Analyzing Your AssignmentChoosing Your TopicFocusing Your TopicPlaying Twenty Questions
Main IdeaGot Flow?In the BeginningCool EndingsLeaner Sentences
Drafting Outside the BoxOrganizing Your Ideas
Sentence BoundariesSubject/Verb AgreementPronoun ChoiceGrammar Terminology
CommasSemicolonsApostrophesHyphens and DashesQuotation Marks
Literature ReviewsResearch Papers
Essay ExamsMultiple Choice Exams
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These pages feature writing strategies to help you when you're stuck on getting started, drafting, revising, and proofreading; as well as information on grammar, punctuation, and documentation.
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Writing/Reading Process Strategies

Strategies for Getting Unstuck

Getting Started: Analyze an assignment and generate ideas.
Drafting: Get your ideas down on paper (okay, up on screen).
Revising: Make your good draft better.
Proofreading: Put on the finishing touches.


Correctness Matters

All About Polishing

  • Why bother with correctness?
  • What goes into sentence?
  • Where does the apostrophe go?
  • Why document sources anyhow?

Check out our grammarpunctuation, and documentation pages on the resources drop down menu for answers to these questions and more!


Types of Writing

Check in soon for tips on different types of writing, from literature reviews to personal statements.


In-Center Resources

Come to the Writing Center to, um, Write! 

Come in, sit back, relax, and make yourself wonderful! 

In the Writing Center we have just about anything you'd need to get to work writing, including:

  • Beanbags, microwave, and charming company 
  • Computers for writing and revising
  • Software for brainstorming, document design, documenting sources
  • Books and online resources about a variety of writing topics, including writing process strategies and conventions
  • Pencils and paper, sticky notes, highlighters, and white boards

Contact Info

Online only during the summer.  



Writing Center Staff


Program Leaders:

Roberta Kjesrud, Director
Kelly Helms, Asst. Director


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