The Writing & Research Center (WRC) provides an assortment of handouts to help you with your paper from start to finish. Hard copies of our handouts are also available in the WRC. Please also see our collection of online writing resources! For help navigating our online resources, ask a tutor. Take a look at our Go2Guide (G2G) "a single guide for all of your studying needs".
WRC Citation Handouts
- MLA Style - Includes in-text and Works Cited citations.
- APA Style - Includes in-text and Reference List citations.
- Chicago Style - Includes Endnotes/Footnotes and Bibliography.
- ASA Style - Includes in-text and References citations.
Online Citation & Writing Resources
- Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab, Purdue University) - Features MLA, APA, Chicago, and ASA styles in addition to general writing tips and grammar explanations.
- Research & Documentation (Diana Hacker) - Features MLA, APA, Chicago, and ASA styles with more detailed descriptions for types of resources (online, journals, newspapers, film, etc.) and each element in a citation (publisher, date, volume number, etc.)
- Son of a Citation Machine - Features MLA, APA, and Chicago citation styles and helps you create a citation using their online form. Make sure that you are entering correct information into the online form before copying and pasting your citations.
- The Writer’s Handbook (University of Wisconsin-Madison) - Features MLA, APA, and Chicago styles in addition information about quoting and paraphrasing sources, general writing tips, common writing assignments, and grammar guides.
WRC Writing Handouts
- Prewriting, Brainstorming, & Planning - Discover techniques to help get your ideas on paper and stay organized.
- Choosing a Topic for an Argumentative Paper - Includes advice on selecting a topic and a pro/con chart to help you brainstorm ideas.
- Tips for Thesis Statements - Explores the differences between analytical, explanatory, and argumentative papers.
- Making Introductions - Grab your reader’s attention with these tips!
- Writing Conclusions - Impress and inspire readers with these tips on creating thought-provoking conclusions.
- Compare & Contrast Essay - Discusses two ways to structure your compare and contrast paper.
- Revising Your Paper - Revision is the difference between a good paper and a fantastic paper. Start your revision process with advice on how to improve your argument and organization.
- Proofreading - After revising your paper, look for small errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation.