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Resources for Students

The Writing Center has a lot to offer both in-person and online. Check out our handouts and services or make an appointment with one of our tutors! Chances are one of our tutors has taken the class you are in now or at least had a class with your professor and can talk about what your professor looks for in an assignment. 

Humanities Writing


Reading Strategies         Research Questions       Idea Clustering        

Deconstructing a Prompt

Discovery Draft

Freewriting        Selecting a Topic         Outlining

Rough Draft

Introduction         Thesis          Body Paragraphs            Conclusion


Receiving and Applying Feedback        Questions for Revision

Final Draft                            

Transitions         Integrating Quotes         Grammar/Polish



In-text Citations          Footnotes and Endnotes       


Formatting and Style        Citations and References         Tables and Figures          

Footnotes and Endnotes


Harvard             Chicago/Turabian                  

Science Writing


The Lab Report          General Guidelines

Discipline-specific Conventions

Anthropology       Biology          Chemistry            Economics/Business      

Environmental Science        Geology         Neuroscience         Physics        

Psychology          Sociology

Miscellaneous Skills

Close Reading        Literature Review        Comparative Essay        Abstract       

Poetry Analysis        Paraphrasing vs Quoting         Grant Proposals       Book and Film Reviews

Response Paper       Annotated Bibliography       Critical Analysis        Reflective Writing       

Case Studies


CC Honor Code        Writing Across Borders         Cultural Definitions of Intellectual Property

Career Writing

Analyzing Job Descriptions       Curriculum Vitae       Cover Letter          CC Career Center

Creative Writing           


Genres       Prompts        National Novel-Writing Month   


Asking for Feedback       Revising

Journals and Writing Communities

Glimmertrain         Sixfold        Contests

Thesis Writing

Thesis-Writing Specialist

Portfolio Links 

First-Year Writing Portfolio, Class of 2018 (Winter Start)       First-Year Writing Portfolio, Class of 2019 

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