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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.


CMS (Chicago Manual of Style), 17th Edition Resources

Friday Writing Workshops

During each fall and winter semester, the Writing Center offers a series of in-person Friday writing workshops for students. The topics include "Writing with Academic Integrity," "Using APA, 7th edition," and "Using MLA." These sessions will be given twice each day, from 11 am–12:30 pm and from 1–2:30 pm. Led by a Writing Center tutor, these sessions will give an overview of the topic, provide hands-on exercises and activities for the participants, and include small and large group discussions. All workshops will be held in the presentation room inside the Writing Center (250 Zahnow). These workshops are free, and there is no need to register in advance. Video recordings of these presentations, which include prompts for students to write answers to different citation questions, can be found below. Each video runs about 40 minutes.

"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

Mon 6–9 pm, Tues 11 am–3 pm, Wed 11 am–3 pm, Thurs 11 am–3 pm, Sun 6–9 pm

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