Writer Resources

All-Purpose Resources

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.

Style Guides and Tutorials

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

Additional Resources

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

Personal Statements – (from UWM Professor J. Puskar)

Personal Statements/Graduate School – (from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

Artist Statements – (from UWM Professor Nathaniel Stern)

Writing Scientific Reports – (Handout from Carnegie Mellon University)

Writing Across Disciplines: “Department by Department Guide,” Marquette University – (Note: This Guide was created by and for Marquette University. While this guide is useful for discussion, UWM students should always give precedence to their UWM teachers’ assignments, instructions, and expectations.)

Grammar and Writing Websites


Further Support

  • “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

Graduate Student Writers