Writer Resources

All-Purpose Resources

Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) is an excellent wide-ranging resource to address many writing issues. Alert: UWM Writing Center does not endorse citation generators. This site may have links/ads for citation generators. Read more.

University of North Carolina’s Writing Center’s Tips and Tools is another excellent resource especially for writing in different fields.

Style Guides and Tutorials

Style Guides and TutorialsAP, APA, MLA, Chicago styles, and more

Writing Scientific Reports – (from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Making the Case for Your Research: Four Novelty Moves – (from Carnegie Mellon University)

Additional Resources

Using the Library – Search and research topics with these links from the UWM Libraries Site:

Statement Writing

Grammar and Writing Websites

  • Grammar Exercises – (from the Purdue OWL)
  • Grammar Bytes – (from Robin L. Simmons, Valencia Community College)
  • Using the Singular “They” – Includes examples of how to use a range of personal pronouns in a sentence (from Pronouns.org)
  • Highly Recommended –They Say, I SayThe Moves That Matter in Academic Writing by Gerald Graff & Cathy Birkenstein


Graduate Student Writers

Further Support

  • “Let’s Talk” is a program that provides brief, walk-in consultations for UWM students with counselors from the Student Health and Wellness Center. It is free and no appointment is necessary.
  • If you are a current or new student to UWM and have a documented disability, the Accessibility Resource Center can help you apply for accommodations for academics and university housing. For example, they may offer assistive technologies as well as training for their effective use, both inside and outside the classroom.