Handouts & Guides

Writing Handouts & Resources

The documents linked below were all created by SSU's Writing Center. We hope they are helpful!

“Backwards” or Descriptive Outlines

A Brief Rundown on the Parts of Speech

Annotating Texts

Apostrophes: Piece o’ Cake

Articles (A, An, The)

Some Basic Steps in Writing Your MA Thesis

Body Paragraph Organization/ Development

Commas

Usage Demons: Some Commonly Misused Words

Conjunctions…What’s their Function?

Coordinators and Subordinators

Editing and Proofreading Strategies

Editing for Concision and Clarity

Error Analysis (For Tutors)

Fragments, Run-Ons, and Comma Splices: A Few Strategies for Identifying and Fixing Them

Organizational Writing: Giving Good News and Bad News

Grammar Checklist

Hierarchy of Concerns for Assessing Writing

How to Avoid Plagiarism

How To Write a Thesis Statement

Mechanics of Quoting

Misplaced Modifiers

Revising Thesis Statements

Semicolons, Colons & Dashes

Strategies for Effective Revising

Summary vs Analysis

Ten Cardinal Rules for Taking Essay Exams

The Basic Rules All Good Writers Know

The Rhetorical Triangle: Understanding and Using Logos, Ethos, and Pathos

Transitional Devices

Understanding Your Prompt

Verb Tense Overview

Working Toward Cohesion and Thematic Unity: Some Basic Tools

Writing Cover Letters

Writing Great Introductions

Writing Strong Conclusions

Writing the Grad School Personal Statement

 

Math Guides & Resources

Coming soon!

 

Time Management, Study Skill Guides & Resources

Studying 101 (created by one of our Learning Community Mentors!)

Canvas Walkthrough (created by one of our Writing Center Tutors!)

 

Off-Campus Resources

Coming soon!