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Student Resources

In addition to offering help through tutoring sessions, we also have a number of handouts and videos on using MLA, APA, and CMS, along with general writing tips. Our tutors offer writing workshops every semester as well.

MLA (Modern Language Association), 8th Edition Resources

For an interactive guide created by former Writing Center tutor Ky Wojciechowski, click MLA 8 guide.


Purdue OWL Guide to MLA

Friday Writing Workshops

Most semesters, the Writing Center offered a series of in-person Friday writing workshops for students. The topics include "Writing with Academic Integrity," "Using APA, 7th edition," and "Using MLA." Led by a Writing Center tutor, these sessions give an overview of the topic, provide hands-on exercises and activities for the participants, and include small- and large-group discussions.

This Fall semester, we have created interactive videos based on these presentations and put them online for student and faculty use. Each video, led by a tutor and featuring writing prompts for students to complete, runs about 40 minutes.

Academic Integrity Presentation (15,103KB)

APA 7 Presentation (18,910KB)

MLA 8 Presentation (21,852KB)

"Writer to Writer" Talk

Every winter, the Writing Center hosts a faculty member talking about his or her writing process: not just why they write, but how. These workshops give students an opportunity to listen to a well-respected academic discuss how they handle the demands of writing and research in their field. 

Past Talks

February 2020: Dr. Brad Jarvis, History Department

February 2019: Dr. Ken Jolly, History Department

February 2018: Dr. Eric Gardner, English Department


Writing Center
Zahnow 250
(989) 964-6061

Fall 2020 ONLINE
September 14–December 17 (Hours TBD)

Director, Helen Raica-Klotz
Zahnow 250
(989) 964-6062