Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) is an excellent wide-ranging resource to address many writing issues.
University of North Carolina’s Writing Center’s Tips and Tools is another excellent resource especially for writing in different fields.
- See the Class Visits page for more information on scheduling a class visit any time during the semester.
- Send requests to email@example.com. Include your campus mailbox address and desired quantity.
Style Guides and Tutorials
- Documentation Style Guides – AP, APA, MLA, Chicago styles, and more
- UWM Graduate School Formats – Master’s Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation Format Requirements from the UWM Graduate School
- Curriculum Vitae and Related Topics – (from University of Virginia)
- Citation Styles and Avoiding Plagiarism – Includes information on when to cite sources (from UWM Libraries)
- UWM’s Academic Misconduct Policies – Includes information on plagiarism
- Questions about Plagiarism – Includes explanations of why, when, and how to use sources (from University of Auckland)
- Avoiding Plagiarism – Includes what plagiarism is and how to avoid it (from the Purdue OWL)
- What is Plagiarism? – How to recognize plagiarism (from Indiana University of Bloomington School of Education)
- Toward a Rational Response to Plagiarism – Rob Jenkins discusses plagiarism (from The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2011)
- “Adopting Writing Center Practices in Teaching” – (from the MLA Style Center)
- Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) – Information on professional assistance including writing-related issues
- Designing Essay Assignments – (from Harvard University)
- The Meaningful Writing Project: Learning, Teaching, and Writing in Higher Education by Michele Eodice, Anne Ellen Geller, and Neal Lerner (book review)
- No One Writes Alone: Peer Review in the Classroom – A Guide for Students (from MIT)
- No One Writes Alone: Peer Review in the Classroom – A Guide for Instructors (from MIT)
- Writing Across Borders – Award-winning film about international and ESL writers’ issues, e.g., varied cultural approaches to writing. Three parts, total 30 min. (from Oregon State University.)
- Writing Across Disciplines: “Department by Department Guide,” Marquette University – (Created by and for Marquette University, this guide may be a useful reference. UWM students should always give precedence to their UWM teachers’ assignments, instructions, and expectations.)
Further Support for Students
- “Let’s Talk” is a program that provides brief, walk-in consultations for UWM students with counselors from the Norris Health Center. It is free and no appointment is necessary.
- Support Group for Dissertators and Thesis Writers – Contact JoAnne Graham, Ph.D., Norris Health Center, 414-229-5144
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- See the Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to commonly asked questions about the Writing Center.