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Writing Studio: All Resources
Handouts and resources from SPC writing tutors
Essay Structure and Writing Handouts
Basic Essay Structure and Reverse Outline
Use this mini lesson to review the basics of organizing a formal essay. This is helpful for students who are 'stuck' early in the writing process.
Basic Paragraph Structure
A handout that helps students understand where research fits in with the rest of their essay as well as reviewing basic essay structure.
Keyhole Structure for Developing an Essay
A detailed explanation of essay structure and how to parts of an essay relate to one another.
Outlining an Essay
This handout explains why an outline is beneficial, gives an example outline, and includes a template.
Parallelism and Parallel Structure
Use this handout to explain the dos and don'ts of parallel structure
Thesis Statement Guide
Use this guide to help students understand both how to write a standard thesis statement and how a thesis statement connects to their essay as a whole.
Tips for Writing Formally
This handout reviews 14 tips to help students make their writing more formal.
Writing in Third Person
This detailed guide explains first and second person, and gives tips to help students convert their writing into third person.
Active vs Passive Voice
Use this handout to help students understand and correct when they are using passive voice.
A worksheet detailing how and when to use the correct article.
Basic Grammar Quick Guide
A worksheet briefly defining some of the most commonly used words and concepts in grammar.
This chart is a quick guide to basic capitalization.
A worksheet that reviews and explains rules for comma use.
A worksheet that shows the proper placements of the parts of speech within a sentence.
English Verb Tenses for Regular Verbs
A chart to help students who are changing tenses or how clarify when tenses are used.
A worksheet on how to identify, fix, and avoid fragmented sentences.
A worksheet explaining how to properly use modifiers in order to avoid misplacing or dangling your modifiers.
Nouns and Pronouns
A detailed explanation of the Parts of Speech: Nouns and Pronouns.
Parts of Speech: Adjectives and Adverbs
A detailed worksheet explain the Parts of Speech: Adjectives and Adverbs and how to use them to enhance your writing.
Parts of Speech Chart
A chart to help students better understand parts of speech.
Parts of Speech: Conjunctions
A detailed explanation of conjunctions and how to use them properly to connect words, phrases, and clauses.
Parts of Speech Handout
A brief explanation of and introduction to each of the eight Parts of Speech.
Parts of Speech: Prepositions
A worksheet explaining the prepositions and prepositional phrases.
Parts of Speech: Verbs
A detailed explanation of the verbs and how they are used.
A worksheet explaining how to ensure that pronouns properly agree with their antecedents (associated nouns).
This handout reviews common types of punctuation and how to use each correctly.
Run-ons and Comma Splices
A worksheet and flowchart that explains how to find, fix, and avoid the sentence errors of run-ons and comma splices.
A worksheet describing the four types of sentences and what elements are required for properly creating each one.
Subject-Verb Agreement Handout
A worksheet explaining how to ensure that verbs all properly agree with their subjects.
A worksheet showing how to properly use subordinate (dependent) clauses to construct complex sentences.
A worksheet that discusses how to choose the right verb to better your writing.
Transition Words and Phrases
A bank of transition words broken up by category with a mini-guide to using them at the bottom of the page.
APA 7th ed. Model Paper Guide
An example paper with notes that explain important elements.
APA 7th ed. Format Checklist
A printable checklist of APA 7th ed. formatting and documentation requirements.
APA 7th ed. Model Title Page and References Page
This example shows students the proper APA 7th ed. title and References pages.
APA 7th ed. References Page Guide
This is a detailed guide to the most common types of entries found on an APA 7th ed. References page with both generic (blank) templates and specific examples tailored to SPC courses.
APA Fillable Template
A fillable template to help students with the construction of References page entries in APA. Note: All Word docs immediately download upon being clicked.
APA 6th and 7th ed. Model Title Page and References Page
This hybrid example guide shows the proper APA title and References pages for both APA 6th and 7th editions.
APA 6th ed. In-Text Citations Detailed Guide
A detailed guide to using in-text citations for quoting a paraphrasing in APA 6th edition.
APA 6th ed. In-Text Citation Guide with Flowchart
This guide walks students through in-text citation basics in APA 6th edition, and the second page is a detailed flowchart.
APA 6th ed. References Page Guide
This is a detailed guide to the most common types of entries found on an APA 6th ed. References page with both generic (blank) templates and specific examples tailored to SPC courses.
APA 6th ed. Format Checklist
A printable checklist of APA 6th edition formatting and documentation requirements.
APA 6th ed. Header Formatting
Visual and text directions for formatting a header in APA 6th edition in Word.
Quoting and Paraphrasing in APA 6th Ed.
A detailed guide to quoting and paraphrasing the APA 6th ed. format.
APA and MLA Videos
APA 7th ed. Title Page Format Video
A video walking students through the steps of setting up their title page in APA 7th edition format.
APA 7th ed. Paper Body Format Video
A video walking students through the steps of formatting the body of a paper in APA 7th edition.
APA 7th ed. References Page Format Video
A video walking students through the steps of setting up their References page in APA 7th edition format.
APA 6th ed. Paper Format Video
Use this video to show students the basics of setting up a Word document in APA 6th edition format.
MLA Paper Format Video
Video walking students through the steps of formatting a paper in MLA.
APA 6th Edition
How to Choose and Use Quotes in MLA
This mini lesson reviews selecting, integrating, editing, and documenting quotes in MLA style.
MLA Annotated Bibliography Template (Word Doc)
An MLA formatted Word document for an annotated bibliography. Note: All Word docs immediately download upon being clicked.
MLA Format Checklist
This printable checklist reviews MLA format, citations, and Works Cited page structure.
MLA Format Paper Template (Word Doc)
An MLA formatted Word document that also includes detailed information about MLA format with resources. Note: All Word docs immediately download upon being clicked.
MLA In-Text Citation Guide with Flowchart
This guide walks students through in-text citation basics in MLA, and the second page is a detailed flowchart.
MLA In-Text Citations Detailed Guide
A detailed guide to in-text citations.
MLA Works Cited Guide
This is a detailed guide to the most common types of entries found on a Works Cited page with both generic (blank) templates and specific examples tailored to SPC courses.
Quoting and Paraphrasing in MLA
A detailed guide to quoting and paraphrasing in MLA.
Quoting Poetry and Drama in MLA
This mini lesson goes into the rules for quoting and citing both poetry and drama in MLA format.
A Guide to Creating Hanging Indents
Use this when students need to set hanging indents; visual guide with directions for Word, Word Online, and Google Docs.
How to Set a Hanging Indent Video
A short video to show students how to set a hanging indent in a Word document.
General Knowledge Test
General Knowledge Test Basics
Information about the General Knowledge (GK) Test, how it is scored, and study resources.
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