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The Writing Center offers several presentations designed to assist groups of up to 24 students in becoming more versatile, confident writers. This page features the visual aids used in these presentations, and the Center permits others to use these resources freely.

To book a classroom presentation with the Writing Center on any of these topics, please contact the Writing Center at

Introduction to the Writing Center

This presentation introduces students to the Writing Center, lists services the Center provides, and details how to book appointments. This presentation runs for about 15 minutes.

WC Intro Presentation 23-24 (557KB)

APA 7 

This presentation goes over the basics of APA formatting. It includes a quick scavenger hunt using Purdue Owl's website. This presentation runs for about 20 minutes.

APA Workshop (10,661KB)


This presentation goes over the basics of MLA formatting. There is a group scavenger hunt activity using Purdue Owl's website. This presentation runs for about 20 minutes.

MLA 9 Workshop (5,383KB)

College writing, APA, and Plagiarism

This presentation walks through the basics of structuring a college essay, APA formatting, and avoiding plagiarism. 

College Writing, APA, & Plagiarism (3,301KB)

Personal Statements

This presentation outlines the structure of a personal statement, which can be used for certain scholarships, grad school applications, and others.

Personal Statements (667KB)

Scholarship Essays

This presentation helps students deconstruct scholarship essay questions and write a response.

Scholarship Essays (635KB)

Writing Survival Tools

This is an interactive workshop where students can learn about and use useful tools in word, google drive, and system settings. It also includes a few mental practices that will aid students in their college careers.

Writing Survival Tools (4,936KB)

Writing Survival Tools - Workspace (39KB)



Writing Center
Zahnow 250
(989) 964-6061

Dr. Bill Williamson, Acting Assistant Director
Zahnow 250B
(989) 964-2055