Student Resources

Smarthinking: Every MSU Denver student can use Smarthinking's online writing tutoring. Smarthinking can be accessed through ConnectU.

Writing Center Job Opportunities for Students

 "Why You Should Visit Your Campus Writing Center" by Ben Rafoth


General Writing Resources

The Purdue OWL

Strategies for Proofreading and Editing

Writing for the Health Professions

Help with Writing Processes

Help with Brainstorming

Help with English Language Learning  

Help with Understanding Assignments

"No One Writes Alone" - a video made at MIT about peer review


Resources for Students Learning English

MSU Denver's Immigrant Services Program

Dave's ESL Cafe

ESL Partyland

ESL Learning for Traveling Students 

ESL America

ESL Cyber-Listening Lab

5-Minute English

ELL resources (58 KB)


Help with Writing with Sources

The Auraria Library has created course pages with helpful resources on researching in different disciplines. A list of those pages is here.

Strategies and Help Avoiding Plagiarism

Research Tutorials

How to Cite Legal Documents in APA 

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Help with Writing in the Disciplines

Sample lab reports--examples of what to do and what not to do

Labwrite--help with writing lab reports


Help with Being a Better Learner

Know your learning style. This quiz will help you determine how you learn best. 


Help with Citing Sources

New MLA Citation Format Guidelines

AMA Citation Format Guidelines Citation AMA style guide (PDF 64 KB)

Help with Source Citation

Note: When using research materials through Academic Search Premier, you can retrieve citations in various formats by going to the “cite” tool.

Help with Formatting in Microsoft Word

These YouTube video tutorials offer help on some of the more common formatting issues you might need help with: