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Resources for Writers

Working with a tutor in The Writing Center is the best way to develop your ability to make appropriate decisions as you write.  In addition to consulting the resources below, please consider making an appointment to meet one-to-one with a writing tutor.  The best resource for a writer is a good reader who provides informed, discerning feedback.

The following resources may be helpful as you write for various purposes.  Strong writers understand when to apply certain strategies to particular writing situations; that is, they understand that a good writer makes appropriate choices depending on the piece of writing's purpose and audience.  This means that a particular resource below may not apply to all writing situations.


Writing in Different Disciplines

Research Abstracts

Thesis Statements



Editing and Proofreading

Evaluating Your Own Writing

Using and Citing Sources

Writing Resumes, Cover Letters, and Personal Statements

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