Writing & Speaking Guides
In this section, you'll find guides to cover many commonly encountered academic writing tasks.
The handouts and links below cover writing you may encounter as a professional, either while job-hunting or in the workplace.
If you have a creative streak, the advice from the resources listed here may inspire you.
You'll need to think about grammar and mechanics while you draft and while you edit. The resources below can help you strengthen your weak spots.
If your draft was reviewed and you were told your commas or semi-colons are not in order, the handouts below may be what you need.
Don't skip the pre-writing step. Spend at least a little time reading your assignment, thinking about your topic, and planning how you'll present the information.
For help with finding sources, keeping track of your research, and avoiding plagiarism, check below.
Whether you are writing a speech, a paper, or a poster, the following resources will help you create a first draft.
Revision starts when you re-read the draft and think about its content and flow. Make big changes that make your ideas clearer and your arguments stronger. You might need to go back to the sections on Grammar & Mechanics and on Punctuation for more detailed assistance.
For help with citing internally and creating a list of sources (Works Cite or References), see the links below.