Handouts

Higher Order Concerns | Parts of the Essay | The Writing Process
Lower Order Concerns | Punctuation | Grammar | ESL
Citation | MLA | APA | Chicago | ASA
Types of Essays | Modes

Our handouts serve as a collection of advice and guidelines compiled by our tutors on some of the most common writing issues that college students encounter. While nothing is quite as good as going to the source (your professor, the course textbook, the appropriate style manual, etc.), our handouts can help you understand the basics of academic writing or navigate a new topic.

Higher Order Concerns

Parts of the Essay

1 - Thesis Statement | 2 - Introductions | 3 - Topic Sentences | 4 - Body Paragraphs
5 - Conclusions | 6 - Transitions | 7 - Quotations | 8 - Plot Structure
9 - Literary Elements | 10 - Character Analysis

The Writing Process

1 - Academic Voice | 2 - Plagiarism | 3 - Prewriting | 4 - Organization
5 - Proofreading | 6 - Writer's Block | 7 - Finding Sources | 8 - Evaluating Sources
9 - Rhetoric | 10 - Logical Fallacies | 11 - Irony Explained

Lower Order Concerns

Punctuation

1 - Commas | 2 - Apostrophes | 3 - Colons and Semicolons | 4 - Run-On Sentences
5 - Commas: Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Elements

Grammar

1 - Subject-Verb Agreement | 2 - Verb Tenses | 3 - Prepositions | 4 - The Verb "To Be"
5 - Adjectives and Adverbs | 6 - Pronouns and Antecedents | 7 - Substitutes for Says

ESL

1 - Articles in English | 2 - Singular and Plural Nouns in English

Citations

MLA - 8th Edition

0 - MLA Paper Template (.docx - Word 2007-2016) | 0 - MLA Paper Template (.doc - Word 1997-2003)
1 - Print Sources | 2 - Electronic Sources | 3 - In-Text citations | 4 - Page Formatting

APA

0 - APA Paper Template (.docx - Word 2007-2016) | 0 - APA Paper Template (.doc - Word 1997-2003)
1 - Print Sources | 2 - Electronic Sources | 3 - In-Text citations | 4 - Page Formatting

Chicago

1 - Notes | 2 - Bibliography | 3 - Page Formatting

ASA

1 - Print Sources | 2 - Electronic Sources | 3 - In-Text citations | 4 - Page Formatting

Types of Essays

Modes

1 - Narration Essay | 2 - Informative Essay | 3 - Division/Analysis Essay | 4 - Literary Analysis
4a - Literary Elements | 4b - Character Analysis | 4c - Plot Structure | 4d - Irony Explained
5 - Reflection Essay | 6 - Ad Analysis Essay | 7 - Position Essay | 8 - Argument Essay
9 - Problem Solution Essay | 10 - White Paper | 11 - Annotated Bibliography