruct arguments in text.

Twenty Object Questions [Revised]

Brainstorming exercise for object analysis.