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Learn about the Writing Center by viewing our orientation video

Learn how to make an appointment by viewing our video with step-by-step instructions for making an appointment online

Fall 2015 Clinic Schedule - all sessions are interactive, last one hour, and take place in King Center 421. Reserve a seat by clicking on the link beside the session name. 

  • Sept. 10 @ 2:00 (Thursday) - Clinic #1 – Chip Off the Old (Writer's) Block with Melissa. Reserve a seat here.  
  • Oct. 12 @ noon (Monday) – Clinic #2 – Defeating the Thesis with Mackenzie and Kelcie. Reserve a seat here.
  • Nov. 10 @ 9:30 (Tuesday) – Clinic #3– Mastering MLA with Rachel. Reserve a seat here

 

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

"To Master Test Material, Give Your Brain a Break": This recording of an episode of the NPR show Science Friday discusses study skills and strategies to help you learn better. (Think of the adage "work smarter, not harder.")

No One Writes Alone: Peer Review in the Classroom, A Guide for Students : a close-captioned video made by students at MIT

 

 

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

How to Use MS Word’s Search and Replace Function to Turn Your Writing Into a List of Sentences by Nick Carbone 

 

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

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: