Handouts and Resources

Chryst Writing Center Handouts and Resources

Brainstorming and Getting Started

Getting Started.pdf

Powerpoints and Presentations

A Guide to Power Point Presentations: Handout.pdf

A Guide to Power Point Presentations: Slideshow.ppt

Plagiarism and How to Avoid It

Plagiarism.pdf

Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting.pdf

Resumes

A Quick Guide to Writing a Resume.pdf

Power Verbs.pdf

Grammar

Homonyms

Homonyms 2

Commas

Prepositions

APA Format

APA Formatting in Word 2007.pdf

Sample APA Paper Format.pdf



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Outside Resources

Grammar and General Writing Information

Grammar Bytes

This website has an index of common (and some very uncommon) grammar terms, as well as quizzes on all aspects of grammar. It also has a quick reference for students who do not have time to take the quizzes. In addition, there is a handout section, so you always have help available, even when you do not have access to the internet.

Grammar Book

This is a website to use in conjunction with the book Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation. This site contains a guide of rules for grammar and for writing papers or even resumes. There are also several quizzes, and even an editing service on this site.

Technical Writing Zone
While this site is geared more towards people who aim to be a professional technical writer, there is still a great deal of information for those taking technical writing courses. Some information includes: comparing technical writing to other forms of writing, samples of technical writing, and key questions to keep in mind when writing a technical paper.

Citations and Manuscript Setup

Easy Bib

Frustrated with trying to find the right places for periods, commas, underlining, or quoting? Stop by EasyBib! You can get your MLA citations here. If you join for less then $10 a year you can also access APA citation formats, along with a list of other features. This site also includes extensive reference guides for MLA and APA styles.

Knight Cite

This is a site hosted by Calvin College. It allows you to easily cite in MLA, APA, and Chicago style. This site contains a large list of how to reference resources, even methods of referencing art, cartoons, and music.

Purdue OWL

This is a site hosted by Purdue University. It has lots of good information to help you with citing and manuscript setup in APA, MLA, Chicago, and ASA styles. There is also information regarding Business letters, resumes, and more! Don't be afraid to use the search feature-- that's the easiest way to find what you're looking for.