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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. 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 Winter 2021 semester, we will be holding these workshops on Zoom. Simply email us at writingcenter@svsu.edu to register, and we'll send you the Zoom link for the workshop a few days before the workshop begins. These Friday Writing Workshops will take place from 10 am - 11:30 am online, following the same format as our in-person workshop and providing participants the opportunity to learn more about different documentation styles and academic integrity. The topics and dates are as follows:

January 29: “Writing with Academic Integrity 

February 12: “Using APA 7 

March 19: “Using MLA 

April 16: “Writing with Academic Integrity 

In addition, 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. Download and view these videos using the live links below.

Academic Integrity Presentation (15,103KB)

APA 7 Presentation (18,910KB)

MLA 8 Presentation (21,849KB)

"Writer to Writer" Talk

Every winter semester, 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. This event has been cancelled for Winter 2021, due to the pandemic. 

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

May 17 - August 12 (closed June 24 - July 5), Su/M 6 - 9 pm, Tu/W 11 am - 3 pm

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