Writing and Research Resources
Numerous print handouts are available for your use. Handout topics include a wide variety of global and local writing issues, including writing center policies, global revision, grammar and punctuation, citation, and genre. See below. Requests to distribute print resources (e.g., to a class or program) should be sent to the Director. This allows us to keep track of which resources are being used.
We have a number of online writing and research resources, too.
- Body Paragraphs
- Combining Sentences
- Introductions and Conclusions
- Invention Strategies
- Outlining and Reverse Outlining
- Thesis Statements
- Topic Sentences
- Active vs. Passive Voice
- Articles: A, An, and The
- Commas and Dashes
- Common Grammatical Errors
- Parallel Structure
- Plurals vs. Possessives
- Semicolons and Colons
- Verbs Commonly Used in Assignments
- Clarity and Conciseness
Source Use and Citation
- AMA: in-text and reference list (10th edition)
- APA: in-text and reference list and formatting (6th edition)
- Chicago notes and bibliography: in-text and bibliography (17th edition). Updated to reflect the new 17th edition!
- Chicago author-date: in-text and reference list (17th edition). Updated to reflect the new 17th edition!
- MLA: in-text and works cited and formatting and editing (8th edition)
- Citation Style Comparison Table
- Evaluating Sources
- Integrating Sources
- Paraphrasing, Summarizing, and Quoting
- Using and Citing Sources
We endeavor to keep our citation handouts current with citation style updates, but sometimes it takes time for us to catch up. Please be patient. If you notice something out of date, please let us know by emailing writingcenter at duq.edu.